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Jogging and weight loss


Posted by thecuist

Hi all

I'm 200pounds, and 5' 6" tall, therefore i'm technically clinically obese with a BMI of 31.3. I usually run an 8min mile to start and then another 3 or 4 miles at 10min mile pace 3 or 4 times a week. Then I play competitive football for 90mins on a saturday. However, although I have been doing this since the beginning of january I have only lost about 6 pounds at best.  My diet is ok, I rarely eat takeaways and try and have 3 homecooked meals a day. Any ideas how i can lose more weight. Or shall I just keep doing what im doing and ignore the scales.

Thanks

Peter 

 
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6 pounds in two months isn't bad. Be sure that your last meal (and snacks) is at least 3 hours before you go to bed. Keep on doing what you've been doing and give yourself more time. Running and walking burn about 100 calories per mile. Each pound takes about 3500 calories. So, the 4-5 miles per week that you're running would take about two months to lose a pound. So, 5 of the 6 pounds you've lost were probably due to other things besides running. If you lose weight too quickly, your body may think you're starving, and it may reduce your metabolism.

Keep on exercising. Don't over eat. Eat low or medium glycemic foods. Don't snack between meals or in the evening, unless you snack on fruit, nuts, and veggies. Just watch your overall caloric intake. Above all, plan a combination of good nutrition, exercise, and reasonable caloric intake, and give yourself a year for the weight to come off. If you lose a pound per week, you'll lose 50 pounds in the next year, and that will probably put your weight were you'd like it to be.

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