The simple maths to lose weight is, ‘There should be more calories going out than coming in’. Creating a calorie deficit is one of the most important parts of weight loss. And if you are bored of going to the gym and exercising every day, try cycling. Cycling does not only remind you of your childhood fun but also helps you to lose weight. Cycling for an hour can help you burn 500 to 1000 calories depending on your body weight and intensity at which you are riding.
One can easily lose weight by cycling if you follow a few simple techniques, both off and on the bike. Losing weight through cycling requires self-control and patience. So, in order to lose weight from cycling and get the most out of it, it’s important to follow some basic diet tips to stay healthy and keep riding.
Eat breakfast before you ride
We all know that nothing kick starts your metabolism like a full healthy breakfast. Not having breakfast will leave your body with no fuel to ride and will make your body hold on to the stored fat rather than burning it.
Do not stress to sweat more
Do not wear many layers of clothes in order to sweat more to burn more calories. Though doing so will lead to weight loss but it may also lead to dehydration which is not good, especially for cyclists. You need to be hydrated to ride with energy, which is also the key to burning calories.
Eat often while you ride
Eating while on the ride has proven to improve performance and curb overeating later. By keeping a check on your hunger while you ride may also stop you from bingeing later.
Save the most for last
Studies say that post-workout oxygen consumption by the body can trigger the burning of stored fat. So, the hard efforts put in the end will keep your body consuming oxygen even after you have finished and thus, burn more calories.
Go long and easy
Take slow long rides. Long rides help you burn more fat and develop your endurance gradually.