I‘d also add that you are probably a fitter overall human being if you have more upper body strength, more mobility and so forth, even if it comes at the expense of a few “extra” kilos. To be honest, allowing myself to gain a kilo or two was a conscious decision in an attempt to become more resilient against diseases.yeah, at the peak of my cycling form in 2016-2017 I was only 62-63 kg, at 175 cm height. in the last 2-3 years I've kept it at 65-66 kg, and reasonable aerobic fitness, but nothing special compared to other cyclists. this is the first comparable data using the same scales, so you can see the change from march to Oct. of course, for all the strength, muscle mass and mobility gained, a lot has been lost in aerobic fitness and endurance.
That‘s the other thing: how much are you willing to give up? And since most of us aren‘t earning their living with cycling, I don‘t think it makes sense to forgo all of life‘s pleasures.but it's always like that, a give and take. did not think I'd be able to add all this mass and strength without also adding a lot of fat, especially at my age (38), but apparently it's possible if you really fine tune it all (training, resting, nutrition etc)