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Will you lose weight if you are 5'8 and 165 pounds if you eat normally but run 1 mile a day?


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January 17, 2008 12:28AM

I was 5' 8" and 165 lbs and lost 30 lbs by cutting my calories, running three times a week (for 35 to 55 minutes) and doing strength exercises for one hour twice a week. I had tried dieting before, but I was successful this time because a nutritionist opened my eyes. She said it is all about the numbers. Food is building blocks - micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and macronutrients (fat, carbs and protein). We need all the above, but our total calorie intake has to be consistently less than what we burn in order to lose weight. One mile a day is not very far, but if results in the number of calories you burn being more than what your "normal" calorie intake is, then it would result in weight loss. If the number of calories in is less than the number of calories out, consistently over time, then you will lose weight.