The only training schedule that will make you lose weight is called a diet. Don't mean to sound harsh, but thats the reality. A person should be a "normal" weight with only moderate amounts of exercise/active life style. If you you need to run to lose weight, you're eating too much, your running diet should be to fuel your running, not the other way around.
You can run 200 miles a week, if you eat more calories than you burn, you'll still get bigger.
Any running schedule will help you lose weight, if you eat right.
Actually, 200 miles is only around 20000 kcals, divide by 7 thats 2857 kcals per day extra on top of your daily intake.
As an example, 1 tesco steak pie is 445 kcals, so you only have to eat 6 a day, an easy feat for any one with an appetite
Or... 1 Domino's Meateor, Regular Crust, Large Pizza is 2800 kcals....
People don't realise how much they eat...
Ps... If an average runner does ~30 miles per week, thats ~3000 kcals, divide by 7, thats 430 kcals a day.... ooops, I can't even have 1 steak pie a day!
Yes I know it's more kcals per mile depending on weight, that wasn't the point...
I've lost 2 stone by adding some exercise (mainly running) and controlling the food intake. I've cut out the snacks, I just eat 3 meals a day and they're mostly sensible ones. The other thing is not so much what you eat, but how much of it - portion control is also critical.
It's not been a calorie counting diet and if I've felt like a treat, or dessert, then I've allowed myself one - but (and this is the kicker) it's not every day. I maybe have dessert once a fortnight, I might have coffee and a piece of cake at a similar frequency.
The mistake its easy to make is to think "I've run 20 miles, that's burned 2,000 calories, I can now eat 2,000 calories" WRONG! The reason some people don't loose weight with exercise is that they over reward themselves for having done the exercise.
It can be done, but, as with anything, it takes some effort, control and willpower.
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