Losing too much weight when i run.

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    May 20, 2010 3:06 AM GMT
    I've been running for about a month and a half and i have lost 15 lbs (which is not good). I tried eating more and still losing weight. I also tried eating 6 small meals thought the day and still did not work. Any idea guys as to what i can do besides cut back on my running? I love running and would hate to stop.
    Thank you.

    Sorry i didn't give enough details. So here they are;
    I am 30yo, 5'-10", was 155 when i started running and went down to 140lbs, i was consuming about 2000 calories. My friend told me to consume more calories, so i did by 3200 but i only gained 4lbs. in 3 weeks after cutting back on my running a bit. I have been taking Whey protein twice every day to help.
    I am preparing for a marathon and started going down again. NO GOOD!!!
    Thank you guys.
  • tazzari

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    May 20, 2010 3:13 AM GMT
    Keep running. If you're healthy and not exhausted, you may be finding your natural weight.

    Why do you want to keep weight? Endurance athletes are hot!
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    May 20, 2010 3:23 AM GMT
    Thank you. I was 155 lbs. when i started and i went down to 140 which is too low for me, i think. I am 5'-10" and would be happy with 150 but having a hard time gaining back now that i am running.
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    May 20, 2010 4:41 AM GMT
    Voltrons79 saidI've been running for about a month and a half and i have lost 15 lbs (which is not good). I tried eating more and still loosing weight. I also tried eating 6 small meals thought the day and still did not work. Any idea guys as to what i can do besides cut back on my running? I love running and would hate to stop.
    Thank you.


    Throw more fat in. Throw more carbs in. If you consume enough calories you won't lose weight. It's that simple. Measure your food to determine how many calories you're getting now. Understand, if you're very active, you may well require 5000 calories a day, or even more (you fail to provide sufficient information to make an informed guess).

    Most folks that think they're eating don't eat much at all.

    Again, if you eat more calories than you consume, you'll gain, and vice versa.

    metroplexfitness.net has the USDA SR database on line, as well as exercise management program. Compute your calorie intake and up that by 600 calories each day until you start to gain.

    You might have a disease, but, often, it's just a failure to eat. You can have a workup if you think something else is going on. Sometimes, folks have a hyper thyroid issue, but, usually they just don't eat.

    Make sure you get good solid carbs: oatmeal, pasta, rice, grits, potatoes, sweet potatoes, several times every day. Carbs are protein sparing and active your metabolism. You also need poly and mono fats...peanut butter works.

    You may also have an eating disorder.

    Clearly, you're exceptionally thin, to the point of damaging yourself.

    Here's the standard weight chart for sedentary folks. Athletes should, and will, weigh considerably more.

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    May 20, 2010 4:56 AM GMT
    Cut back on the running, eat more and increase your resistance training.
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    May 20, 2010 5:00 AM GMT
    Yes, everyone with a small frame has an eating disorder and is on the brink of death.
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    May 20, 2010 5:01 AM GMT
    The bottom line is you're burning more calories than you're consuming while also increasing your metabolism and burning more calories. And you already started from a very lean foundation.

    Solution: eat eat eat!

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    May 20, 2010 5:05 AM GMT
    badmikeyt saidYes, everyone with a small frame has an eating disorder and is on the brink of death.


    You forgot, if they are over 12 years old they are in andropause and in desperate need of hormone replacement therapy.
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    May 20, 2010 5:42 AM GMT
    badmikeyt saidYes, everyone with a small frame has an eating disorder and is on the brink of death.


    So says General Staal

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    May 20, 2010 5:48 AM GMT
    15bs in one monthicon_question.gif r u on fatburners, energy drinksicon_question.gif if so get off of themicon_eek.gif
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    May 20, 2010 6:01 AM GMT
    No...not taking any fat burners, Ensure or boost drinks. Only Whey Protein powder and only mix it with water.
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    May 20, 2010 6:16 AM GMT
    Voltrons79 saidNo...not taking any fat burners, Ensure or boost drinks. Only Whey Protein powder and only mix it with water.


    U need bigger meals bro...Dinner needs to be bigger and mosdef breakfasticon_wink.gif
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    May 20, 2010 6:28 AM GMT
    I am doing that now. Almost to the point where i am force feeding myself but don't wanna do that either. I don't do breakfast and actually It makes me a bit sick when i have tried to. Also taking protein bars during the day. I wanna have a hot beefy build like you guys. LOL
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    May 20, 2010 6:31 AM GMT
    badmikeyt saidYes, everyone with a small frame has an eating disorder and is on the brink of death.


