Spend plenty of time wondering why cycling doesn't make you thin.
Chew over that question while slathering four slices of toast with peanut butter before you roll 25 minutes into the office.
Stew on the dilemma while loading your bidons with powerade.
Ruminate on the paradox while rewarding yourself with a big pasta lunch. Add parmesan - it's high in protein!
BONUS TIP: Want a good way to know if your pedalling technique has a sufficiently powerful upstroke? You're doing it right if your quadricep makes contact with your spare tire with sufficient force to make an audible "blubbery-jubbery" noise.