Between Lecanto and Hernando Florida, 6 miles due west of the Withlacoochee Trail
I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and 2011 Felt Z4. :-)
Quick Weight Loss Centers
Did a search but couldn't find a thread on this. http://www.quickweightloss.net/
Anyone tried this diet. Does it adversely affect your riding since they limit you to about 1600 calories a day ? Just asking because I'm considering it.
Don't know the specifics, but seems to me, if you simply limited your own caloric intake to about 1600/day, you should easily lose 1-2 lbs/ week and save the fee. The hardest part will be ensuring a well balanced diet.
It's not that hard... I've previously run 1300 and 1500 calorie a day diets, and as long as you plan ahead, it's not too bad. Lots of fruit and veggies to help you feel full, and well planned 'meals' to ensure you get all the nutrients and protein you need. Limiting my intake in this manner was really the key to losing 60lbs, and totally revamping my relationship to food and exercise.
As far as riding is concerned, you just wont be able to ride like you usually do on your normal diet. Be mentally prepared for that. You will gas out alot sooner in almost everything you do.
It helps to look at it like this: If you are going to chill out with food, you have to chill out with the bike as well. Don't try to train for a mountain stage race while cutting calories.
I agree with ModoVincere's comment about just doing it on your own. I think that some people would want some close guidance with this process for motivation, and it might help you get it done better. The website promised that the weight loss is easy and there is no hunger. I don't believe either claim. Losing weight is not quick, easy or hunger free I can guarantee you that. Why do you think that 90% of people who claim to want to lose weight cannot do so?
If you post a 24 hr representative sample of your daily diet you could get some feedback on where your excess calories are coming from. My wife says she wants to lose weight yet she wants to continue to eat ice cream and sweets and fried foods. When you have learned enough that you can see the inconsistency in that kind of logic, then you will probably be able to cut your calories (and hopefully start to lose some weight).
Lamp shade's statement about probably underperforming on the bike are probably true for most people. Remember we're all individual and no one responds exactly the same way as someone else (except maybe an identical twin).
I dunno, my weight loss, which I've been maintaining well, was pretty hunger-free. Veggies and fruit are great snacks for making you feel full yet not upping the calories too bad. Also, drinking lots of water seemed to help. I always woke up hungry (which I think is good), but I wasn't very often hungry during the day.
I do agree that while you can do lots of low intensity base-mile type cycling, you have to be careful about trying to train seriously and cut back on calories at the same time. it's sort of a one or the other kind of situation.
But yes, no reason to pay anyone for something you can do on your own with will power and the help of some free calorie tracking programs.