I'm overweight and in my 40s, love my age but hate my weight.
I started running in January because I'd volunteered to join a charity run in June. I haven't run for over 20 years so took the couch to 5k route first and am just now starting the beginners 10k training.The good news is that in January I couldn't run more than a few hundred yards. I can now run over 2 miles.
But - and there always is a but....
I automatically assumed that as long as I ate sensibly, I would lose weight. I don't eat a lot of processed foods - the majority of my meals are home-made from scratch. I do eat my full quota of fruit and veg each day and I eat a limited amount of carbs. Previously to lose weight, I had to cut out carbs completely for six months but I'm not happy to do this while I'm running as I fear it will do more harm than good. I now drink the prescribed 2+ litres of water each day and have cut out a lot of the caffeine from my diet.
However, in the three months that I've been running, I've only lost 3lb. I seem to lose some, then put it back on again, lose some more then put it back on etc.
Please, please can someone advise me as to what else i can do? I'm not going to give up the running because I've committed to the charity run but my frustration levels are so high it can't be healthy.
Any advice would be very much appreciated. Thank you :)