Ep 41: Runner's Guide to Weight Loss

Ep 41: Runner's Guide to Weight Loss

In this episode, we delve into the complex relationship between weight loss and running performance with Evan Lynch. We discuss the allure of the “ideal” racing weight and whether it’s truly necessary for recreational runners. We explore the potential benefits and drawbacks of weight loss for runners. This episode also discusses practical strategies for safe and effective weight loss, including tips on nutrition, managing cravings, and avoiding common mistakes. Additionally, the importance of mental well-being and balancing self-care with performance goals, with Evan.

Key Points Covered:

  • The myth of “ideal” racing weight and its relevance for recreational runners.
  • Is there any impact of weight loss on running performance, both positive and negative?
  • Common nutritional mistakes to avoid.
  • The importance of mental well-being for runners.
  • Balancing self-care with performance goals.

Aditi Pandya

Aditi, the host of ‘The World of Running’ podcast, is an accomplished athlete and an endurance runner. She qualified for the Boston Marathon in 2024, has won multiple podiums at various races in India and her current PB is 3:37:06. You can know more about her at https://aditipandya.com/

Evan Lynch

Evan is the owner of the Southeast Nutrition Clinic. He is a sports nutritionist based in Ireland.

He works as a sports nutritionist with the Dublin City University athletics team and with the Irish wheelchair basketball team. Evan has worked with Olympic sprint finalists, European cross-country medallists, and Kona Ironman world medalists amongst other athletes. You can reach him at [email protected] or on instagram @elynchfitnut

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