Posted: 07/10/2013 at 12:03
I found it much easier losing weight whilst marathon training following the Paleo diet (google Paleo for athletes) than a regular 'diet'. I wouldn't have believed it unless I had done it. I was always dubious about the low carb approach, esp when training, but it worked wonders for me. You have loads of time so it might be worth a try.
Also for me calories burned doesn't = the extra amount I can eat (sadly). I might burn 1000 cals on a run, but if i ate an extra 1000, it always felt like I would put on weight.