I’ve made some progress, sling-shotting off the huge 6000-calorie deficit from the Devil Mountain Double.
The discipline required to maintain a calorie deficit is not easy. To force it down, I’m going to need to get my daily “burn” up to 2000 calories a day or so, but work has not allowed that kind of time lately, so I’ll just keep persisting with smaller calorie deficits.
May 16 — OK, I blew it, eating +1000 calories surplus today. I was hungry all day and my willpower failed me. Such is the way it goes.
May 19: Maintaining a deficit is proving difficult. I seem to have an uncanny ability to eat back exactly what I’ve burned (on average). It is getting frustrating. Burning more calories is not much of an option currently, as time is too limited. And discipline of eating has proven challenging. Looks like I will have to do a few really long rides to generate one-day “big hits”, which was quite successful April 29th for the Devil Mountain Double, as the graph shows.
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