Living in a modern society usually translates to faster lives.
That is the why “efficiency” is a big buzzword these days.
If you are interested on how to increase the efficiency of your cycling and weight loss efforts, then you might check this article out.
In this post, we are going to give you 3 tips on how you can lose weight and at the same time increase your energy levels. So, you might want to read the rest of the article before you pick-up that bicycle and go for a ride.
It’s common for most people to face the computer or TV while eating their meals, and then wonder why they feel “slow” when they ride. You’d probably stop if you know how it badly affects your weight loss efforts and your bike rides….
When you eat while being distracted, you will most likely eat too fast. Combine that with being distracted, your digestive system will not function at its fullest as your sensory organs are busy occupying resources. This has a bad effect on you.
Not only this will promote overeating, which hinders your weight loss efforts; but it will also make you feel sluggish when you ride. This is because most of your blood is directed to your digestive organs to digest all that stuff you ate. Hence, eat slowly and don’t do anything else while eating.
Choose Your Food
Foods are not created equal. There are certain foods that require more digestion and don’t give much in return in terms of energy. Stay away from these if you want to have more energy for rides and at the same time encouraging weight loss.
Stick to foods that pack a punch, like a tin of tuna, dried fruit, nuts, peanut butter, whole-wheat crackers, fresh fruits, raw veggies, hummus, and yogurt. Not only these kinds of food give you more energy for that long rides, but they also digest slowly; which leaves you feeling full longer.
Eat For Energy
While this advice may be debatable, but there are experts who swear by it. Aim to consume 5 – 6 small meals a day rather than two or three large ones.
Holding off meals for longer periods of time may put your body into starvation mode, which means slowing your metabolism and that translates to less energy for rides. It also triggers your body to store fats, and you don’t want that.