This is not LCHF, don't fill up on energy rich stuff like animal fat and avoid as much sugar as possible. And don't give me crap about needing energy for work. This is how I loose my 'winter coat', and I'm a hard working construction worker. Müsli for breakfast is btw a terrible idea, eat something with a lot more fibers.
Oh, and read the labels on food! There is sugar injected into pretty much everything, and I even mean plain frozen chicken! Buy fresh food.
ticou wrote:Thanks Guys,
I eat meusli because it gives me the slow energy release I need for my job. My legs ache often after work, and i often have a nap and have little energy in the evening unless i'm determined. With a desk job I'd be in the gym everyday and take an evening ride too. So tiring as my job is, it doesn't sadly make me loose weight. Ergo, I'm cursed with a slow metabolism. I was a v.heavy baby too, and i'm 6ft 1.
Still, i enjoy reading about ultra lightweight stuff without jealousy or resentment, and feel this is far and away the best cycling site i have ever found, and your generosity with pic's and interesting snippets is greatly appreciated. Keep up the sublime work.
Try the 6 pack abs 6 minute meals program, You will eat 6 meals a day and you metabolism will fly!! I am in crazy fit shape and do not look like a stick, I follow it and it even got rid of my intestinal issues.
As for the bike? Not sure what to tell you, just get what works for now then when you drop some pounds you will be ready to WW all you want
To answer the other replies, I could change from meusli to, say Weetabix-any ideas?- and I will cut down on my bread, albeit it I only eat granary, and hit the oranges and bananas more.
I have the build of a rugby player, and that ain't gonna change;I'm large boned, but not obese, and I have a base level of fitness or I wouldn't be able to do my job or stay on the 50 all the time, nearly.
I'm loath to alter my 2011 Chorus-why change perfection, unless it's with R or SR?. I can't blame my rear Elite for showing a crack; it's an almost racing wheel and i've used it nearly everyday- you can do that with a steel frame-and it's taken a tremendous pounding from the roads i'm forced to use. I like the idea of Stans Alpha's with record hubs- an elderly gent said you could spin them for 5 mins with v.little force-but I don't think Stans are sold in the UK, although there are some very svelte bike shops within 15-20 miles so i'll ask. The good thing about OP's is you can true 'em v. easily, an i've used 'em back in the day when they were the default rim. I don't think the Tune mig/mag would last 5 mins, but I like 'em all the same. Dash? Only in me dreams.
I train for the cols by simulating a mountain pass on a gym bike 4x a week for about an hour,for about 2 months, and then do a couple of 100 milers with, ahem, climbing;Box Hill is practically flat, so expect a sprinter to win the
Olympic road race. There are one or two 20% ers near my route but that's all and their quite secluded and out of the way. And yes I do want to lose weight and that's why I'm looking at the gym bike well ahead of my normal time. When I get my replacement Elite rear it's going to see scant use. I'll probably put some Formula 1 ceramics in 'em all the same, unless someone knows a better ceramic ( don't say Cult please!).
Many thanks for all the replies.
In essence, just about all food that is processed, like weetabix or even juice, is absolute garbage. Buy the raw material and cook real food. It's the only way to go.
If it's not egg whites, what else for brekkers?
Anyway we're deep in "Cycle Chat" territory now
If you wan't to loose weight you really have to stop thinking about food as fuel. When training it's fuel, hence lay off the high intensitity training for a while. And start thinking about food as building blocks. You truly are what you eat, and proteins will build muscles without adding fat, and more mucles means better metobolism.
A good breakfast is about what's good for your body, not what's good for your mind. Let's say some raw dark green and red veg's, egg whites, a glass of milk or unsugared soy milk, and a breast of chicken. I know you don't want this in the morning, but it will make you loose those extra pounds in a matter of months...
Saying no to that deal, would just be a matter of poor self-discipline...
About the muesli, it's also rich on fibre. Fibre is an essential part for feeling well if you know what I mean
You can easily create your own variant of muesli and dial how much energy you want it to contain. A few raisins and some dried fruit in the morning will not prevent you from shedding weight. Nuts are very healthy.
The focus on proteins is a fad to a large extent (that's my opinion at least). As a hobbyist endurance athlete you only need very very little to maintain, build and regenerate your muscles. But you can have large quantities with low calories to fill up your stomach ...
I'm talking both from own and friends experience (put on 20kg myself a couple years ago due to a really crappy job).
And "big boned", "born with a slow metabolism", etc. are all cop-outs.
As for the Meusil - you cite someone who won the TDF 26 years ago as your reasoning... REALLY?! Do you realize how many thousands of people there are at a very high level of fitness who eat oatmeal, eggs, and healthy nuts as part of their regular diet?
It's a major deal for me to ditch a lifetime of supper, but I'm going to stick with it, and hopefully the job will start to lose me weight as it should. I'l exhaust myself on a Sat ride as well. I do have a slow metabolism, work colleagues eat as much if not more and don't put on weight,I do. Please don't say oranges and bananas are full of sugar and calories- try humous with bread and cheese in comparison, or the big grandaddy, pate. And a Doner kebab now and again.
Anyway, back to the bikes. Record hubs on OP. £400, handmade by an expert; worth doing?
ticou wrote:but I don't think Stans are sold in the UK,
You didn't look too hard I take it?
Both wiggle and crc have stocked them in the past, uk bike store as well.
JRA have them in Stock and are very highly rated wheel builders.
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