Yes, I’m aware after the number of years I’ve been tracking. My point was more around the effects of that drop in the context of the podcast and growing power.
I actually think it’s just after being convinced a calorie is a calorie, I’m finding it isn’t. I think the podcast covered this a while ago, that a calorie is a calorie up to a point.
My calorie intake hasn’t changed, and my basis for expenditure hasn’t changed (power output where I have it/ Garmin when I don’t) hasn’t changed. The only adjustment is the composition of my diet - less junk or at least less nutritionally poor food, swapped for more carbs for workouts and recovery. My calorie intake has actually gone up if anything! I’ve also been taking rest days as rest, so activity is down.