Iíve had a rigorous training and racing season that is now coming to an end (I do hope to extend it with a bit of Cyclocross racing).
Iíve lost a lot of weight. I donít say this in a good way. Iíve always been thin, but this year I lost about 10% of my total body weight and my body mass is in the low 5ís. I donít usually fluctuate more than a pound or two and my weight has been very consistent for 30 years, no matter what I eat. 10% is a lot for me.
My wife says I am too thin. Co-workers have asked me if I was loosing weight and did I feel okay?
I went to the doctor just to make sure and he said I was fine. When I told him about my riding schedule he understood why. He said I was thin in an athletic way, proper for what I have been doing all summer.
I try (and often succeed) in watching my diet. I try not to eat too much junk.
Which brings me to my question. Iíve got to put some weight back on but I want to do it in a healthy way. I donít want to eat Chuckís Bar Be Que every night (well, I do, but you know what I mean). And Iím not too interested in eating more protein powder than I already do. I want to eat real food if possible.
I plan on staying as active as possible in the fall and winter, so Iím still going to burn my fair share of calories, but I need to bulk up in the best possible way.
Any advice for me?