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Tips: Healthy Weight Loss During Marathon Training

  • By Kim Mueller, MS, RD
  • Published Aug. 7, 2013
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Use Calories Burned To Aid Weight Loss

Rather than waging war with your food intake during training, tip that calorie balance towards the negative for weight loss through your daily run expenditure. The following equation can be used to estimate the calories burned during running:

0.63 calories x ___miles run x ____pounds

For example, a 150-pound runner will burn approximately 95 calories per mile, or 378 calories over a four-mile run.

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