feral grasshopper wrote:+1. Spot on, energy in, energy out. The further I ride, the harder to control weight, let alone lose it. Pre-cycling I lost 1/3 of my body weight, post cycling, the longer rides I do, the harder it becomes
I think I only partially agree here. The more weight you lose, the harder it is to lose weight full stop. Energy in vs energy out is true by definition but "in" is not necessarily equal to what is consumed (for instance, those fancy diet pills that interfere with fat absorption) and out can vary a little too. If you don't mix up your activities, you become a bit more efficient with energy used. Good and bad I guess.. From vague Health Report (ABC rn) memories, not sitting for more than 30min at a time (say, regular trips for water) your metabolism runs at a higher rate but it's hardly much exercise.