Dear Nancy,How can women increase their mileage and/or properlytrain for a longer-distance race, like a 10K or halfmarathon, while still losing weight?Frustrated dieterAnswer:The trick to losing weight while maintaining energyto exercise is to fuel by day and diet by night. Youcan then lose weight when you are sleeping, not whenyou are trying to train.
Women can only train hard/perform best if they have apre-run snack, then a recovery meal. They then caneat a little less at the end of the day to create thecalorie deficit needed to slowly lose weight. By justchipping off a few hundred calories at the end of theday, an athlete can lose undesired body fat AND haveenergy to train well.For more information, you might want read the chapteron weight reduction in my Sports Nutrition Guidebook.Or better yet, get personalized advice with a localsports nutritionist. Use the referral network atwww.SCANdpg.org to find a local sports nutritionprofessional.