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Old 09-23-13, 12:06 AM
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Diet Plan for 4 weeks off bike

Will be off bike for 4 weeks. Don't want to gain weight. Need suggestions of a decent diet plan . That wont involved lots of calories.

What types of foods to have that keep calories low but keep me feeling full?

Keep the weight off? should i just eat oatmeal?
suggestions please.

Details of being off bike for 4 weeks, undisclosed
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Old 09-23-13, 07:52 AM
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Salads. Big and lots of them.
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Just eat less of the same stuff you've been eating. Why do you want to feel full? Plan to cut back on the carbs particularly, but maintain much of the protein and fat. IOW, no, don't just eat oatmeal. Quite the reverse. Make your PB&J open face. It takes a while for your stomach to get used to the lower load but it will.
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Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy View Post
Just eat less of the same stuff you've been eating. Why do you want to feel full? Plan to cut back on the carbs particularly, but maintain much of the protein and fat. IOW, no, don't just eat oatmeal. Quite the reverse. Make your PB&J open face. It takes a while for your stomach to get used to the lower load but it will.
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Staying well-hydrated will also keep your stomach from feeling empty.
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Old 09-23-13, 07:24 PM
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Drink a lot of water. Load up on vegies and eat lots of fruit. Also protein will make you feel full longer, so milk, eggs, lean meat and fish is good.
Don't know if a possibility, but when I can't bring the bike when traveling, I just bring running shoes and do a 5k in the morning 3 times per week.
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A small note, don't freak out if you gain 2-5lbs in the first few days, its just glycogen & hydration recovering to a 100% state. If you're biking often, you're always in a state of some glycogen deficit. The stuff is pretty heavy/kcal as its bound with water. Its the same stuff that people on miracle diets claim to lose 7lbs in 7days are playing with. It'll burn off the first long, high-aerobic ride you do when you get back.
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Well for me when I am not riding it is what I don't eat and drink: no beer, no cheese and no desserts.
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Just eat less.

You don't need a specific diet for a month.
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Salads. Big and lots of them.
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