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High mileage riders - What do you do for calories?

Old 02-19-24, 10:07 PM
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Ive been considering going on the carnivore diet, or maybe one of those fruitarian diets where you just eat fruit. The main fruit guy on youtube looks like garbage though
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Old 02-20-24, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Other threads where people (long tern members) discuss what they eat and enjoy is not that dissimilar to the OP. If you are shocked here, go over to 50+ and have a looksee
I am talking about other thread subjects he's chimed in on.
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Old 02-20-24, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
Ive been considering going on the carnivore diet, or maybe one of those fruitarian diets where you just eat fruit. The main fruit guy on youtube looks like garbage though
The only reason I would go full carnivore would be to help isolate food allergies or to help manage an autoimmune issue like Jordan Peterson does. I've used low carb many times though to reduce weight. When I do it's meat, eggs, cheese and low carb vegetables. I go heavy on the leafy greens, like Kale, spinach and broccoli. Anyone used to higher carbs will experience several days of low energy before keystone production ramps up and if low carb continues within 90 days all cells in the body will be optimized for burning ketones. A breath meter or urine test should be used to evaluate ketone production. In my personal experience, once ketone production and use are optimized, low energy won't be a problem even during long fasted states.

On the other side, a high carb low fat diet could also be used to lose weight but one would need to eat much more often and keep better track of calories. I would only be interested in a very short term all fruit diet as a cleanse.
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Old 02-20-24, 08:52 AM
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A lot of carbs there. Quality of fat may be an issue too, but if it's butter, tallow, and olive oil high quantity of fat is only something to be avoided directly before and during intense activity, and only then because of its laxative properties.
That kind of diet is likely to lead to poor gut health. I very much doubt the fat quality in there would be favourable either.
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Old 02-21-24, 07:29 PM
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Meat is terrible for the planet and your health unless you want to increase your chances of having heart disease and cancer (colon and prostrate in particular for men). Professional athletes that ate lots of animal protein to bulk up for their sports are now later in life going vegan to try to regain their heart health. Check out the videos that show a celebrity and their exercise room and their fridge and you will notice this trend toward eating less animal protein.

Want to lose weight then you need to burn more calories than you consume. Want to lose fat and retain muscle then you need to consume plant protein in quantity, although carbs can be muscle sparing if they are complex carbs and not ultra processed garbage foods like pizza or a Big Mac.

A friend and scuba diving companion went on the Atkins diet as he loved high fat cheese and wine and meat. He had been dead for the past 10 years and it was his heart that failed. There is an old adage for runners that you cannot run from your diet and it holds true for everyone.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
Ive been considering going on the carnivore diet, or maybe one of those fruitarian diets where you just eat fruit. The main fruit guy on youtube looks like garbage though
If you go on both simultaneously and will be approaching a well balanced diet. Donít forget the vegees
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Over time with training the body becomes more efficient at switching to stored fat to power the muscles. There are no shortcuts one can take and feeding on high calorie food while riding only helps those at the extreme end like racers on long stages of the pro tours that are 100 miles or longer.

If there is not enough calories coming into the body then both fat and muscle tissue is converted to fuel. Carbs are considered to be protein sparing as they can minimize the loss of muscle tissue.

A most inconvenient truth is that you are what you eat and drink. You can pretend that it does not matter and suffer from the long term effects that become increasingly difficult to overcome as one ages.

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle...&impID=6327063
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