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Has anyone managed to lose weight or look more toned from running (5k) without much change to diet? Although I don't think I've lost any weight or look any different appearance wise, I definitely have better stamina and can run further than ever before
It would be more motivating if I could see a physical change too, just want to see if it's possible without some diet since I eat pretty balanced anyways
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I did lose a bit of weight when I first started running, but reached a steady state fairly quickly as I was doing it to improve my fitness and didn't have much to lose! I did some marathons, but my weight varied by only 4lbs each way between regular runnning sessions (10-12 miles, 3-4 times a week) and upping the distances to prepare for a race, plus eating a few more carbs.

I did a lot of hill work, but found my arms weren't as strong as I thought when I started doing dance aerobic and exercises classes with resistance bands and hand weights.

You'll lose weight with running as exercise, but don't rely on it to look toned.
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I did lose a bit of weight when I first started running, but reached a steady state fairly quickly as I was doing it to improve my fitness and didn't have much to lose! I did some marathons, but my weight varied by only 4lbs each way between regular runnning sessions (10-12 miles, 3-4 times a week) and upping the distances to prepare for a race, plus eating a few more carbs.

I did a lot of hill work, but found my arms weren't as strong as I thought when I started doing dance aerobic and exercises classes with resistance bands and hand weights.

You'll lose weight with running as exercise, but don't rely on it to look toned.
Yeah that makes sense with running being cardio.. didn't expect anything other than losing a bit of weight and better stamina at most, thanks!
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