8 Best Foods to Stay Lean and Go Fast

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that dropping pounds turns out to be the easy part. Keeping them off? Not so much. In fact, a recent study puts the odds at one in six for maintaining weight loss.

That's pretty discouraging news. The better news is that as an active cyclist, you're already one step ahead of the game. "People who maintain their activity levels have much better odds of staying at their lower weight," says Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, author of the Active Calorie Diet (If you're still wondering why that is, read 7 Sneaky Ways Cycling Takes Off Pounds).

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