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fat fighters
#1
Where do I start I have 4 st I want to shift currently 18st but happy to work hard at it how far should I ride? And how often?
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#2
As i said in the other thread, i rode 20 miles between 5 and 7 days a week and lost 4 stone in about a year. Started off just under 16st and got down to just under 12st. All that riding was combined with a healthy diet, i pretty much lived on salmon/chicken and potatoes/salad and lots of veg, pasta etc. You have to stick to it though, i am not riding enough lately and my diet has slipped so am struggling to loose the 1 1/2st i stupidly let pile back on over the last 2 years, mainly thanks to a 2 week holiday an Bali and Lombok and ski-ing in Canada in 09. I am very angry with myself >Sad There are plenty of other guys on here that have lost a lot of weight too so hopefully they will be along soon to impart their pearls of wisdome. There are also several other related threads on here that are worth a read. Have a look at the "Before and after" thread too, think its on page 2 or 3.
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#3
Dust! eat nothing but dust.

I started off at 22st (thats like nearly 3 alkali's - now that is a vivid thought!) and through nothing but riding and avoiding beige foods I managed to get down to 16st - bloated in the last 9 months to 17st and a little bit..... but as mr hugger pointed out see the before and after thread.
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#4
"jellylegs" Wrote:Dust! eat nothing but dust.

I started off at 22st (thats like nearly 3 alkali's - now that is a vivid thought!) and through nothing but riding and avoiding beige foods I managed to get down to 16st - bloated in the last 9 months to 17st and a little bit..... but as mr hugger pointed out see the before and after thread.

nice one!
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#5
It's pretty simple really, burn more calories than you eat and stay away from fatty and high sugar foods. I started losing weight by using an exercise bike every day for an hour, but as you may be able to imagine it was pretty boring!

I bought a new bike and started riding to work, it takes me half an hour each way for a distance of 6.5 miles. Much more fun, saves me money, helped with my tan and was more time effective than the exercise bike.

I weigh myself every week and keep a record as I find it gives me something to work to, I also kept a chart of how often I ride - it makes it easy to see when you're slipping in the motivation department!

I lost 2 stone in 4 months  Smile
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#6
Enjoy your riding and the pounds will fall away.
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#7
Treehugger (Andy) is right, the secret is regular riding, I begain riding regularly about 3-4 years ago and quickly lost a stone, but currently can only get out once or twice a week and that is not enough unless you are dieting as well. WARNING cycling makes you hungry, so its easy to burn 800calories in a ride, then go home starving and put 1000 back on again! :Smile
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"Abzz" Wrote:Treehugger (Andy) is right, the secret is regular riding, I begain riding regularly about 3-4 years ago and quickly lost a stone, but currently can only get out once or twice a week and that is not enough unless you are dieting as well. WARNING cycling makes you hungry, so its easy to burn 800calories in a ride, then go home starving and put 1000 back on again! :Smile

I overcome the post ride nosh up by eating regularly whilst riding. All I ate when I got home yesterday was a bowl of cocopops...though I ate a cake in the van on the way home. The secret is to never let yourself get to the point were you are famished.
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