I’m trying to lose some weight in a slow, sensible way. My plan is to preserve lean mass, while improving performance and/or losing some fat in the process. Currently I estimate to be around 15% of body fat.
Coming from a “bodybuilding” sort of background, I’m counting calories on a daily basis and eating at maintenance; no more on training days, but no less on rest days. Caloric intake is based on healthy carbs (55%) to fuel workouts and lean proteins (0.9g per lbs) for muscle recovery. Paradoxically I tend to under-eat, so I count calories to prevent this as well.
In a month and a half, while training in the SSB/Low Volume I, I have lost around around 1/1.5 kg (while slightly increasing my FTP, or so it seems).
Is this a reasonable plan or should I tweak something? I don’t race, just train/ride for fun and I’m not on hurry for anything, just want to have fun when summertime will come, and longish climbs will be waiting for me (and my fitter friends).