Like many others, maybe you’ve started running to lose weight; but after a few weeks, you weighted yourself and you realize that you have not lost weight.
Do not be disappointed. Running is a great exercise to lose weight and burn fat, but you need to help your body in the fight against overweight and obesity.
Discover three reasons why you are not losing weight while running:
1.- POST-WORKOUT MEALS
Its natural that after a hard workout you are hungry. Without the right skills and behavior and using the excuse of “the calories you’ve burned”, you could end up eating more calories that you have burned.
You need to feed your body on the best way: after a workout, incorporates proteins and carbohydrates with good fiber content to satiate more.
Stay away from junk food as your post workout food that will surely lead to weight gain.
2. YOU ARE NOT RUNNING AS MUCH AS YOU THINK
If you’re running and you’re not seeing the results, check out your calendar and write down the times you’ve run this month.
Running once a week 40 minutes or a couple of times 20 minutes, will not make you burn enough calories to make you lose a lot of weight.
Gradually increase the mileage you run, is steady and consistent in your workouts and without realizing it you will soon be descending weight.
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3. YOU HAVE NOT CHANGED YOUR DAILY DIET
A commonly used phrase used to explain this point, “If you keep doing the same thing, you will always get the same results.”
If your goal is to lose weight, running is good, but not enough, you should make adjustments in your diet, give up junk food and eating clean will give the best results.
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