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A Sports Nutritionist’s Gas Station Picks to Fuel a Long Ride

A person wearing a helmet and cycling gear drinks from a water bottle while standing next to a bicycle on a rural road. The person is looking towards the horizon and the surrounding landscape features green grass and a clear sky. MyFitnessPal Blog
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Gas stations are for fueling cars not bodies, after all — but in life, there are exceptions to every rule. So when you’re on a training ride, kitted out in the middle of nowhere and you’re bonking, and need food, what do you do? In other words, your only options are to eat something from the gas station or starve.

While gas stations may not be ideal, these convenient shops offer more possibilities than you think to fuel your long bike ride.

Here are four scenarios and solutions for when you’re looking to fuel your ride at the gas station:

These tips will get you through fueling your ride when you’re desperate, but try not to rely on gas station options. Regardless of the situation, your best bet for overall health and top performance is to have a well-designed sports nutrition plan that you’re prepared to follow.

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