I often post "you can't out ride a bad diet" but there's a bit more to the story. Maybe I should change it to "Most of us can't out ride a bad diet".
Quoted from April 2014 Road magazine, a cycling mag. Author is Scott Saifer M.S.
"Researchers found that people who consistently and appropriately exercise a half hour per day can generally avoid diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses that come with being sedentary. These people also maintain strength, balance and bone mass. Though they remain reasonably healthy, subjects who exercised around one half hour per day continued to gain weight.
The research further indicated that on average, with or without dieting, people who exercised an hour per day got the health benefits of exercise and maintained weight rather than gaining or losing over the long term.
With or without dieting, only people who consistently exercise 90 minutes or more per day-- or the weekly equivalent with longer and shorter days actually lose weight and become lean in the long term. "
Bold font added by me.
90 min/day = 10.5 hours/week. I ride ~8 hours/week, the only way I can do this is I use my bike for transportation. I haven't driven my car in over a month. So for me I can't out ride a bad diet but I'm trusting the right mix of riding and diet will get me where I want to be
I'm 5'8" and 196. I happen to fit the BMI mold. I'm currently Obese by 6 lbs and 28 lbs from Normal.
Where do you fit in? Does the above ring true for you?