Hello all. So I’ve recently started biking and running. I picked up cycling about a month ago, and the running just started this week. I’m having major problems with lows. Actually, it’s not so much the lows as fixing them that’s the problem. I’m currently calorie counting to lose weight. Normal meals and snacks don’t seem to the problem, but everything I’ve used in the past to fix a low seems to be piled high with carbs and subsequent calories. I’m looking for some suggestions.
I keep Gatorade on hand when I’m on my bike, and it’s not loaded with calories, but glucose tabs are, and in the past, that’s been my quick and easy fix. Any suggestions as to what to use?
I’m also looking for some guidance on what to eat or drink before a long bike or a long run. I always carry food and my meter with me on my bike, but I don’t always carry it on a run. I don’t like having anything on my body or in my hand. Like I said, all of this is recent, so any suggestions to help me stick with the exercise regiment and healthy eating would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!