Ok, I did a search of the forums AND have read(skimmed) through most of the topics. I see some good information and most of it is arguing back and forth over long term success.
I don't care about long term (at least in the context of this diet). I know there is no quick fix for weight loss or long term health. But I have boot camp starting on March 24. In order to make sure there is absolutely no reason they will say I can't go, I plan on dropping at least 10 lbs before that day.
I already ride ~100 miles a week. Average 17-20mph depending on the day. I ride no less than an hour when I ride. So I am already exercising.
From what I have gathered, the lack of carbs will lead me to feel more fatigued and have less power MAINLY on longer rides due to the lack of "fuel". Is that correct?
Since the duration of my rides are usually no longer than 2 hours (gotta love time constraints right?) I shouldn't feel the effect of less carbs all that much. Now I assume I would need to use an energy gel before a ride as well as a sports drink during the ride as that would keep me fueled during the ride. But other than that, is there anything else I need to be doing?
I just want to make sure I am not going to severely hamper my fitness by doing this.