Right I have got 4 months to lose 10-14 pounds for my wedding, Ive already lost about 10lbs training for a recent 10k and I cycle to work every day (5 mile round trip). I dont really eat that unhealthily but do partake in a "few" beers at the weekend. Other than keeping the running and cycling going what else can I do to shift a few more pounds as i seem to have plateaued at around 12st. Ideally I would like to be 11 to 11.5 stone.Posted 8 years agosurferMember
Without knowing your "build" its difficult to estimate how easy it would be to shift the weight. If you still carrying a lot of fat (no offence meant) then it may be quite easy. If you are "ripped" then it may be more difficult or even impossible without losing a lot of strength.Posted 8 years ago
If its still there to lose then simply increase your running mileage to whatever you can manage. Something that worked for me was adding extra 3-4 mile runs early in the morning.scu98rkrMember
Impressive. I put on 2lbs training for a HM.
I cant believe anyone could put on weight training for a half marathon.
Done a couple myself and cant help but lose weight which really isnt what I want to do. Lose power for both footy and cycling and my arms end up looking even skinnier.Posted 8 years agoIanMunroMember
I cant believe anyone could put on weight training for a half marathon
I guess it could be a combination of "Ah, i've done exercise I need to eat more to recover", and "I'm knackered from that exercise, best not do anything for the rest of the day", that and "yeah, i've earned the extra 3 pints" 🙂Posted 8 years agobelgianbobMember
I lost a stone by eating pies and cake for lunch, fish and chips every night and 2 – 3 pints to top it off…
Oh, and cycling 60 miles a day. For months on end.
On second thoughts, just losing the beers WILL help, and quite quickly, if you currently drink a fair bit. Alcohol is nearly as calorie rich as fat, and beer has plenty of sugars to mess up your insulin leves as well, both of which will make weight control all the more difficult.Posted 8 years agoDrPMember
Write down what you eat in a typical day.
Prepare the same, but with less of it.
Eat only what you prepare.
The concept of weight gain and weight loss is fantastically simple, yet many people struggle with it because the execution requires self control and will power.
Too many people know what they should eat, or how much they should eat, but don't because *insert any excuse here* (typically "I don't want to be hungry" etc etc).
The simple fact is, if you are going to lose weight by eating less, then you must accept you will have a degree of hunger – it will pass with time (most people aren't actually hungry – they just have an appetite – two different things…
DrP (who can probably lose half a kilo in 2 night shifts!!)Posted 8 years agoMidnighthourMember
I think people fear feeling a little hungry, but its actually not as bad as people expect it to be.
If you like food, its actually much more enjoyable if you are properly hungry before you eat. It very easy to get into the habit of eating 'because its lunchtime/teatime' when you are not the least bit empty and thats when I find I put on weight.Posted 8 years ago
Do more running and cycling. I know there are dissenters but with all the technical jargon out of the way, the more work you do, the more energy you will need and the more fat you will burn.
I'm also of the opinion (and this is where the experts will disagree with me) that the harder you work, the more energy you will use and so will try to fit as much pain exercise in as I can. When I commute, I ride pretty much as quick as I can, both ways, with a dirty great bag filled with clothes and laptop on my back. My car uses more fuel when I skin it, so I'm assuming I do too.Posted 8 years ago
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