Hello everyone. I would like to loose a bit of weight, approx 15 lbs. to bring me back to 160 lbs. I enjoy keeping my riding at a high peformance, and thus my rides are hard so I eat to suit following. I found an amount to eat that leaves me feeling ready to go for the next ride. I found this amount by when eating less I would feel weaker - eating too much more and I felt sluggish - so the medium, in-between leaves me feeling energetic and ready to go. The amount I consume maintains my current weight so I am not gaining any lbs.. I normally ride 4 days a week, and each ride approx. 1.5 to 2 hours. I would like to loose the 15 lbs. mentioned, but I do not want to loose the performance that I have built up. Is there a way to loose fat (namely the pesky belly fat) and not muscle? I am to understand that weight loss is burning more calories than are consumed, but I fear that my performance will drop as well. Given my ride schedule and performance, what is the best way for me to loose these 15 lbs.? Thanks.
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