I don't post much, usually just read and search topics. It's great reading everyone's success stories. I've been riding a road bike for about 3 years now. I do sprint tri's and want to get rid of about 20-30 lbs. My question is when you're counting calories and exercising as much as we do how many calories should we/I consume in a day? I have searched online and I'm not really finding too much. I currently take in around 2000 cals per day, sometimes less. I ride for an hour 4 times a week with an avg of 16-18 mph. I am 6ft 225lbs, 35 yrs old. I have been counting calories for 10 days and have lost 6 pounds.
Is it "safe" to only consume 2000 cals and then burn 900 - 1100 during exercise? Should I up the calories or decrease the exercise?
Any links to useful sites on this subject is welcome as well.
Thanks in advance for your input.