Many people start running to lose weight, and it's a smart strategy - it burns more calories per hour than just about any other type of cardio.
For every mile you log, you burn about 100 calories, which means it probably takes you around 10 minutes to run off 100 calories - a rate that leaves most other forms of exercise in the dust.
It's reasonable to assume that running would lead to weight loss.
However, some runners find that they don't lose weight, some even gain weight, or they lose a few pounds and then hit a plateau.
Before I go into tips on how you can use running to help you lose weight, here’s a quick overview of the four most common reasons many runners do not lose weight from running.
18 Tips for Running to Lose Weight
These next tips will help you combat these problems so you can use running to help you lose weight, and keep it off for good.
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We hope these tips help you and give you guidance if you decide to start running to lose weight.