I'm returning to cycling for the 2nd season after many years off. In college I was in good shape and biked quite a bit. Now I'm getting back into it. I've built a decent fitness base over the past year but now I'm wanting to ratchet it up to the next level.
I'm faster on the bike than a lot of my skinny cycling buddies. Over the past month I've been focusing more on interval training and shorter harder rides trying to get more quality time vs quantity time. Also, I've been reading more about nutrition and making sure I eat good before and after my training rides.
Problem is, I'm still quite a bit overweight (5'9" 230lbs). Although I can feel myself getting stronger on the bike, I'm not losing any weight. I'm guessing I will have to choose between riding for fitness or riding for weight loss. I was really hoping I could do both but now I'm doubting if I can.
Any suggestions? Anyone else have similar problem?