According to my power meter I used 2612 calories on Sundays ride while i consumed 1998 calories measured by my fitnesspal. As I’m aiming to lose 1.5 pounds per week my daily goal is 1850 plus exercise.
So my deficit for the day was 1232 calories, which to my uninformed view is not enough calories to balance recovery means I’m struggling to consume more and i don’t want to feed after 7pm.
As Sundays ride was hard I want to ensure i maximise the adaptation process. So do you aim to balance expenditure and consumption to aid recovery or is one ride per week, at a deficit, ok as long as the rest of the weeks’ daily intake-expenditure balances?