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Hey guys.

I was checking to see if any of you notice it's damn near impossible to lose weight while training for long distance vents.

For the last 4 years I've been participating in triathlons (sprints to half Ironman races) and running (5ks to full marathons) and my weight does not budge. If anything I gain a little weight.

I was wondering how you guys handle that situation.

I had the lapband 5 years ago and lost 40 lbs right away, but nothing else (236lbs to 195lbs)!!!!!!! I still have at least 50lbs to lose.

Thanks

Melissa

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about a dozen years ago, I finished grad school and worked with an RD on weight loss plan and also trained for distance cycling - mostly for 100km rides.

I did manage weight loss during that time, but I had to work very carefully to do it. On days when I had either long rides or intervals, I really had to monitor and make sure I was getting enough food in. This was made more difficult by the inconvenience of my body loathing solid food on long ride days. I met with my RD weekly and we looked at the previous week's results, not just in terms of whether I was losing, but my endurance and how I was feeling. And then we'd plan the next week's intake in line with my workout plan for that week. I ended up overtraining and having to skip that last century due to a whopping case of bronchitis. Once Iwent back to a more reasonable training schedule, the whole process got much easier.

Do you have your lean mass tested? One other thing is that your body tends to store more glycogen when you're endurance training - it needs to.

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On 12/5/2015 at 2:03 AM, 2goldengirl said:

about a dozen years ago, I finished grad school and worked with an RD on weight loss plan and also trained for distance cycling - mostly for 100km rides.

I did manage weight loss during that time, but I had to work very carefully to do it. On days when I had either long rides or intervals, I really had to monitor and make sure I was getting enough food in. This was made more difficult by the inconvenience of my body loathing solid food on long ride days. I met with my RD weekly and we looked at the previous week's results, not just in terms of whether I was losing, but my endurance and how I was feeling. And then we'd plan the next week's intake in line with my workout plan for that week. I ended up overtraining and having to skip that last century due to a whopping case of bronchitis. Once Iwent back to a more reasonable training schedule, the whole process got much easier.

Do you have your lean mass tested? One other thing is that your body tends to store more glycogen when you're endurance training - it needs to.

yes, testing lean mass is a good idea.

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