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8/13/13 2:56 P

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It certainly sounds like you're off to a good start.

Love God. Love your neighbor. Change the world. It really is that simple.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.


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8/13/13 2:52 P

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@ Hillslug
Lol at 'fat middle aged woman who reads a lot' I am one of those too!
I normally eat 5-6 times a day, but since becoming unemployed, I am closer to 3 times a day unless I go out for a ride, then it is however many times I ate before I left and then it feels like it is nonstop after that.
I always eat something right after I workout to give my body something to use to start making repairs.
When I used to get to the pool, my favorite postswim meal was sushi, but finances won't allow that right now. (Boo!)
I love hard boiled eggs, I can make up a bunch to have in the fridge and get some english muffins...finances definitely allow those! Thank you for all the ideas!


@GreenGenes
I have noticed that I sweat when riding, I usually don't sweat no matter what, so hydration is something that I pay close attention to. The pains are definitely hunger pains. I went out for ride and went to the store after I got home, it started at the store...If I wouldn't have had to cook, I would have come home with an entire cow I felt so hungry...it was like getting a steroid shot from the doctor, Ugh!


@DDorn
Tweaking and restraint. The tweaking I am used to, I am always tweaking my diet. The restraint, however, is going to need some reinforcement methinks!

Tracy, Illinois, CST

Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.

Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.

And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;

The result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.
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8/13/13 9:45 A

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Ah yes, the appetite that comes with cycling...one of the few drawbacks to cycling, as far as I am concerned. Yes I douse my riding with lots of water and eat a solid meal of eggs or oatmeal before a long ride and snack on apples, bananas. But still the appetite that can ROAR sometimes when cycling...still a challenge for me.

Listening to a story on NPR about the RAGRAI (the infamous cross-Iowa ride) one of the reporters who did RAGBRAI commented that he couldn't believe he GAINED WEIGHT after doing several days of serious riding...but he also waxed on & on about the endless quantities of food that the locals were generously showering the cyclists.

So yeah, it can take some tweaking and restraint to manage our appetites.

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8/12/13 6:39 P

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Maybe you are just really thirsty. I don't know why, but I sweat a lot more when I ride than when I walk or jog. I even notice that on the stationary bike versus the elliptical. Even though my effort seems to be about the same and my heart rate is actually lower on the stationary bike I am usually drenched by the time I am done.

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8/12/13 6:38 P

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Calculating calories burned: if a program only knows your total body weight, it will assume you have a healthy lean muscle mass. Because of this, I tell those types of programs I weigh 150 pounds instead of the 185 I currently weigh. It gives me a much more accurate calorie burn estimate. (If you have a scale that gives you your body fat percentage, enter that in Fitbit. Fitbit will then calculate your lean muscle mass. You can sync Fitbit & SP, and - voila! - SP will accurately calculate your calories burned during exercise.

I commute by bike several days a week. It's about 19 miles round trip. That burns about 1000 calories. Of course you're hungry! And yeah, cycling makes me weary the way being in the water does. A lot of the increased heart rate in jogging is from the pounding your body is taking. Cycling is pure rythymic aerobic exercise. And because you can still move forward at a reduced exertion level, it's easier to get a consistent calories burn throughout the entire session.

When I used to go for longer rides (up to 70 miles), I'd burn 3500 calories during a ride. I'd eat my peanut butter & jam sandwich, and Clif bars, and fruit, but I could not take in enough calories during the ride to replenish what I was burning. The post-ride meal is critical. You have about 45 minutes to replenish your glycogen stores.

Fruit is great, but it's not enough. Also, the fructose molecules in fruit are bigger than glucose molecules. It takes more water to move them about, which means drinking fruit juices can cause an upset tummy. (If it doesn't for you, don't worry about it!) Post-ride, you need some simple carbs, some complex carbs, and some protein to help rebuild the muscle you've just tormented during your work out. A little bit of fat is a good idea, too.

When I ride to work in the morning, I'm doing it on an empty stomach. (You have enough glycogen in your liver to carry your body through a 45-minute workout.) I carry breakfast with me. My favorites are: 1) Cranberry-walnut oatmeal sweetened with agave syrup (sometimes I add a banana); 2) Cheesy grits with fakin' bits (I cook yellow corn grits from scratch - much healthier than instant white grits); 3) 2 hardboiled eggs with toast (I make my own bread); and a recent addition, 4) a bacon-egg-cheese english muffin (I discovered an english muffin fits perfectly into a jersey pocket - much better than bread!). All of these meals have some simple carbs, some complex carbs, some fat, and a some protein. And they're easy to carry.

You don't mention when you eat, but if you're not already snacking, you may want to try that. Instead of getting all your calories from three meals, shift some of your calories to snacks. Every time you eat something, your metabolism has to ramp up to digest what you just ate. And when I'm exercising a lot (I'm training for triathlon), I never go to bed hungry. Sleep is the time your body does most of its repair work, and that repair requires energy.

FYI, I'm not an expert. I'm a fat, middle-aged woman who reads a lot. So feel free to completely disagree with or ignore my advice. emoticon

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8/12/13 6:07 P

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I've noticed that since I started riding a bike (which I am still loving!), I tend to eat a lot more on the days that I go out and sometimes the following day as well.
I don't seem to be hungry the way I was after a 3k walk/jog, but more along the lines of walking laps in the pool for an hour.

When I spent a lot of time walking and jogging last summer, I was content to stretch out after I got home, make a healthy supper, and go on about my business. But when I would go to the pool, and now when I go out for a ride, I am so hungry when I get home to the point of feeling kinda nauseated. I thought it might just be a drop in blood sugar and have tried eating a banana or drinking some orange juice as soon as I get home, but it doesn't seem to help and I feel super hungry the rest of the evening and usually into the next day.

I have been on a weight plateau for several months now and am not sure if it might be my body trying to get back calories burned or what. I have no idea how many calories I am burning because I think that Endomondo is over-calculating what I burn...as in not taking into account that I coast some to alleviate the burn in my thighs or when I coast downhill because I am coasting faster than I can pedal. But, my stomach says maybe its not over-calculating.

Tracy, Illinois, CST

Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.

Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.

And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;

The result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.
~The Dalai Lama


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