i have the exact opposite problem than most. i guess many of the exact opposite problems.
im 28, not married, no kids, no responsibilities, no bills (aside from rent and the cheap easy stuff,) and my work situation allows for 3-4 hours a day to train (hour before work and 1-3 hours after.) i guess what im saying is i have a low stress, low responsibilities life and a young healthy body that can handle a lot of tss. im adding an easy spin every morning (lazy mountain -1) to the high volume sweet spot bace plans. this puts me between 12 and 15 hours a week during the base blocks and slightly less for the remainder of the training year. this seems to be where the P/1/2 guys fall in my area (always looking for that upgrade.) the problem im having is figuring out how to fuel my rides. i use myfitnesspal to track cal. and macros to make sure im fueling correctly. but i can’t stomach enough food to meet the cal. deficit i create with all this riding. tomorrow for instance is (lazy mountain) before work which is scheduled to burn about 350 cal. then (hunter) when i get home from work which burns around 1350 cal. THATS ALMOST 2000 cal. ON TOP OF THE 1750 myfitnesspal SUGGESTS FOR MY BMR!!! i simply can not stomach in the neighborhood of 4000 cal. a day. and i don’t think having a daily cal. deficit of between 1000-2000 cal is sustainable.
is there some super cal. dense healthy veg. im not aware of? do p/1/2 riders eat an entire half of beef a week? i realize i could get those cal. eating mc-ds or t-bell but i generally don’t eat fast food and would rather be a competitive cat 3 who can’t eat enough to fuel 15hr a week, than a p/1/2 with heart disease from eating cheese burgers every meal.