I'd be happy with 1lb loss!! I've decided to just eat healthy, write down my calorie intake for 2 weeks, keep to the running plan, see what my weights doing after 2 weeks and adjust calories according to that. I don't fancy dragging this weight round another 10k!! Thanks everyone :) 40 min run to do now
I found this article really interesting and helpul. www.coachcalorie.com/how-to-lose-weight
Dont fret dude. It sounds like you're doing ok with your running and your diet sounds good so extract the bits that sound interesting to you and carry on. Is it possible that you've put on some muscle to increase the weight? I'm no featherweight either at around 180lb and constantly having to keep one step ahead of my weight so I fully understand your plight. I've also got a 10k mucky race in march and a half marathon in march too and like you, I'd prefer not to carry any more weight round with me than I need to, but I'm gonna look at improving strength i.e. core/legs to try and compensate. Good luck mate and hope your run was good.
I'm not sure if I'm posting this reply is the right place either- I'm new to this!
But in terms of calories needed etc. each person is different and it depends on your age, BMI, activity levels etc. as to how many calories you need a day to "keep going" and in terms of what you cut them by will depend on the initial need and weight loss goal.
If you are a member of a gym you can schedule a fitness review with gym staff they can do a full review, outlining fat percentage, fitness levels etc. which will indicate how many calories you need per day you can then discuss your weight loss goal and how to achieve this as everyone is different and what might be right for one person may be too extreme or too little for you.
But as jon-dempsey said the key is little and often- grazing. Also eating slower allows your body to register that you are full therefore you eat less.
To lose the weight it's about eating the right foods, drinking plenty of water and exercising regularly. It may been worth trying different exercise as each exercise uses different muscles etc. so maybe mixing it up a little would have a positive affect on your body?- worth a try?!
I think if you eat 2400 calories a day that will be far too much, even if you are running, that is 400 cals more than a female who wants to maintain weight should be eating.
You need to run a lot of miles to burn calories, and it will really depend on your metabolism as well as to how much/fast you lose.
I think really it will be trial and error, perhaps rigidly stick to 1200 cals a day and continue with your running for a couple of weeks and see what happens, make sure you log every single thing that passes your lips as I find little things that some people may not log add up quickly. After these couple of weeks you may be able to see if it is working, if it's not you could up the exercise, if you're losing too much too soon up the calories.
I'm no expert, this is just what I would do. I eat 1200 cals a day (on average, I treat myself a bit more at weekends) and despite regular running (marathon training last year and again this year) I have lost no weight watsoever. I have a slow metabolism and it's very hard for me to lose anything yet very easy for me to gain. Some people will say 1200 is too low especially when exercising but I guess some of us just use fuel more efficiently than others (unfortunately).
Hi Fatofit, i would say 1200 is to low if you don't eat the right amount of calories you will put weight on ! when you put in your profile did you put that you are active ? that would put you in the 1600 mark.
also eat the right food 50% carbs 30% protein 20% fats thats a rough % drink plenty of water 2 lt day and try to have 3 meals and 2-3 snacks a day :)
oh and write down your food and exercises
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ this site is good and free
Hi, I use Myfitness Pal to track every thing. I think I'm set as moderately active? I've tracked my food for the last week, but haven't stuck to 1200, it's varied each day from 1100 to 1400 and I've managed to lose 1lb. I haven't done all my runs as there was a death in the family and now it's too icy/snowy!!!
I think I'm going to stick to eating between 1200-1300, see how it goes.
I'm more concerned that I can't get out running because if the ice :/
Think I'll just have to risk it tomorrow!
Thanks everyone :)
How long have you been dieting ? And keeping to the same calories ? That also makes a difference if your up and down on your calories your body will produce my fat ! Stick to your 1300/1400 a day for two weeks then check :)
I'm a female! We're always dieting!! Lol! I've been pretending at being on a diet for months, but since 2013 I've stopped wine, crisps, I don't eat chocolate/sweets, I don't eat meat, I eat plenty of fruit/veg and carbs, maybe lacking a bit if protein, not sure? I thought stopping wine would make a difference, but nope!! I think I've the metabolism if a slug!!! Haha!! Did you manage your run today?
I only loose weight when I escalate the distances in training. I am on about a long run 8 mile plus once a week doing a total of min 20m a week min. I would never consider going on a diet when training. Just eat sensible, as for alcohol stick to 1/2pint a day or the equal in units max.
yes I did only 20 min walk and run but I got out, very cold and a bit icy but lovely and sunny :)
Diets are a funny old things I went from 19st down to 12st but im back up to 13.12 st :( so dieting and running again lol
19 to 12 stone?!! How did you manage that?! Please tell!! Lol. I only want to lose about 1.5 stone and still failing miserably!! Good on you for getting out, got about an inch if compacted snow- now ice on the paths here so I'll be running round the park on the grass tomorrow instead I think!
I might have to invest in some ice grips, I can't afford to miss too many runs, I've got a 10k in March and I've GOT to beat my last time!!! :/
Lol stopped drinking stopped the junk food and then bought a bike!! Counted my calories eat healthy and then stared running, the only thing I worry about with running is my knee but touch wood so far been ok !
Luckily we don't have any snow in sunny Essex lol
Quitting the wines the final straw for me! I'm not too bad with junk food, but live wine a bit too much :/ my other half's a cycling fanatic, he does Iron man and Outlaw.... I'm happy doing my little effort at running!
I wish I lived down the flatter side if the country... Hills and ice aren't a good combo!!
Keep at it, if you've lost all that weight before I'm sure you'll soon get this bit off :)
OK couple of things going on here as I see it. First, it is ill advised that anyone depend upon technology to dictate a lifestyle or anything else. I work in IT as a software developer so I know. Software, in this case apps, can only do what they are told to do. They are dumb pieces of electronic genius which the modern world and advertising has managed to fool people into placing their trust in.
I am a veteran Marathon runner with 4 marathons under my belt, I go to
the gym regularly, swim regularly, cycle regularly and run at least 3 or 4 times a week, anything between 4 and 10 miles every run, and when I put my details into any one of these wonderful BMI calculators online, I come out as either pre obese or obese, because the damn things dont allow for for people who have a lot of muscle tissue !!
The other thing going on here is the whole calorie deal. My best advice would be this. Look up your ideal calorie requirement for a day for your age, gender and height ( you can trust these online figures generally!)
You will get a calculation for sedentary lifestyles, moderatly active, very active and so forth. Note the appropriate calorie figure for your vital statistics and lifestyle, then create a daily food plan that provides you with the calories required for a sedentary lifestyle.
Stick to that food plan, and then carry on with your running, and do not worry about your weight, because some of it will fall off, but some of it will be replaced by good hard muscle which is heavier that fat tissue, thus you will become fitter and healthier but may not lose as much weight as you expect, but your weight will be healthier because your body will comprise more muscle and less fat.
Hope this helps.
Search for a race and sign up online.
Plan your training and record your progress.
Plot and view your running routes on a map.
Chat with other Running Bug members.
© Community Bug Ltd
The Running Bug is your running mate helping you with everything from planning your running routes, training plans to finding running events.