Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Running the Numbers: Sensible Tips for Getting Down to Race Weight

Run Junkie's favorite sports nutritionist, Monique Ryan, has posted another good piece on VeloNews.com, this one on losing those hard to drop last pounds (story). Among a number of simple strategies, she suggests losing weight in stages. Don't drop weight continually over a number of months, which can be draining and encourage rebound gains. Instead, drop weight slowly in stages. Enjoy the weight loss for a while and practice maintaining the weight, and only then go for another round of losing. Other great tips abound in the piece as well, making the trip down to race weight (previous post) as painless as possible.

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