Lost 1.8 lbs bringing total to 4.8 lbs in three weeks. That is faster than I expected but I am not complaining.
The Paleo Diet for Athletes is hard! For several days now I have felt terrible. Not hungry; just a sicky feeling with little energy. The only time I felt reasonable was when I was getting ready to ride and during a ride. That was when I would eat some carbs (in form of pancakes, syrup with an egg). But by this weekend even that wasn't enough.
I would start a ride still feeling poor with limited power and endurance. I had to add a bottle of gatorade before the ride. And then that wasn't enough and I had to eat a Cliff Bar during the ride to shake the sicky feeling. Even with these steps my power and speed have steadily dropped. I now ride my usual 50-mile route about 5 minutes slower and am burning about 10% fewer calories per hour.
Still, the challenge is to lose that ten pounds and not ride fast.
This week totals: 215 miles, 8800' climbs, 15 hours of training, and 5700 Kcal.