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Old 08-12-09, 11:53 AM   #1
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School me on cycling and calories.

Hi all,

I ride to work 3-4 days a week, about 20 miles with moderate hills in both directions. I'm currently 5'11 and about 170lbs. I'm trying to reduce the beer belly that is starting while I'm still young. (27 y/o). Don't really care to gain or lose weight. With that I started tracking my diet using an online calorie counter. I picked an "active lifestyle" even though I'm fairly sedentary when not riding. (Walking, house duties, bike wrenching etc).

I've found that I'm eating about 1800 calories a day when I don't dip into the trail mix I keep at my desk. Yesterday even though I ate often, and when I was hungry (no HUGE meals, but eating smaller portions about once every hour or two throughout the day), it still listed me as having a negative value for net calories taken in.

For the days I ride, how much should I be taking in?
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Old 08-12-09, 05:43 PM   #2
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Post what you eat in a day meal by meal and I can help you out
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50 calories/mile burn, when a conditioned rider rides fairly hard on a hilly course. Something like that. I don't really know, but I seem to remember about 2000 cal. base for someone your size. So that would explain it. I'd watch my measurements more than my weight. Measure your waist and thigh. You want the waist to get smaller, but not the thigh so much. Good for you, anyway.
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Eat enough calories while you are on the bike to maintain your blood sugar - something like 200-250 cal/hour. If you do that, you don't need to eat to replace the fat that you burn
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