Weight loss or management plays a role in the life of virtually every runner. Either they start running to lose weight or they’ve alreaady lost weight, and the want to become a runner to help them maintain that weight loss or they’re worried that their weight will gradually creep up if they don’t get lots of exercise.
Even the most fit-looking, slender runners will often say that maintaining a desirable weight is one of the reasons why they run.
Bottom line, many runners are running to lose weight.
It works. Running can, without a doubt, facilitate these goals, but for some, it doesn’t work. It’s not a given that you’ll lose weight by starting to run. Some people become runners and never lose weight, or even gain weight. I’ve seen it enough times that, now, I can explain why that happens and how to avoid it.
I’ve got some guidelines for nutrition as well. I want you to succeed in reaching your weight loss goals, and I’m sure this information will help you do that.
Real Food Liz (Liz Wolfe) author of Eat the Yolks
Your Personal Paleo Code by Chris Kresser