Speed, power, nutrition, and rest, are things we often talk about as cyclists and are as important as selecting/fitting the right bike.
We have also seen how a cyclist’s balance can be put right off when only one of these is prioritised or one is ignored. For example, nutrition, or not properly fuelling your body before and during a longer ride can weaken the best of us.
This article about weight obsession is a good one and a reminder that everyone's weight, shape, power, and nutritional needs are different. Trying to be something you are not isn’t the answer, and physical differences don’t make cycling inaccessible nor limit power output or speed. It’s worth a read. https://www.bicycling.com/health-nutrition/a38950116/quit-obsessing-weight/