Running can be an effective weight-loss tool if you take the right approach to it. Our 8-Week Running for Weight-Loss Program combines three key elements that are proven to yield the best results: high-intensity aerobic exercise, strength training, and a healthy, portion-controlled diet.
How to Lose Weight Running
It’s important to keep in mind that your goal shouldn’t be just to lose weight… but more specifically, to lose fat. Running can help you burn body fat, in combo with diet (as mentioned earlier), because it’s one of the highest calorie burners when it comes to working out.
Running requires a ton of muscle power and energy to continually move and propel your body forward, mile after mile. But it’s important to remember that losing weight really boils down to calories in and calories out. You may still lose weight with running alone but honing in on your diet can help excel your efforts.
A recent study following more than 500 novice runners for one year found that runners clocking in more than three miles per week lost about four pounds, just from running alone. But the running group who also covered more than three miles per week, but also made tweaks to their diet, lost 12.3 pounds on average over the course of a year.