A few years ago, after the holiday season, I tipped the scale at 201. I am 6'2" and was not stoked about that... Was very active... And didn't understand. I went to the website www.marksdailyapple.com read, ordered some books. Some academic, some pop. And went cold turkey hard core Paleo. Three months later, without more exercise, I hit 179... For the first time since college. Staying under 180 was tough, but I stayed at 185 for three years easily. Then my wife decided that she wanted to learn to cook... Has become a chef level cook... And pastry chef. Well, even with some good mileage (8-12 hours per week on the bike and on the trainer), with all of the carbs flying around my house, I tipped the scale north of 200 last week. Not cool. Taking the paleo dive again, but this time doing it for the sake of weight AND for the ability to forgo fuel during ultra distance events. For this thread, I will note my eating patterns, my weight, and my transition from fueling with carbs during distance rides to fueling with stored body fat during distance rides. Why? To hold myself accountable. To document the journey, and to perhaps inspire others trapped in the cardio - carb rat wheel. Goal: 179 for second Temecula race, and able to go 12 hours with little to no fueling. Here goes nothing: Sunday 2-21 201 Light ride 20 miles and 2500 feet. No grain or processed foods. Full fat Greek yogurt with nuts, flax seeds and 1/4 of a banana. A lettuce wrap burger (home made) with Avo and cheese Heirloom tomato and pine nut and feta cheese salad. Green smoothie (spinach kale cucumber broccoli) Ribs Choc soufflé by wife for my BD ( very low carb) Monday 2-22 199 Similar eating, no processed foods, but had almond butter and jelly on a paleo roll (a tortilla made from coconut meat). Handful of nuts at night. 1 hour light cycling on trainer with a set of ten bench presses and pull ups every 30 minutes Tuesday 2-23 198 Same diet as Monday. No workout other than 15 minutes of stretches. Wednesday 2-24 197 Eggs, avo and tomato for brekkie. Chicken leg and thigh, string cheese. A few hands full of home made nut mix. Choc soufflé and raspberries. Green smoothie. 1 hour ride with 8.5 miles and 1500 feet.