Old 09-17-08, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
It's not that simple. When I'm training normally, I can't limit my intake carefully enough to lose weight. I need to cut intensity so I'm not looking at the refrigerator through glycogen-starved eyes.
Are you sure it's the depleted glycogen that's triggering your hunger or is it due to muscle recovery after a hard workout? I've been riding and losing weight all summer. The hardest rides I do are usually 90 minutes at 90-95% of LT with no intervals. I'm sure Sat group rides deplete most of my glycogen stores but I don't really notice any extra hunger pangs. I tend to eat more when I take a day off.

If you try and lose weight by staying in a fat burning zone you'll have to spend an awful lot more time on the bike.
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