I have nearly 20 lbs to lose.
If i were to eat:
a small pre ride meal
gels/ energy bars on rides
eat in the three/four hours post-ride (1 gram carb/ kg weight)
starve myself the rest of the time (I don't mean literally, just a DRASTIC reduction in caloric intake)
would i be able to increase performance AND lose weight?
I keep hearing you can't do both but I find that hard to believe. It seems with careful planning and execution it can be done. Everything has to do with timing.
post ride carbs will fill up most of your glycogen stores for next day, pre ride meal will top them off, on-ride snacks will keep you going, then the cycle begins again.
find the flaws.