Hi all. First time posting here, although I’ve been a silent observer for awhile and feel extremely grateful to the community for being a valuable resource
So my question. I’m in a build phase and am a few weeks from racing but recently had a few weeks off injured where I piled on a few pounds and am now over my ideal (and from experience, optimal) race weight. It’s especially annoying as I was already a bit over where I wanted to be at that stage.
I’m aware that I can’t do the intense training I am doing right now (threshold intervals, over/unders coming up soon) and maintain a decent calorie deficit - at least if I want my FTP to improve - however what if I were to be in a slight deficit of say 150-200 cals per day?
Obviously this would mean a very slow gradual weight loss, but that’s fine by me as my A race isn’t till mid-August.
Thanks in advance.