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Best Way to Drop Pounds?(12 posts)

Best Way to Drop Pounds?NYrider
Jul 30, 2001 12:21 PM

Advice/comments on losing weight...the more I ride, the hungrier I get, yet can't seem to drop the weight I need in order to improve my riding...(which is about 10-15 pounds). Any advice or comments or do I just need to go hungry for a few weeks?

Any and all experience and comments welcome. Thanks.
Couple of thingsBiking Viking
Jul 30, 2001 12:39 PM
1. Stay off the high-glycemic carbs - Rice, white bread, sugar.
2. Drink two glasses of water and eat a carrot just before dinner.
3. Eat s-l-o-w-l-y.
4. Snack on fruit during the day.

Works for me...

What is the carrot for? nmLive Steam
Jul 30, 2001 3:02 PM
Same purpose as the water...Biking Viking
Jul 30, 2001 3:06 PM
...fill your stomach with some low-calorie stuff before you start digging in.

re: Best Way to Drop Pounds?Tom C
Jul 30, 2001 12:43 PM
long duration 3 or more hours, low intensity 15-18 mph and possibly most important; the sugary stuff you eat i.e. energy bars, candy, bagels with jelly or jam, fig bars, pasties etc. are best eaten while riding ( I know, I know, spreading jam on a bagel while riding is difficult not to mention dragging along a toaster) or within 30 minutes of finishing your ride. Me 5'9" 131 lbs. Don't neglect protein intake either, it's time released energy. Oh yes, don't eat and you'll go into starvation mode. Your body doesn't recognize what your brain wants to do and your appetite will come back with a vengeance and you will gain even more weight. Sound familiar? That's the thing America has been battling for a generation now and why there is a weight loss industry. Good Luck !
re: Best Way to Drop Pounds?Jerry Gardner
Jul 30, 2001 12:43 PM
1) Burn more calories than you consume.
2) Don't binge after a ride. A bagel or two is preferrable to a whole pepperoni pizza or 1/2 gallon of ice cream.
3) Limit your fat intake to 10% or your total calories.
4) Ride. Ride. Ride.
Jul 30, 2001 2:03 PM
You know what you need to do to lose the weight. The real problem is that there isn't a painless way to do it. There is a sensible way to do it of course, eating sensible foods in appropriate quantities and burning caleries. This limits the paid, but won't eliminate it.

The real answer is to make the commitment, plan a reasonable diet, and, to borrow an overused phrase, just do it.

There is hope. I'm on the other side of where you are. I decided I wanted to lose 8 lbs. in early June. I've lost 10, and now I'm trying to figure out how not to put it back on. Actually, riding may be very good for this. I can justify eating some cookies halfway through a four hour ride and not feel that I just killed my diet.

And there are benefits. I am riding better at the lower weight. Now if I could just take some weight off the bike without breaking the bank . . .
Take a shit before you rideCrapper Jack
Jul 30, 2001 4:04 PM
Take a shit before you ride.
Why not leave one? Can't imagine why you'd take one. (nm)12x23
Jul 30, 2001 5:01 PM
Standard pro adviceKerry Irons
Jul 30, 2001 5:38 PM
Go to bed a little hungry. That way, your body has to get all its "night time" energy from fat, rather than from what's in your stomach. Plus, you are hungry for fewer waking hours, so it's easier to take. Just make sure that your body fat is high enough so that you really are able to lose fat and not muscle.
re: Best Way to Drop Pounds?Lone Gunman
Jul 30, 2001 6:22 PM
Take a look at a book called Protein Power. This plan increases protein intake, reduces carbo intake and you lose weight. You could be real close to getting the intake percentages right and dropping some weight. For me it was understanding what to drink and not drink, as a result I dropped about 33 lbs over a period of 15 weeks. And after I started the plan I discovered that it was nothing new, this was a type of plan that European coaches had been using for years. In simple terms, excess carbo is stored as fat, reduce the excess carbo by increasing protein.
re: Best Way to Drop Pounds?posty
Jul 31, 2001 6:09 AM
A few comments.

1. Be careful, and if you are really dieting, do it under the guidance of a physician.
2. Beware fad diets.
3. I believe there is a weight range that is to some extent genetically predetermined, and in which you'll stay if you eat right. To get outside of that range (at either end) you have to do something extreme.
4. Don't pay too much attention to any posts here, because we don't know you, your general health/medical conditions, etc, etc. See a pro if you are having trouble.