Being off my bike is bad for a number of reasons, and one of the worst may be the impact it has on my nutrition. Translated: i’m hangry because I’ve DRASTICALLY reduced my carbohydrate intake. Go from feasting almost nightly on sweet potatoes and sushi rice to basically vegetables, then tell me how pleasant you are. So why would I do this? It’s simple, I’m not “earning” my carbohydrates. I find it funny how people use that term after some sort of activity. “Man, I earned me some pancakes after that 5K!” And when I say people, I include myself. Earning is subjective though. If you’re overweight, unhealthy, and unhappy with how you look, then the “I earned this” approach may not be the best thing.
Simply put, I’m not really doing anything to warrant a higher, or even moderate level of carb intake. I’ve been slowly losing weight over the past year and I haven’t been as diligent as I should in that regard. I keep rationalizing it by telling myself that I need to fuel my training and racing. The fact is, I need to be lighter, plain and simple. This is accomplished by simply tightening up my nutrition. It’s not rocket science. Most people know what’s good and what’s bad. (GOOD) Fat is your friend, justify your carb intake, over eat on green leafy veggies, and finish it off with some tasty protein. Actually, maybe it is rocket science.