Tips: Healthy Weight Loss During Marathon Training

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Sometimes weight can become an issue during marathon training. Learn the correct way to lose weight while still training at a high level.

Each mile you travel by foot burns, on average, 75-125 calories. So it is not surprising that an increasing amount of beginner and amateur runners and walkers are signing up for marathon training programs as a means to aid weight loss and improve overall health and fitness.

Obstacles do exist, however, and hastily restricting calorie intake or specific nutrients, like carbohydrates, can increase your risk for injury and illness as well as cause energy levels to plummet. On the other end of the spectrum, many runners find themselves justifying a larger meal or specific food indulgences after working out, only to find themselves gaining weight. Here are five tips that encourage healthy weight loss during marathon training.

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