Author and cyclist Selene Yeager has written what many people believe is the definitive book on how to lose weight with cycling. It includes 10 simple rules that will help most people lose some weight as they bike their way lean! Yeager’s book is called Ride Your Way Lean: The Ultimate Plan for Burning Fat and Getting Fit on a Bike. It has tons of good stuff in it, including cycling drills and exercises to make your entire body lean. Here, I’ve highlighted just the top 10 bike your way lean eating rules.
The Top 10 Bike Your Way Lean Eating Rules
Rule 1: Eat breakfast (preferably including an egg or two).
Rule 2: Eat often (keep the furnace burning!).
Rule 3: Eat real food (foods that you “recognize as part of an animal or plant” – what part of what animal is a doughnut?)
Rule 4: Eat more protein and fat, and relatively less carbs (although it’s definitely not a low-carb Atkins kind of diet): carbs – 50%; fats – 30%; protein – 20%.
Rule 5: Good fat does not make you fat!
Rule 6: The carbs you eat should be fiber-rich, such as fruits and veggies.
Rule 7: Nix carbs that end in “ini” – such as fettuccini, linguini, rotini, etc. (and pasta in general).
Rule 8: Ditch the all or nothing thinking – one mistake should not lead to a “well I blew it so let’s go crazy” kind of day.
Rule 9: Maximize your macro-nutrients (the foods your body really needs).
Rule 10: Time your eating intelligently (there’s a whole lot of really good stuff about timing eating around workouts).
Yeager’s Ride Your Way Lean program works: a combination of the eating program, the exercises, and the cycling drills will certainly enable most people to get leaner, lighter and stronger, and cycle faster than ever! My advice would be: go ahead and buy Yeager’s Ride Your Way Lean: The Ultimate Plan for Burning Fat and Getting Fit on a Bike – you’ve got nothing to lose but your belly!
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