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Many runners are not able to achieve the desired goals they have for their weight loss. Doctors usually blame it on the wrong diet that the runner takes which causes most problems
New Delhi: Running is always hard, as it makes every muscle in the body work hard. But the benefits one reaps from running are immense and the results are even faster. However, many runners are not able to achieve the desired goals they have for their weight loss. Doctors usually blame it on the wrong diet that the runner takes which causes most problems.
Here are a few reasons why your running might not be leading to an effective weight loss:
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Water retention: If you are not drinking enough water while running or throughout the day, your body begins to retain it to repair damaged muscle fibres and to deliver glycogen to the working ones. It is important to stay hydrated before and after the run. Water weight does add to the scale but sheds off easily too. Muscle fat: Over time if you run regularly the body begins to build muscle and burns fat. While this is great news for your overall fitness, you are gaining weight by replacing low-density fat tissue with high-density muscle tissue. Short-term results: According to health experts, it takes a deficit of around 3,500 calories to lose half a kg of weight. So, if weight loss has to be consistent and long-term in a healthy manner, there has to be a deficit of 300 to 600 calories a day. Weighing yourself every half an hour will not lead to immediate weight loss but only increase stress. Eating a lot: Many people think running gives them a free pass to eat throughout the day without minding their calories. Even though for a regular runner energy demand is very high, it does not mean that you do not watch what you eat. Justifying your unhealthy eating will not lead to any consistent weight loss. Running does burn a lot of calories, but you have to watch the amount of non-nutrient-dense foods you consume, or you could quickly gain weight.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.