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Anyone here cycle so they can pig out?

Old 05-02-07, 02:22 AM
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Anyone here cycle so they can pig out?

I know a lot of you are fitness/racing buffs but I'm kind of an average joe with regards to weight and started cycling so that I could eat the stuff I want and not look like I could drop dead from a heart attack any second. Anyone here like that? I know I can be in better shape if I watch my eating habits but I'm not overweight and I ENJOY food. I can't limit myself like you racers out there. I know without cycling I'd be extremely fat.
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It depends what food you mean. If you eat loads of saturated fats for example you could easily burn the calories off and stay thin but you'd end up very unhealthy.
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Be careful with the fat.. etc.. I'm no dietist.. But eating stuff you don't have to eat doesn't ring well in my ears.
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There are a lot better reasons for cycling than to be able to eat wrong. Maybe after you are into cycling a bit longer you will see things differently and your priorities will change.
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I used to say that when I ran; but, then my right knee demanded I quit that habit. I find cycling a little less effective at burning calories; but, love it far more than running. But, then a four hour ride keeps me away from the refrigerator. Solution ride more, ride harder? Think actually it is easier to just stop eating the wrong kind of foods.
Really, a tasty peach is far more tasty than chocolate cake. !.
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I absolutely ride to eat. I have a program (Cyclistats) that, among other things, tracks my calories burned for the year.

Last year while cycling I burned 259,057 calories. At 3500 calories to a pound, that means that if I had not cycled I would have gained 74 pounds last year!

It's a beautiful thing.

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Cycling is for fitness. It does very little for weight control unless you are eating healthy. IMHO.
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Not per se, but one reason we do like our cycle club is their unwritten motto is "Ride To Eat!"
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when I know that I'll be drinking, I'll ride a little harder/longer to stay in the negative for the day.
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that's actually a problem of mine, I have no self discipline in what I eat. I dont really have to watch what I eat weight wise but it's no excuse for all the junk and food I eat!

as a matter of fact I started a thread not too long ago about my poor eating habbits and how I was definitly going to change that... I havent yet, thanks for the reminder. Today IS the day!
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Originally Posted by dekindy
Cycling is for fitness. It does very little for weight control unless you are eating healthy. IMHO.
incorrect

you wont see any fat messengers cept when they first start out LOL, they get thin fast and it isnt due to the diet

you ride a whole bunch and you will stay thin, its pretty much impossible not to

not good to eat crappy food, but eating healthy food also means massive amounts of it too.........

yesterday for example I did 62 miles at work and got home and ate 1lb of spaghetti with sauce and 3/4th lb of chicken along with some homemade bread, that's a plate of food piled about 4 or 5" high, I could easily have had a couple of big macs and had roughly the same result
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Just because you may "look good" on the outside from riding doesn't mean you're healthy - riding a bunch and eating crap food can still clog and harden the 'ol arteries.
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Originally Posted by registered usar
I know a lot of you are fitness/racing buffs but I'm kind of an average joe with regards to weight and started cycling so that I could eat the stuff I want and not look like I could drop dead from a heart attack any second. Anyone here like that? I know I can be in better shape if I watch my eating habits but I'm not overweight and I ENJOY food. I can't limit myself like you racers out there. I know without cycling I'd be extremely fat.
I used to (sort of). I like ice-cream and there was an ice cream place 25 miles from my home. I would ride there, sit down with a huge bowl of ice-cream, lay in the sun for a couple of hours and then ride back home. I used to get the funniest looks
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Originally Posted by asmallsol
when I know that I'll be drinking, I'll ride a little harder/longer to stay in the negative for the day.
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I've found that I eat rather healthy through out the week, with the thought that I can get it back so to speak on the weekend, mind you not every weekend is a calorie fest, but there are quite a few. Not the healthiest of habits, but I figure the weekend would happen whether I rode or not so it can't hurt to be a little healthier in another areas.
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Originally Posted by GuitarWizard
Just because you may "look good" on the outside from riding doesn't mean you're healthy - riding a bunch and eating crap food can still clog and harden the 'ol arteries.
conversely you can eat healthy and die of heart disease or liver disease from alcohol and still look good on the outside, exercise still wipes out an awful lot of sins
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Uhhh...lets see I have been cycling for a year and a half now I spin 2x a week and ride between 150 and 200 road miles a week and have lost a total of 5 pounds...I am not super strict about my diet but I watch very closely what I eat and still don't loose weight so I ride to loose weight but it is a slow process...
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Originally Posted by pedex
conversely you can eat healthy and die of heart disease or liver disease from alcohol and still look good on the outside, exercise still wipes out an awful lot of sins
probably the only thing I dont do is drink! that's it no more junk for me
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I eat to ride.
The occasional ability to eat whatever I choose is nice. However, if I eat crap food I ride like crap.
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I eat to ride.
The occasional ability to eat whatever I choose is nice. However, if I eat crap food I ride like crap.
I eat to ride, too. The type 1 diabetes keeps me honest.
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Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
that's actually a problem of mine, I have no self discipline in what I eat. I dont really have to watch what I eat weight wise but it's no excuse for all the junk and food I eat!

