Special plateau breaking for 50+?
I've been riding since January, now, and have been increasing my time & intensity on the bike(s). I started out in January at 265#. Initially, I dropped 10# down to 255. Now, my weight has crept back up to 260# and seems stuck there. Some of this has been "denser muscle for less-dense fat" substitution since my waist is smaller now, but I'm still stuck!
After cruising the Training & Nutrition (T&N) forum, they seem to suggest a slight increase in output combined with some decrease in caloric intake.
My question is: How does age affect the above advice? In my specific circumstance, I have gout, and can't eat a diet heavy in beans for protein (a fave recommendation of the weight weenies in T&N). Without substituting proteins, I'm looking at reducing the size of meals (particularly in the evenings) to reduce overall calories.
Any specific suggestions for getting out of the plateau & reducing some?