It’s probably one of the reasons why you picked-up cycling.
Yet, as you want to track your progress towards your goal, you seem to notice that your weight fluctuates around the time you do your cycling.
How could this be?
In this article, we are going to explore the answers.
Cycling And Weight Fluctuations
If you suspect that cycling is causing your weight to fluctuate, then you need to know about this….
Cycling does not cause your weight to fluctuate.
However, other activities that you do that is related to cycling may be the cause for your weight fluctuate. Let’s look at the two most common reasons why people think cycling is causing their weight to fluctuate.
Cycling burns energy. And, what most likely going to happen after a hard ride is that you will get hungry. If you are not careful on what you eat during this stage, you may overeat and simply gain back the lost calories you burn when you cycle.
The best thing that you can do is to track your calorie intake especially after you ride. There are plenty of apps you can try to make this easier.
Another reason many people get the impression that cycling is causing their weight to fluctuate is because of losing water weight.
This usually happens to someone that tracks his/her weight before a ride, then weight again after a ride.
Of course, there will be a weight difference because you just lost water weight in the form of sweat. However, the weight is gained back after the replenishment of the body’s liquid needs.