It’s a habit now. Fasted rides. I don’t eat until I return.
I started doing this 18 months ago. I was told it would help with my weight loss efforts. It did. Within 8-10 months I got to a better weight, and lost my belly fat.
Belly fat. So easy to put on, so hard to get rid of. I only wish I had learned the benefits of intermittent fasting, and fasted HIIT workouts years ago.
I was also told that fasted workouts conditioned the body to burn fat as the glycogen stores were depleted. The more you do this, the longer you can ride without bonking. Now, I can ride for several hours and feel fine.
This works for me. I’m at an optimum weight for my height and build, and I have maintained it for over a year now.
Works great for me too. I do it at least once a week (although lately it’s been fasted walks not rides during rehab). I call it “earning my breakfast”. 🙂
I habitually do this at the weekend. I’m not much of a breakfast eater on any day but for an early morning ride I can’t face the thought of food beforehand.
I ride my 20km morning commute fasted. Depending on what I eat the evening before determines whether I bonk or not