Just posted this in General Cycling without even realizing this forum was here, so here it is again...
Ok so I am an overweight person (started at 280 and am now down to 238) I have done this mostly by doing the Atkins diet.
Now I understand that different people have different views on how the Atkins diet will affect overall health, and while I apreciate the concern it is working for me where nothing else has in the past.
I am very new to cycling so my body is not at all conditioned for it yet and I tire out very easily, lately though I have been wondering how much of that is a lack of fitness and how much of that is a lack of carbs.
My question to everyone here however is how badly am I going to hurt my ability to ride by living on a low carb diet? I generaly consume under 30 carbs per day, which obviously means that curently the sugestions of Pasta, Clif Bars, etc are not being utilized by me.
So to be effective on a bike should I forego the low-carb diet? All together? Only while on the bike?
Any input (cycling specific only please) is greatly apreciated.