04 Jan Bingoal UCI ProTeam riders monitor their diets with LogMeal
We have a new partnership for the next 2 years with Bingoal WB, a cycling team founded in 2011 under the impulse of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. It is a training structure for cyclists consisting of a professional continental team (UCI Pro Team) and a development team of young talent (UCI Continental Team U23). They are led by Christophe Brandt, the team’s General Manager and former professional road bike racer.
Their goals are seeking performance and training young riders in contact with experienced athletes, to enable them to reach the professional world. In 2020 they founded a Paracycling team and more recently, in 2021, a Ladies team.
Bingoal WB has started to use LogMeal to take more account of their riders’ diet. Our goals with this collaboration are to promote healthy nutritional habits that enhance the maximum performance of Bingoal cyclists and to motivate them to take an active role in their health.
Benefits for Bingoal riders
The use of LogMeal allows cyclists to digitally self-monitor their diet. It stores all registered food intakes as a food diary and classifies them per day and occasion (breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner). Also, it shows all information about the dishes, including ingredients, quantities, and more than 30 micro & macro nutrients indicators.
LogMeal calculates the recommended daily intakes of energy (kcal), carbohydrates (g), proteins (g) and fats (g). Each cyclist can visualize at any time of the day their remaining daily intakes, in other words, how are his/her daily goals going and how far he/she is from reaching them. It also indicates whether the goal has been exceeded.
All this information allows them to analyze their food consumption and adjust it accordingly. LogMeal provides nutrient indicators information that cyclists have never considered before and which are now key to their sporting performance and endurance. Thanks to LogMeal, cyclists refine their nutritional education exponentially, allowing them to have greater control over how they should fuel themselves at different times of the year, such as during training, pre-season, pre-race, race day, etc., and in turn how to improve and streamline post-exertion recovery.
Nutrition refers to the nutrients in food and the process that occurs in the organism after its ingestion. It is one of the main pillars of our overall health. A well-planned diet has a positive impact on sports performance and helps to recover faster, reducing the risk of injury.
Benefits for Bingoal’s Performance Manager
LogMeal Platform helps Bingoal’s Performance Manager, Jon Wiggins, to know objectively what the cyclists eat anytime, anywhere.
“Is it a great solution to easily track all cyclists, see the extent of their daily nutritional objectives and be able to set specific goals for them.”
Also, it allows him to view the images and nutritional values of their users’ intakes, make dish recommendations and track their progress.