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Weight, Weight…: Running and Weight Management

getty_rm_photo_of_feet_on_scaleSarah and Dimity have heard from countless frustrated mother runners who have seen the number on the scale creep up instead of down while training for a half- or full marathon. So the gals talk to two guests about keeping weight in check while running. First up: sports dietician (and mother of two) Jackie Dikos, who talks about how to find a better balance that’ll make you feel satisfied, not deprived. Jackie also emphasizes the importance of “redefining rewards” for effort. Then the gals gab with Christy Zuzelo, another mother runner of two, but she’s cycled through 60-pound weight loss (and gain) three times. Training for her third marathon, Christy shares her tips for keeping excess weight off for good. (E.g. “If you bite it, you write it.”) Sarah and Christy bond over a shared love of Greek yogurt, and Dimity rants about yet another, “handful of frickin’ almonds.” Warning: Be prepared to drool while Jackie talks about cocoa-laced oatmeal, and when Christy shares her recipe for Lentil Chard Soup.

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  5. Lori…8 months may seem like a lot and since celebrities appear to give birth and wear bikinis two weeks later, one would think it’s normal. But for the rest of us it can take time. Every woman’s body is different and from what I’ve seen/heard/experienced, it can take up to a year to kind of get back to where you feel like your old body. Your weight may be back to before-baby but your body hasn’t quite shifted back into place. Be patient, be kind to yourself, enjoy your baby and keep running!

  6. Enjoyed the podcast along with the comment on the almonds. Yes, I should be snacking on healthy foods late in the afternoon but let’s get real. Baby carrots and hummus or almonds (I enjoy both)don’t really replace a cookie or something sweet. Finding the balance is key and understanding that running doesn’t give us a license to eat anything and everything.

  7. I love the podcast! Thank you so much. I have just recently started running with a purpose. I had a baby 8 months ago and can’t seem to lose the belly. I started running just to lose weight but found Im loving it and want to get serious. The podcast reminded me of all the things I already know but it’s always good to have a refresher. I’m gonna check out he websites and hopefully get some good pointers and motivation to get back to tracking calories and losing the extra weight. I want to run a half next year. Wish me luck!

  8. In the past I tried to track calories and failed at weight loss miserably even though I did write every bite. But what I find now that I’m focusing on nutrition in every bite is that it doesn’t leave much room for any junky stuff in my diet; I think b/c most of the time I’m satisfied with the foods I eat. I even allow myself to eat some dark chocolate on the days I crave it. When I get the munchies in the evening I go for a small handful of walnuts and raisins. Some how that sweet and crunch together is great (and it’s a nice break from the almonds).

    Thanks to running (and a cancer diagnosis) I’ve lost 35 pounds and kept it off for over 3 years. Now I’m starting to cross train for my first triathalon and just can’t believe how much fun exercise can be!!!!

  9. I’m not a mother (although I am a parent), but I just wanted to thank you for this timely podcast. I’ve been confused trying to nutritionally balance weight loss with becoming a stronger runner. Your guests helped clear a few things up. The water is a little less murky.

    My biggest confusion has been on whether or not to consume enough calories to off set my runs since I am restricting to a daily goal total that has been effective in generating weight loss.

    Do you ladies have thoughts on the matter?

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