As many of you, I have gained a few kg over Christmas. Last season my training weight was around 74 kg. Then came a 2-week business trip at the end of October and subsequent flu (courtesy of my kids), which ended last season. I peaked at 77.4 kg (at 19 % body fat) on 1 January. Simply through cutting back at breakfast I managed to lose a little over 2 kg and 3 % body fat). I’d like to get to around 73 kg (72.5–73.5 kg).
But the speed of weight loss has me a bit worried, I don’t want it to impact my training. I have added some snacks and extra food after I had trouble sleeping at night as I was too hungry. I also meticulously fuel my rides, mostly with around 100 g/h, although I have been adding a little extra (I just keep a jar of gummi bears around in addition to my liquid calories).
What should I watch out for?
I am not on a strict schedule (i. e. I need to lose x kg within the next few months), I just know that getting out of homeostasis sucks, and I’d like to just keep my weight once I am within the range I am aiming for. In the past that was not a problem during the season by intuitive eating.