6 Things to Know When Cycling for Weight Loss May 7, 2019 11:51:52 GMT -7
Post by desertbikes on May 7, 2019 11:51:52 GMT -7
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This isn't a bad article and what works for some doesn't always work for others. While most bike pubs are really geared toward a younger set (with higher incomes & carbonfiber bikes), here are a few things for older and/or fatter people too. At least these work for me:
I watch sugar as mentioned in the article. I look at fat weight & transfat content in food, but not calories. But I always watch sugar (grams) and, in my case, sodium as well.
Ride frequently. Don't try for long weekly runs. At least not at first. And certainly not if you don't enjoy it or you have days of pain after. A few miles, particularly two or more times a day is great. If you're in a flat area & don't have hills for a challenge, switch to higher gears to make your legs work harder.
I eat 5 times a day when I'm in bike mode - to lose weight or get back up to speed after not riding regularly for a few weeks.. If I have a "meal" it's no later than midday. As you work harder you'll want more food. Keep it a bay with healthy snacks. Granola bars aren't healthy. ARE NOT! Carb & sugar filled "energy bars or drinks" are fine if you're at 3% body fat. Drink water while riding, not energy drinks. You might as well gulp hummingbird food.
So, eating small more frequently & and ride harder for shorter distances more frequently works for me. Your mileage may vary.