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Can bike riding help lose weight?

Old 06-10-21, 08:38 PM
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Yes, it can. 10 miles a day for the last few months. I’m down 39lbs
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Old 06-12-21, 08:48 AM
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No, it cannot.

I have been riding my Workswell since 2015 and it hasn't lost a pound.
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Since I started riding everyday on my Wahoo Kickr I have lost 65 lbs. it gets addicting to ride every day. I feel bad on the days when life gets in a ride.
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Olive oil significantly better and heathier than Canola oil.

Olive oil is the heathiest of all plant oils., Canola not as much. It has a higher smoke point so it is popular for cooking but it is not as healthy and is really not 'good' for humans. Canola oil is generally recognized as safe by the FDA but there are some concerns with it, especially after it has been over heated.

The process of canola manufacturing causes a change in its chemical structure. This process makes the oil solid at room temperature and extends shelf life but also creates artificial trans fats, which differ from the natural trans fats found in foods like dairy and meat products. Artificial trans fats are harmful to health and have been widely linked to heart disease, prompting many countries to ban their use in food products

Right now, the latest and most current scientific and nutritional shows that olive oil is a better choice than canola. The science on canola is not settled and it may not be as 'good' for human consumption as marketing has led us to believe.
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...My friend cycled daily around the area where she lived but did not seem to notice the weight loss
This is a touchy subject but here goes my $.02 cents and no need to bash me. Women are different than men as far as weight reduction. "Typically", it's more "challenging" for women to lose weight doing the same exercise as men for the same period of time at the same effort. If you ride 50 miles a week and lose 10 lbs after one month of riding, your friend may only lose 5 lbs. or less. It's just a physiological thing.

Most humans only lose weight when the calories being used are more than the calories eaten. Each person's metabolism is different. Me? I lose weight at the drop of the hat even at 63. I'm down 25 lbs from the beginning of the year after I ended my "Covid fortification eating regimen".

Long ago I stopped telling my lovely wife of 28 years how much weight I lost riding. She's just, "not interested". She did say the other day though that, "Those shorts look big on you". Progress!!
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Originally Posted by Ed Wiser
Since I started riding everyday on my Wahoo Kickr I have lost 65 lbs. it gets addicting to ride every day. I feel bad on the days when life gets in a ride.
I don't think it's an addiction to ride, but every ride will make us feel more comfortable.
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
No, it cannot.

I have been riding my Workswell since 2015 and it hasn't lost a pound.
If not, then it's definitely because your diet is completely inappropriate.
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