One of these days, I'm going to pack a sweet potato. I eat them all the time, and I think they'd be good on the bike. I just haven't come across the right opportunity of ride and want-to.
BTW I told the elevator story yesterday to a group of ladies here at the office and I wasn't sure they were going to make it they were laughing so hard.
THough my stories are funny while written, with my theatrics while telling them I can be quite a character (and modest too)
"if you ride it the way it's meant to be ridden there's no way any wife is less of a ***** than a bicycle." - gstein
How big of a calorie deficit do you guys run while training and trying to lose weight? I am running about -1,000 daily but feel like it might be too much of a deficit.
1000 calories is _way_ too big of a deficit. Take it to 250-500/day. That's 1/2-1 pound per week. It's still really, really tough to do it without losing a bunch of muscle (You'll lose some muscle no matter how you do it), but at least it's realistic.
If I go beyond -500 per day I just get so ravenous that I eat everything in sight and end up with a net surplus.
Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!
Well, about to make about 20 allen lim rice cakes and some baby potatoes with salt, parmesan, and oil YUM.
I agree. Learning how to cook is important, assuming you care at all about the taste or the nutrition of the food you eat. Some people just shovel in any old junk.
Being able to cook also impresses women.
Most of the food in Lim's book is easy to make if you have even a small amount of skill in the kitchen, but he doesn't explain basic technique. I learned to cook out of Joy of Cooking but that's not what I'd recommend. It's like learning to program from the K&R C book.
So what then? Get just good enough so that you can point out all the things she is doing wrong?
Chicks dig that. And movie quotes.
I just want to say that the past month and a half has had me rethinking a number of things.. I've taken to making a large spinach, onion, and cheese omelette before some of my recent 5-7 hour rides, instead of doing the oatmeal/carbs bit. Never once came close to feeling a bonk, or tired, or anything. Just keep eating on the bike like I normally would.
Putting the Duh in Floriduh.
This has been an interesting thread and I have little to offer except this;
"The most awesome daily oatmeal recipe ever"
1/2 cup organic rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened vanilla flavored almond milk
2-3 tablespoons organic ground flax seed meal
cover and microwave on high for 2.5 minutes (adjust as needed)
while it cooks prep 1 cup of fruit in the one cup measure that you used previously.
organic frozen blueberries from costco and/or
cut up strawberries and/or
heat in microwave for 100 seconds
While heating the fruit, stir into the oatmeal
sweetener of choice (I use stevia or truvia)
1/2 or 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder (depending on needs)
Stir in the fruit and enjoy.
less than 400 calories and stays with you all morning
great balance of macronutrients and fiber
takes 7 minutes total to prepare.
^use only fresh fruits and add in chia seeds, hemp protein, and maca root powder plus cook in a small pot on the stovetop and it sounds almost like my daily breakfast. yum!
Every once in a while I will do the omelet-loaded-with-veggies thing for breakfast. Delicious. In fact, I might do that for lunch today.
After rides, I like to eat as much protein as I can find (I really need to get some more protein bars). Last night after 2 hours with a 5x5 @ 100% I ate a fried egg and cheese on a bagel, raspberries, a hand full of almonds, banana, and a bowl of no-fat yogurt + granola. That's about as much protein as I can find. One question though:
I have a rest week this week (1 hour rides @ 100 rpm, HR no more than 75% max) and I don't know what to eat. Should I just eat like normal, or try to eat a lot of protein or carbs? Thanks!
"You lack motivation because cycling is a stupid sport with no upside that takes way too much time out of your life to be mediocre at." - Racer Ex