Eating back calories burned cycling

KRBRX - 11:54PM UTC, Apr 6th 2008 View users public blog View users public diary


Every year I struggle with my weight during the cycling season. In the off season when I'm spinning or riding the trainer for an hour I can control my diet and slow take weight off. By spring I've made progress but as you can see from the numbers below I have a long way to my lean body weight. When the season begins and I start to ride 2-3 hours and burn 1500 to 2500 calories I struggle on how much of those calories I should eat? During the last couple of year I atually gained weight while riding 150 miles per week? When I don't replace the calories I'm concerned that I'm puting my body into "starvation mode" and when I do I feel like I'm gording myself??

Any ideas?

HW: 237

LNSGUY54 - 11:50AM UTC, Apr 14th 2008


I am new to cycling, but currently rollerblade. I have the same issue. I will burn 700-800 calories a session skating and always have wondered at what rate do I replace those calories with food intake. I am going to just let the scale be the judge. I am going to begin a regimen of cycling in the coming weeks, but feel between running/walking, rollerbalading and cycling I will be able to get the pounds off and keep them off. My starting weight was 207 lbs and my goal weight is 175. My current weight is 205 lbs. I am 6'1" tall. I look to hear from you.