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Hey everyone, I had a great time during the cSIG this spring, and now I am on a quest to better health. I am working on a program to include cycling everyday (actually Im commuting via bike now), stregnth training 2x a week and I club ride on the weekend. Just wanted to see if I could get opinions on workout plan and more importantly, what/when to eat properly. Please email me or respond to thread if you can give me your input.

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seth (not verified)
Friends don't let friends eat


Go vegan.

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Peter Storey (not verified)
Well, I'm with you on the first part . . .

""Friends don't let friends eat dairy.""

Exactly. True friends share the steak too.

Peter Storey


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jeff (not verified)

Described as 'pound for pound the greatest athlete in history' this woman clearly is on to something. I'm abandoning reason and proportion to follow in her wake, and so should you.
Jeff 'the furnace'

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Hank Schiffman (not verified)

...she must use a shovel instead of a spoon.

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don montalvo (not verified)

all that food has to come out one end or the other.

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Hank Schiffman (not verified)
Binge there, purge that. (nm)
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marion (not verified)


I am hardy an expert but...

I lost 50 lbs without an organized diet plan. Best advice I can give you is never even look at bread, or sweets or pasta.

I have the chef at my local Chinese restuarant prepare special dishes for me that made those dishes tasty and virtually fat free. It was green bok choy in fresh garlic with pork, chicken, beef or shrimp.I like chinese food so I chose it as my core food.

I always have fruit in the house and I eat a half pound deli container worth every morning at work. I eat lunch as soon as I am hungry and eat dinner early.

I drink lots of tea and water. Juice is good but not in mass quantities.

The biggest thing is gym time, plus I have a treadmill and weight at home. And then...I discovered cycling. No matter how I feel, I can always get it together to ride to and from work (72 st bike path to Canal st).

By combining excercise and sensibly eating--we all know how we just don't always apply our knowledge--I accomplished my goal in less than a year and have maintained now for close to a year.

Eat when you are hungry, keep temptation outta the house and keep things around that you can always eat. Plus remember to eat something you crave at least once a month and eat before the sun goes down. Then of course, run, jump cycle, kick, scream...

As for dining out, there is always something on any menu and chefs will accommdates special request. Take the bread basket and give it to the next table

Hope this answers some of your questions. I figured it out without books, dietitians or any cruches. Tis easy!

This is not a cyclist diet, it's just the one that I found worked for me.


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Hank Schiffman (not verified)
Am I missing something here?

One reply said to avoid dairy and another said to avoid carbohydrates. Here is my take on these 2 points of view.

Calcium is lost by elite cyclists resulting in a higher risk for osteoporosis. Most of us are not such extreme cyclists but bone density and muscle mass are essential. Dairy is an excellent source of calcium. Biologic calcium is better absorbed than calicum from pills. Remember that calcium loss from bone is easy but gain is difficult. And, by the time you have symptoms of bone loss your life will probably never be the same again. How about nonfat yogurt? It is an inexpensive product, especially if you culture your own from powdered milk.

Cyclists do need carbohydrates to burn fat. If you are getting minimal exercise on your bike perhaps you don't require a lot of carbohydrates. But if you are piling on the miles and intensity, I suppose you will find that your carbohydrate intake is too low when you begin to bonk.

Weight loss is an equation. More calories in than out and you gain whatever source they come from.

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