The amount of energy people use during exercising greatly varies betweenpeople. In order to predict how much energy you will use and how much you will have to eat during exercising, we need some personal information from you. In this way you can get personal nutrition plans.
When you are exercising you use both energy from fat and from sugars. The sugars are contained in your muscles in the form of glycogen. To perform well, you have to replenish the glycogen (partly), but the fats don’t necessarily have to be replenished during your ride. Therefore, the energy intake advice of EatMyRide is lower than the total amount of energy that you will use during your ride
First of all, make sure you have the Garmin IQ mobile app installed. Then you can download the EatMyRide datafield in the Garmin Connect IQ store. After that, follow these steps:
EatMyRide has a database with many sports nutrition products. In the app you can search for your preferred products. If your preferred food is not available in the database, you can create your own ‘Custom food’. You can also use this functionality if you are using homemade products.
When you use a Garmin cycling computer or smartwatch you can download the EatMyRide datafield in the Garmin Connect IQ Store. With this datafield you can load the nutrition plan on your Garmin so that you get notified when you have to eat. Are you a user without Garmin cycling computer or smartwatch? We will add functionality to the app in the future,so that you also can get notifications when you have to eat during your ride.