as a matter of fact I started a thread not too long ago about my poor eating habbits and how I was definitly going to change that... I havent yet, thanks for the reminder. Today IS the day!

Don't go crazy and quit everything cold turkey; you'll hate it and feel lousy and then pig out on moon pies and ice cream with potato chips on the side, washed down with a large soda. Then you'll feel bad about doing that and drown your sorrows in a box of jelly-filled doughnuts from Krispy Kreme and a gallon of latte frappe from Starbucks.

Give up just one thing that's bad for you while you are adding healthy stuff. After a month or so, you can drop something else. I gave up soft drinks by first switching to diet Coke. Then I dropped the diet coke for mint tea. Haven't had fast food in years, don't miss it at all. Cakes and pies at our house may get one slice eaten, then the rest goes to the wolves that patrol the breakroom at work.

If only potato chips would stop attacking me when I pass by the pantry.
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Originally Posted by beaus pete
Uhhh...lets see I have been cycling for a year and a half now I spin 2x a week and ride between 150 and 200 road miles a week and have lost a total of 5 pounds...I am not super strict about my diet but I watch very closely what I eat and still don't loose weight so I ride to loose weight but it is a slow process...
I see your problem, it's glaringly obvious why you are not losing weight. You are not raising your intensity high enough. You need to skip spinning or a long ride once a week and ride your heart out. You will know your heart is ridden out when it is trying to break your rib-cage and breathing becomes more of a gasp.
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Originally Posted by cyclezealot
I used to say that when I ran; but, then my right knee demanded I quit that habit. I find cycling a little less effective at burning calories; but, love it far more than running. But, then a four hour ride keeps me away from the refrigerator. Solution ride more, ride harder? Think actually it is easier to just stop eating the wrong kind of foods.
Really, a tasty peach is far more tasty than chocolate cake. !.
On earth, this statement is false.

To answer the OP's question: yes. Though it's not so much that I eat stuff high(er) in fat, but I can eat what I want with very little guilt. It's more so like an extra serving of eggs, or a bagel every now and then without gaining weight.

I do tell people all the time, as I do not race, that I ride so I can eat. I must burn more than I eat because once upon a time, I was +75lbs.
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Originally Posted by bbattle
pig out on moon pies and ice cream with potato chips on the side, washed down with a large soda. Then you'll feel bad about doing that and drown your sorrows in a box of jelly-filled doughnuts from Krispy Kreme and a gallon of latte frappe from Starbucks.

Good lord I'm hungry now. Thanks a lot.
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Originally Posted by dekindy
Cycling is for fitness. It does very little for weight control unless you are eating healthy. IMHO.
Exactly. You can ride lots and still get fat. It's the combination that works, but then cycling doesn't have a monopoly on that ..
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Originally Posted by bbattle
Don't go crazy and quit everything cold turkey; you'll hate it and feel lousy and then pig out on moon pies and ice cream with potato chips on the side, washed down with a large soda. Then you'll feel bad about doing that and drown your sorrows in a box of jelly-filled doughnuts from Krispy Kreme and a gallon of latte frappe from Starbucks.

Give up just one thing that's bad for you while you are adding healthy stuff. After a month or so, you can drop something else. I gave up soft drinks by first switching to diet Coke. Then I dropped the diet coke for mint tea. Haven't had fast food in years, don't miss it at all. Cakes and pies at our house may get one slice eaten, then the rest goes to the wolves that patrol the breakroom at work.

If only potato chips would stop attacking me when I pass by the pantry.
how did you find dropping the sodas? hard?
that's one thing I cant seem to stop and it is so bad for you.
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