How can I lose 5 more pounds?

 How can I lose 5 more pounds? 

 

 

 

David,

Thankyou for your e-mails.

Yes, they are motivating.

I am a competitive runner. Although I know quite a lot about keeping fit and nutrition etc, I am finding it difficult to lose 5lbs. I am not overweight, but feel that my running would improve a little if I lost a few 1lbs. I want to do this sensibly, as I don’t want to lose muscle mass.I train every day, two of the days being light recovery work. I eat little and often, and quite healthily. However, my weight just stays the same.

My only sin is I like a glass of wine most nights (only one, maybe 2 at weekends). Also, I have a thing for nuts, and unfortunately sometimes the salted variety. Other than that, not sure what else I can do.

Any suggestions??

Thankyou.

L

My Reply:

 

Thanks for writing in. You haven’t really told me much about your situation, so it is going to be hard for me to reply.

 

 

but, I’ll give it a shot anyway.

 

 

I’d be willing to be that you are not doing anything to build muscle mass in your upper body

 

 

Remember, resting muscle burns more calories than fat.

 

I bet if you start working to build the muscles in your upper body you will see an increase in your running performance.
 

I assume that performance is what you are really after and not losing an additional 5 pounds to ‘look better’. If you are a competitive runner, you are already skinny enough.

 

 

Work that upper body and watch yourself run faster.

 

 

That may seem counterintuitive, but I bet you will be surprised with the results.

 

 

 

Hope that helps, keep me posted and if you have any more questions, let me know.

 

 

Here is my disclaimer;Â this email is for information and entertainment purposes only. You are advised to NOT follow any of my advice and instead you should consult with a doctor. That goes for if you have any health conditions or think you might have, or if you are changing your diet or exercise level.Â

 

 

All the best,

 

 

Dave

 

 

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Read burn the fat, feed the muscle and you’ll be much happier about weight loss, fat loss and athletic performance as well as your energy levels.

 

 

 

Now, if you enjoyed my conversation with Linda, you should be joining my free weight loss email list. Linda is a part of that list and you can be too. It is FREE after all.

 

 

Weight loss is not hard, you just have to understand the principles, not the complicated details. You don’t need a bunch of hoopla, there are just couple of concepts you need to get down.
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