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Good News and Bad News (advice on exercise needed).

S: 13st7lb C: 11st10lb G: 9st10lb BMI: 28.1 Loss: 1st11lb(13.23%)
Hi all. The good news is yesterday (day four) I went into ketosis and feel much better.:D

So I decided to go out cycling today. I haven't been out on the bike for about a month but was cycling regularly before that. Today I really struggled and after about 3 miles got quite light headed. I used to do about 16 miles no probs.:(

I really want to carry on cycling and build up to the level I was at before Xmas. Has anyone got any advice? I am doing total solution. I thought maybe having a bar before going on the bike may be a good idea as the extra carbohydrate might help - or even having 2 bars and a shake on cycling days, although I don't want to get out of ketosis.
Does anyone else exercise and how do you manage?
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S: 13st0lb C: 8st13lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 23.6 Loss: 4st1lb(31.32%)
............I would imagine that you would be better having the bar before the exercise as it will probably sustain you for longer. Exante recommend only 1 x bar a day because of the higher carb content but I somehow think if your exercise regime is quite vigorous then you quite possibly may need those extra carbs but if it will knock you out of ketosis I don't know. It may be a suck it and see sort of situation. Good luck xx


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S: 16st6lb C: 12st7lb G: 10st0lb Loss: 3st13lb(23.91%)
I would certainly try an extra pack and some extra fluids before cycling. I dont know about exante but on CD they dont recomend excercise like that for at least a week, day 4 and your boady is maybe still adjusting even if you are in K.

Let us know how it goes :)
S: 17st11lb C: 16st9lb G: 12st2lb BMI: 34.4 Loss: 1st2lb(6.43%)
The last time around i was cycling to work everyday on TS which was about 12 miles, and i found that for the first 2 weeks i never had that much strength/stamina but after a couple of weeks this started to improve as the body settles down to the new way of being fuelled. So my advice on personal experience is dont over-do the cycling/exercise with in the 1st couple of weeks of doing TS.
S: 13st7lb C: 11st10lb G: 9st10lb BMI: 28.1 Loss: 1st11lb(13.23%)
Thankyou all for your advice. I think I did just do a bit much a bit soon. Think I'll try having a bar before I go out on the bike next time. I've always been keen on exercise (a fat exercise junkie !!!!!) and don't really want to give up.

I've had a look around the site and there seems to be lots of different opinions about exercise and vlcds. Just wondered if anyone found exercise affected weight loss?

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