Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Upstate NY
Bikes: Simoncini, Gary Fisher, Specialized Tarmac
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I know I have been away for awhile - a lot has happened in my absence and I may get around to telling it but lets just see how this one goes.
Before I wrote this I searched the posts for references to fitday - there were a few in passing but nothing that stands out.
I have been trying to loose weight all summer, cutting back - riding lots but no real success. A few weeks ago I stumbled onto Fitday
, I logged my intake and activities carefully. What I found after a few days surprised me. My caloric intake was all over the map, my fiber intake was barely 50% of the recommended levels and my protein was much lower than I thought. Lots of carbs - LOTS of them.
So I changed things up, I significantly raised my protein intake and made sure I hit the RDAI for fiber each day. I really didn't have to worry about eating to much - it was hard to not get full. Within the first week I lost 5 lbs and had to start forcing myself to eat (not a problem I was used to). Now at this rate I will easily reach a good climbing weight for Whiteface - assault #2 next June.
All along I thought I was eating right, I had several pieces of fresh fruit each day, oatmeal with some dried fruit in the AM and a salad each night with dinner. In reality this was still not adequate. I had to replace my normal lunch sandwich with high protein, I had to add (yes add) a Kashi trail mix bar during the day and swap the oatmeal for Kashi Go Lean to even come close to hitting the numbers. I can still have my wine on the weekends and even have treats - but now I get to see the scale go down.
So if you have been struggling with the weight, and since we are going into the winter months, give this website a try - it's free and it provides you with a lot of good information to manage your diet, activities and lifestyle.