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Old 03-11-10, 01:16 AM
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Hey ! I'm a Junior hoping to lose nearly 70 lbs! Any tips my experienced fellows?

Hey,

My name is Brandon, I'm 16, 5'4" and tip the scale at 210 lbs.

Cycling is my escape from my stressful life, I simply love putting in 50 miles outside on a nice day, it makes life that much better!

Well, I'm hoping to get down to a more, competitive weight, and kick major gluts out on the crits in my age group, and even the Men's Cat 4/5!

I could definitely use some tips on how to lose the weight...
On a ideal week I'll ride 5 times a week, for 1 hour 30 minutes minimum, to 5 hours max per day. However my diet consists of lots of fried [not deep fried] but fried foods, and little fruits or veggies. I don't think changing my diet would be the easiest thing to do, but I'd be willing to try anything!

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Old 03-11-10, 06:52 AM
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Welcome Brandon.

You got to take in less calories to loose weight.
Keep on riding and eat less.
You can do it and you will become faster and feel much better.
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Old 03-11-10, 02:28 PM
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+1 on eating fewer calories. If it helps, keep an eating journal. Just write down everything you eat (meals, snacks, etc.) and then determine how many calories you're consuming each day. There are several websites that will help you determine how many calories you really need.
You can also ask the folks in the Training & Nutrition forum for a suggestions.
I have two suggestions for you.
1. Get as many calories from healthy foods (fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy) as possible. Fried foods do not provide much if any real nutrition. If you don't like fruits try experimenting with fruits that you don't usually eat.
2. Ride hills if possible. When I started riding in 2000 I weighed ~245#. Within 2 years, by watching my calories and riding hills (5-15 miles of hills), my weight was down to 185#.
Good luck.
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Old 03-11-10, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by brandon41094 View Post
Hey,


My name is Brandon, I'm 16, 5'4" and tip the scale at 210 lbs.

Cycling is my escape from my stressful life, I simply love putting in 50 miles outside on a nice day, it makes life that much better!

Well, I'm hoping to get down to a more, competitive weight, and kick major gluts out on the crits in my age group, and even the Men's Cat 4/5!

I could definitely use some tips on how to lose the weight...
On a ideal week I'll ride 5 times a week, for 1 hour 30 minutes minimum, to 5 hours max per day. However my diet consists of lots of fried [not deep fried] but fried foods, and little fruits or veggies. I don't think changing my diet would be the easiest thing to do, but I'd be willing to try anything!

Brandon
Brandon,

Trying to lose about 20 more myself. Sounds like the exercise routine is cool. However, may need some more muscle building stuff if you enjoy that. Also, have to agree cutting down some of the better fried foods is almost necessary. Unless you can use some of those calories to build other muscle groups. 2000 cals. a day total if possible. If you can cut out more red meat and substitute other protein sources, peanut butter etc. should be a help. Use dried cereal for a snax and watch the chips. Popcorn is safe and a must.

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