    I know i don't have an eating disorder. Otherwise, i would look like lame ass flat board Paris Hilton.
  • Delivis

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    May 20, 2010 6:40 AM GMT
    /pendatry on

    LOSing, not LOOSing.

    /pendatry off
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    May 20, 2010 11:43 AM GMT
    Dude, you're training for a marathon—you are going to lose weight. Bodybuilders don't run for a reason. Look at professional/Olympic marathoners. They are rail thin. It's just the nature of the sport.

    Lance Armstrong, a cyclist but still distance/endurance athlete, consumes upwards of 10,000 calories a day while he's training and competing. He is still super lean. It's how the body responds.

    You want to keep on the weight? Take a hard look at your goals the sport you're choosing and make decisions based on your priorities.
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    May 20, 2010 11:43 AM GMT
    Off topic here, but I've often thought they should just change the official spelling of the word "lose" to "loose"(even though that's already another word). It's by far the most misspelled word on the internet and I see it misspelled way more often than I do spelled correctly.
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    May 20, 2010 12:01 PM GMT
    Xian_Buffed is right: you're training for a marathon, so it's to be expected that you drop weight while you're preparing for your race. Unless you're feeling energy-depleted or getting injured, don't worry (too much) about the weight you're losing. You'll gain it back after the marathon. In the meantime, eat good and nutritious food, eat enough of it to run well, and monitor your overall sense of how you feel, and focus less on how you look.

    It's hard to have it both ways--bulky muscles AND swift endurance rarely go hand-in-hand.
  • tazzari

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    May 20, 2010 2:57 PM GMT
    Marathon running - from a former endurance athlete to another - you want to be light! The less you have to haul around, the less work you have to do. What you should do is some reading about pre-race eating, how to pack carbs in.

    Have you taken a body-fat percentage test? A simple caliper will do the job pretty accurately. On our team, we found that anything under about 6% was trouble (but we were a winter sport, which may differ). There will be tables to tell you the optimum fat % for marathon running. But really, you may be hitting just about the right level.

    Good luck,

    Nat



    Nat Brown taught and coached cross-country running and skiing for 16 years before joining the US Biathlon Team as wax technician. In 1989 he switched to the US Cross-Country team. He was the first American to take over technical services for a foreign team (Slovenia) and worked also for Germany and Sweden. He has coached at 3 Olympics and 14 World Championships, edited Nordic Update for 9 years and Cross-Country Skier for 2. He has written three books on skiing and training; the latest was The Complete Guide to Cross-Country Ski Preparation (Mountaineers Books) which has gone through two editions and a Russian translation. He spends as much time as he can at his ranch in British Columbia where he most recently hosted a pre-Olympic training camp for Slovenia.
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    May 20, 2010 3:15 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite said
    badmikeyt saidYes, everyone with a small frame has an eating disorder and is on the brink of death.


    You forgot, if they are over 12 years old they are in andropause and in desperate need of hormone replacement therapy.



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    May 20, 2010 3:42 PM GMT
    Being 5/11 I'd be afraid to see what I look like now if I only weighed 150 let alone 145ish. The word bone rack comes to mind.
    I don't know what the ideal average weight for height is for marathon runners? Anyone know? I know they're thin but if the OP is losing weight like that in 45 days me thinks he's probably not eating enough as well. ...
    I really have to agree with chuck about people thinking they're eating alot when they really aren't.. because I've fallen into that category myself at times and so I have to force feed myself..
    It must be great though to be a person who loves to eat (which I'm not) LOL
  • BeachStud2014

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    May 20, 2010 5:34 PM GMT
    eat alot of peanut butter !
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    May 20, 2010 5:40 PM GMT
    Voltrons79 saidI am doing that now. Almost to the point where i am force feeding myself but don't wanna do that either. I don't do breakfast and actually It makes me a bit sick when i have tried to. Also taking protein bars during the day. I wanna have a hot beefy build like you guys. LOL


    Breakfast say each work separately "break" the "fast". You need to break the fasting by eating breakfast you haven't eaten since 6 ish the other day.
    Also eat some cottage cheese before bed time. Eat eat eat you have the metabolism for it.

    personally i think you look hot like you are :-)
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    May 20, 2010 5:57 PM GMT
    Delivis said /pendatry on

    LOSing, not LOOSing.

    /pendatry off


    pedantry, anyone?
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    May 20, 2010 5:59 PM GMT
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