When I used to ride/race outdoors it was easy to put down that donut cause I could almost feel the pain being dished out when I had to get over a hill. Good feed back loop.. pain Now that I ride/race more indoors my weight (at that moment in time) doesnâ€™t really matter. It is what I put in 6 months ago. I can go ahead and have that donut
I donâ€™t find myself getting on the scale nearly as often. Why bother.
Is riding indoors a great way to be fit fat ? Eat all that I want and not feel any direct pain from it ?
Well I think we see your problem. You're lying to yourself, and everyone else.
If you don't weigh what you did 6 months ago, you should have been updating the weight entered.
I update mine whenever my weight varies by 1kg. No point being proud of a race win (or more often 20th since I went up to Cat B), if it's on false pretences.
I actually find Zwift a real incentive to lose weight because you can instantly see the difference, especially in your climbing ability, whenever your weight changes much. You're just not using it properly.
So, in summary.
It's not training indoors that's causing you a problem. It's your willingness to cheat (both yourself and others, but mostly yourself).
If you want to ride outdoors and not worry about donuts, get an e-bike or take EPO. It amounts to the same thing as intentionally using an inaccurate weight on Zwift.