Its worth remembering that we are pre-programed to crave fatty, sugary, salty foods etc. because we need these substances to live, they are our fuel, and we are pre-programmed to use as little energy as possible obtaining them. Watch one of those nature programs with lions or whatever hunting for their food. If the hunt fails they used up a load of energy but got nothing back. The next time they try they willl be weaker so the chance of success will be reduced. Eventually if they don't catch something they will die. So for them it's all about conservation of energy and when it's available consuming as much fat and sugar etc. as possible as it may be a while before they eat again. We were the same not too long ago, now though we can hop in the car (conserving our energy) and go to Tescos where we can buy as much fat and sugar as we can carry in the boot of said car and it's in our nature to do so!!! Evolution takes thousands of years and so hasn't caught up with farming and shops yet. It's only our higher level brains that can make this realisation and fight that programming by restricting what we eat and being active even though we don't need to be.
Well, there are an awful lot of people losing that fight around here.
Keep up the hard work Rob, it'll be worth it.
I came back to cycling in an effort to get a bit fitter and lose some weight, as I wanted to do more work with my horse, and the more I weigh, the more he has to carry.
The cycling thing has taken on a life of it's own and I am now riding road and mtb. I am much fitter than I have been for years, and have dropped from a touch over 82 kg's down to 76kg, and I'm just over 6' 1" tall and 53 years old.