The Golden Rules of Weight-loss (Preview)

Follow these nutritional rules – road-tested by runners who lost up to five stone – and slim down for good

by Sarah Lorge Butler

weight-loss rules, running, nutrition
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The Rules

Runners know that the miles they log on the pavement, trail and treadmill are great for keeping them fit. But another thing that’s high on the list of the sport’s many virtues is that it’s an amazing weight-control tool. But weight loss is a different story.

Runners often think they can eat whatever they want and still shed the pounds. Unfortunately, that’s not true. Running is only half of the equation. You have to look hard at what you eat – and how you eat, too.

Leslie Bonci, author of Run Your Butt Off! (£14.99, Rodale Press), pinpoints eight crucial nutrition rules of weight loss. Bonci’s advice can help any runner who wants to lose weight – whether it’s five pounds or five stone.She’ll show you how to track your food intake, space meals throughout the day to ward off hunger and honestly count the calories you consume.

These methods were tested by real runners who overhauled their eating habits and  shed an impressive amount of weight over 12 weeks. And if they can do it, so can you.

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A great way of tracking your food intake is using a smartphone app like MyFitnessPal or Livestrong.

They also have websites that can be used for logging food and exercise information.

Posted: 09/06/2011 at 15:51

Well I'm stuffed then, I don't have an smartphone.

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 08:34

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