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Donut Diet Update ...(7 posts)

Donut Diet Update ...Humma Hah
Jul 16, 2001 12:08 PM
... Last week I reported that I was experimenting with my Donut Diet: do a brisk training ride and then have a couple of 270-calorie creme-filled donuts as a recovery snack.

My mileage goal is 70 miles/week. I lost some ground a couple of months ago due to a major move, plus a couple of equipment breakdowns, and have been making that up, maybe 20 miles per week extra riding on a good week.

Last week, the first full week on the Donut Diet, I logged 143 miles, over twice my goal, and am now sitting at about 69.7 miles per week average since January 1, about 9 miles off my year's goal. This week, assuming today's training ride and two more, plus a planned century on Saturday, I expect to hit 170 miles, and wind up with miles in the bank!

Of course, two donuts are about 540 calories. At 50 calories/mile, they set me back 10.8 miles. The ten donuts I had last week cost me 54 miles, so my net was more like 89, still better than my goal. And, in fact, I'd snacked rather heavily after each ride prior to the donuts, who knows how many calories.

All told, I'm motivated to ride even better that I was. And this morning, I got on the scales and saw a low weight I haven't seen in 15 years. Maybe this nutty idea actually works?

Now, the next question is, can I carry half a dozen of these belly-bombs with me this Saturday for the NSA-OCE century? Hmmm, gotta see if my wife has any Tupperware that'll fit my backpack.
puree the donuts, add soy milk and serve in camelbak NMHaiku d'état
Jul 16, 2001 12:23 PM
Store 'em on the handle barsLazy
Jul 16, 2001 12:53 PM
And then just eat them off when hungry. I would advise waiting until an extremely smooth section of tarmac before trying this though. Have fun.
Very messy with creme-filled ...Humma Hah
Jul 16, 2001 1:00 PM
... but might work with glazed (which, BTW, are only 180 calories each).

It does sound like fun. I finally tracked down the website which Cyclopathic had taken the original NSA-OCE century post from. That's No Shifting Allowed -- Or Coasting Either. Its a no-fee, self-supported training ride by a lunatic fringe of fixed-gear randoneers associated with the Potomac Pedalers. Its not on the main schedule, but is mentioned in a training rides schedule.
The link, DC-area riders take note ...Humma Hah
Jul 16, 2001 1:02 PM
For weekend training rides in the DC, Southern MD, Northern VA area, check this out:
re: try to freeze 'emcyclopathic
Jul 17, 2001 8:29 AM
at least partially, that way they'll survive a few hours before complete meltdown. I'm getting a can of nutella for my ride, yum
Nutella, yum!Humma Hah
Jul 17, 2001 12:18 PM
I've got some of that in the fridge -- tasty stuff! Nice change occasionally from the organic peanut butter.

What I'm planning to try this weekend is to cram a suitable Tupperware storage container down in my ridiculous backpack, and put the donuts in that. The donut shop is just a few blocks away, open 24 hours, and they bake them on-site. I'll get perfectly fresh donuts on the way to the start.

This backpack is actually a hiking daypack. Its too big, and has too many widgets on it, but I really like it for three reasons. The first is that it has a pocket for my 60-oz hydration pack. The second is that it has room for all my tools (I generally carry enough wrenches, spares, etc, to overhaul my relic) and any cargo I need to carry (shopping, etc.), and finally, this unique Vaude design has an arched back that allows ventilation. My old pack, after a century, would be soaked with sweat, half the contents ruined.