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8/21/14 2:32 P

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Thanks Live2Run4Life i will be improving my carb choices and increasing my protein. Yep I will not be cutting out the necessary calories I want to remain a well fueled machine :) Thanks for your feedback.

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8/21/14 2:07 P

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What are the priorities of your running and weight loss goals, i.e.which is the primary and which is the secondary goal? There are diet choices you can make that might speed up weight loss but impact running performance and vice versa. So you need to decide what is important to you.

From what you have said, I'm inferring that running that half marathon well is important to you. If that is so, I would not cut back on carbs a lot. But I would address the quality of your carb choices. What I noticed in the two days of tracking you've done is that your carbs are coming almost totally from bread and rice. You are eating almost no fresh vegetables. Cut back on the bread and rice and replace it with fresh vegetables would be my first recommendation. The second would be to make sure you are eating enough on the days you run. To keep your metabolism humming, you need to replace most of the calories you burn off in a long run. Try to have no more than a 500 calories deficit per day.

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8/21/14 1:01 P

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Thanks I will try adding more proteins as suggested and cutting those carbs :)

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8/21/14 11:10 A

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My 2 cents...I think your proteins are too low and carbs too high. My goal is to get AT LEAST 70G of protein each day, and normally sit around 100. Try adding some more proteins to each meal (which may mean a few less carbs) and see if that does the trick.

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8/21/14 10:39 A

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Good morning
I started running in June and training for 1/2 marathon.
I am extremely happy with my progress and my overall health benefits from running, however I haven't lost any weight and ideally would like to shed a few pounds - not alot maximum 20 would be great. The scale hasn't budged.
Please feel free to view my food tracker ( I just started it 2 days ago but is reflective of my normal eating patterns) and tell me am I including or excluding vital foods that will help me in my overall performance and well as help contribute to weight lose.
Thanks team - all input is welcomed :)
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