Our expert says:
Dear Cycling Diet
When you weighed 90 kg in 2003, your BMI was 28,5, which was probably made up of a predominance of muscle. Now your BMI = 37,2 which is very high, so it would be excellent if you could lose those 28 kg. Because this is a lot of weight to lose and you will also have to start making provision for your energy needs associated with training, I would recommend that you consult a registered dietitian who specialises in sports nutrition (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area). If you are in Cape Town you can contact the UCT Sports Science Institute and if you happen to live near Potchefstroom contact their Sports Nutrition Division for expert guidance so that you lose weight and gain muscle for the Argus. In the meanwhile, you can click on 'Diet'nFood' at the top of this page and then on 'DietDoc's articles' and read the articles on diets for sportsmen and women. There is also info on the Fitness site. Click on 'Fitness' at the top of this page and then on 'Nutrition'.
Good luck for your training and the weightloss.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.