Today on the Doc On The Run podcast we’re talking about how “Running is NOT an effective weight loss strategy.”
Today on the podcast we have Patrick from the Running Lean Podcast here on the show, and you’re going to love this episode.
Patrick McGilvray is a podcast host, Licensed Primary Sports Nutritionist, NASN Certified Personal Trainer, UESCA Certified Running Coach, Master Life & Success Coach, experienced marathoner and ultrarunner, and The Weight Loss Coach for Runners. Patrick helps runners properly fuel their bodies and their minds so they can achieve peak performance and optimal health and fitness.
Patrick Welcome to the show!
This may be little controversial, and this topic may ruffle a few feathers.
Today we have Patrick McGilvray here with the skinny on weight loss facts without assumptions.
A few years ago a buddy and I were going rock climbing. He said, “Can I you a question?”
“Sure…what is it?”
Then he reached down, put both hand on his modest little pot belly and asked,
“How do I get rid of this?”
The first thing I said, “I am a foot doctor who helps injured runners run when other doctors say, ‘NO RUNNING!’ I not a dietician, nor a weight trainer, nor a weigh loss expert. But I do know that if you do what I do (meaning run a lot) and you eat what I eat…I’ll be you will lose that gut.”
So obviously I am just a guilty as a million other runners on social media who act like running can fix any and every problem…especially a weight problem.
I just thought it would be so simple for my buddy to run and lose weight.
Tell us why we (well-meaning runners) think that way….and why the approach is flawed.
Let’s talk about yo-yo dieting. Why is it that so many people struggling with weight keep losing and gaining the same 10 lbs over and over again?
When we as fit-looking, lean runners tell our loved ones, friends or co-workers that all they have to do is run to lose weight, how many different ways can that be harmful physically, or hurtful emotionally?
I know you’re more than running coach and nutritionist, you’re also Master Life/Success Coach. This is a big question…when it comes to inciting the changes that will bring lasting weight loss, which is more important…proper fueling of the body, or proper fueling of the mind?
Whether your goal is to lose weight, get stronger, run faster or further, or improve your mindset, you’ll learn it all in this informative, inspirational weekly podcast.
Check out the Running Lean Podcast and follow Patrick on social media.
We’ll have all the links in the show notes.
And as a bonus for listening to the show today, well post the link so you can access his FREE Training on Running Lean for Life …
Learn the 6 steps you need to transform yourself into a lean, fat-burning, running machine so you can run without bonking, lose weight without calorie-counting, and develop the habits required to make it last for life.
Patrick…tell us we can find you, how e can connect with you and how to get started?
Thanks again for coming on the show!
Podcast Website: https://www.runningleanpodcast.com