Best Running Tips Newsletter, Issue #021 -- About
Running for Weight Loss
August 24, 2010
In this edition of the Best Running Tips Newsletter I'd like you to
And we'll also talk about running for weight loss.
Do You Like Me?
So, do you like me?
Sorry to be putting you on the spot like this. Read on...
After avoiding it for a long time I have decided that I could no longer
stay away from Social Media like Twitter and Facebook.
When you have a website you simply can't avoid it. So a while ago I
started doing Twitter and Facebook. And slowly but surely the
Twitter-followers have built up to a respectable number. If you like to
follow me via Twitter, simply follow the link below:
And about two months back I started my Facebook Fan Page. It is
starting to get some followers as well, but I'd like you to give it a
bit of a boost. Please do me a favor and start "liking" Best Running
I will make it worth your while. Become a fan before
Wednesday 1 September and you are in the running for one of
the copies of "How to Lose 10 Pounds in 10 Days".
I'll give away ten. More about that ebook below.
There is a reason I want this number to grow. You know a friend of mine
works for this big weight loss organization, they sort of watch weight
if you know what I am saying.
He started this company's fan page in the
same week as I started mine. He is well ahead with his number of fans
at the moment, naturally for a big organization, but he is not
unbeatable yet. He is about 140 fans ahead of me know.
Now, it would give me great delight if by this time next week my number
of fans surpasses his number of fans. It would give me some bragging
rights. I'd like the little guy to win this race.
Especially because I am the little man... :)
So, please go to the link below:
Start "liking" Best Running Tips and make a chance to win that ebook!
(If you are a fan already you don't have to do anything. You are
automatically in the running to win that e-book).
Oh, and I promise I won't start spamming your Facebook account with
unnecessary messages. Just an update once a week or so with something
worthwhile to know, a page on my site I know is pretty good but does
not get much exposure, etc.
Running for Weight Loss
Over the past month or so I have been answering quite a few questions
about running for weight loss.
What is the right speed to run for weight loss? When should I run in
order to maximize weight loss? How much should I run to lose weight?
There are a few pages on my site dealing with the issue, a very popular
one is this one:
for Weight Loss.
Weight loss is a big issue.
And so much is unclear.
I blame the health and dieting industry. They try to overcomplicate it
all in such a big way. Trying to sell the latest way of dieting. Cookie
diet, South Beach diet, Atkins, fasting, cleansing, acai berries, sea
weed, pills, powders, etc.
Arguing why running at 6am is better than running at another time. Or
Let me provide you with a few myths.
Myth #1: Shortcuts work
It's simple. Shortcuts do not work. A long and healthy life is based on
eating real, honest, healthy food and doing regular exercise. It does
not get much more complicated than that.
Crash diets and the latest fad out of Hollywood are not going to get
you there. You need an honest, sustainable way to weight loss, no silly
stuff that can't be maintained for more than a week or two without
serious health risks.
Myth #2: I Can Rely on Running alone
Run every day, but stuff yourself with bad foods and you won't lose
weight. Diet is a vital part of your weight loss plan. Not diet as in
"starve yourself to death". Starvation diets do not work and are very
unhealthy. More on that in Myth no 3.
Myth #3: I Need to Starve Myself to Lose Weight
You will not lose weight when you starve yourself to death. Your body's
metabolism is smart. It will shut down as will the rest of your body
functions like your immune system.
Now, let's not kid ourselves. For most of us a weight loss plan does
mean that we need to find a balance in how much we consume. But it is
more about what you eat. When you eat cookies, candy, etc you are not
getting any nutrients in. Which means that your body is craving for
more. Which means you eat more.
On the other hand, when you eat healthily, you will find that you do
not need to eat as much to satisfy your needs.
For 95% of people who want to lose weight it is as simple as that. And
yes, it does mean changing your ways. Eating less, eating healthier,
exercising more. But it does not mean starving yourself, hunger and
Am I oversimplifying it? I don't think so. It's easy and
easier said than done as it requires an awful lot of
A good no-nonsense approach to weight loss is How to Lose 10
Pounds in 10 Days. It's not about silly things like
an every other day diet, cookie diets, it does not promise crazy
things. What it does do is talk about some weight loss myths, some
truths and lies about weight loss. And it talks about what you should
If you are struggling with weight loss, then get it. It's not a lengthy
book, but it's a no fluff, simple approach to weight loss.
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If you get it, and you happen to be one of the winners in the "Like
me"-contest, then you'll of course get a refund!
So, just to summarize:
Weight loss ebook:
That's it for now.
Talk to you soon.
In the meantime, come visit my site often and happy running.
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