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Running and Weight Loss

Running is a healthy and efficient way to burn calories and lose weight. Get information on how to use running to help you meet your weight loss goals.
  1. Diet and Nutrition Tools (4)
  2. FAQs About Weight Loss (14)
  3. Healthy Eating for Runners (7)
  4. Running and Weight Loss Tips (10)

Can Running Help Me Lose Weight?
I've lost a few pounds, but I want to speed up my weight loss progress. Can running help me lose weight?

How Running Helped Me Lose Weight
Did running help you lose weight? Tell your weight loss success story and share your advice on losing weight.

Why Am I Not Losing Weight With Running?
Are you trying to lose weight by running and it's just not happening? Find out what may be happening.

How to Avoid Common Weight Loss Mistakes
Learn how to avoid the most common weight loss mistakes and successfully lose weight by running.

7 Secrets of Skinny Runners
Running can definitely be a powerful tool in your weight loss or weight maintenance efforts, but you can't expect to lose weight or stay thin with running alone. Runners who stay thin know that they must also follow healthy eating habits. Follow these tried-and-true strategies to lose weight and keep it off.

8 Weight Loss Tips for Runners
Here are some successful strategies for runners who want to lose weight.

Running for Weight Loss
Some people start running with the goal of losing weight. Get tips on how to successfully lose weight through a combination of running and healthy eating.

How Can I Not Feel Hungry all the Time?
It's normal to feel hungry when you start a new exercise regimen or you increase your exercise frequency or intensity. You're burning more calories, so your body needs to take more in. Here are some ways you can avoid feeling hungry, with overindulging.

How Can I Get Over a Weight Loss Plateau?
Although it's extremely frustrating, it's common for people to hit a plateau after a few months of weight loss success. Here are some steps to take to jumpstart your weight loss and keep losing weight.

7 Ways to Control Your Cravings
It's tempting to indulge your cravings after a hard run or workout. Here are some simple tips to keep your cravings from turning into out-of-control binges.

How to Avoid Mindless Eating
As runners, it's easy for us to not pay close attention to calories and portion sizes because we think, "I'll burn this off later, or tomorrow." To help get the weight loss benefits from running, it's important to think before you eat and avoid mindless eating. Here are some ways to avoid mindless eating and boost your weight loss from running.

Six Simple Changes for a Healthy Diet
When it comes to eating healthy, losing weight, or maintaining your current weight, you shouldn't try to overhaul your diet all at once. For a healthy diet, it's better to make small changes over time because you're more likely to stick with them. Try these simple, healthy changes.

Best Foods for Runners
Here are some of the best foods to help runners achieve a healthy diet and boost their performance.

How to Get More Fiber in Your Diet
Dietary fiber -- found mostly in whole grain, fruits, vegetables, and legumes -- is an essential part of any healthy diet. Although it's probably best known for relieving constipation, fiber may also help lower your risk of diabetes, high cholesterol, diverticulitis, and other digestive diseases. And since fiber also helps make you feel fuller...

7 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism
Wouldn't it be great if you could burn more calories when you're just sitting on the couch? You can -- by improving your metabolism, the rate at which your body uses energy. Here are some simple changes you can make to help rev up your metabolism.

Tips for Controlling Portion Size
Portion control is crucial to weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight. Try some of these tips to get your portion sizes under control.

Why Am I Gaining Weight During Marathon Training?
Some runners find that they actually gain weight during training. Learn how to avoid it.

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