HIT also increases HGH levels... And post-workout metabolism remains higher than basal with HIT, whereas with slow-paced aerobic workouts, it drops to normal levels immediately afterwards.
Can you do any more than 150-miles? If that's all you can do, make one LONG ride a week, 50-60miles if you can. It's the 2nd-3rd hour of the endurance ride that really burns off the fat. The short 1-hr rides are best done at high-intensity, intervals & hill-climbs. Be sure to do warm-up & stretch/massage afterwards.
And be sure to eat enough afterwards for recovery to raise insulin & leptin levels after a ride so you won't feel hungry. Different types of food raises insulin different amounts, you want high-GI carbs right after a workout for best recovery. Coincidently it also suppresses hunger the best by raising insulin & leptin the fastest. Just don't eat too much and causing too big of an insulin spike and not so much that you end up taking in more calories than you burned off that day.
About 400-500 calories after a workout is about right, then followed by a normal meal in a couple hours.
Starvation diets where you feel hungry all the time doesn't do much for weight loss because you end up binging. Spread out your meals perhaps to maintain a constant, but not low blood-sugar level.
Last edited by DannoXYZ; 10-05-06 at 10:06 AM.