Thursday, March 13, 2008

What I am Babbling About...Today


Chocolate milk saved my life. I read a Velonews article a couple years back it wasn't
This Velonews Article but the one I read is mentioned in the linked article. It talks about a study where they basically found that Chocolate milk is as good or better than most recovery drinks on the market. That and as an added bonus you don't gag when you try to drink it.
This is the type of thing you read and then immediately close the subject for debate. I don't care if studies have come out since debunking the whole thing, chocolate milk works for me and that's all I need to know, la, la, la, I'm not listening, the end.
My philosophy is to avoid high-tech sports foods in general until it is absolutely necessary to consume them...that would be raceday. The rest of the time I say stick to peanut butter filled chocolate covered pretzels, Peanut butter and jelly, bananas, cookies, potato chips...anything but some futuristic glop that looks and tastes like something a bird regurgitated in brick form. Now I'm just waiting for the study that proves that pizza, beer, and coffee are essential elements in an athlete's diet. Carmichael advocates the "Caveman Diet". I'm waiting for the "My Dad Diet".

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

that's really funny uncle thom.

Ryan said...

In the summer, I'm a huge fan of the post-ride (or race) milkshake.

Mmmmmm calories.

Retro grouch said...

Twinkees rule !

The lara bars are not bad tasting nor have the texture of pre-chewed food.


btw and 1/2 hour on the rollers today!

Tom said...

Have you tried Yohoo ? I've been drinking that crap for years, but then what do I know.