Thursday, September 5, 1996

Sound like a good low calorie plan?

I'm a competitive college long distance runer and over the past year, I gained 19 pounds. My coach told me that if I don't lose at least 12 pounds by next race (1 month, 1 day) he's redshirting me (which means I can't compete.)
I have a different workout every day but no run is shorter than 45 minutes...
So here's day one of weight loss!
I woke up late today, around 11:30am so I decided I wanted to have lunch food instead of breakfast food, but I still ate within 20 minutes of waking up.
I had two pieces of "light whole grain" toast (90 calories toal) and a slice of cheese (80 calories)
In an hour I'm going for a 60 minute run.
Around 3 I'll have a light salad.
Dinner at 5:30 I'll have grilled chicken and broccoli.

If I stick to a plan like this for the next month, wil I lose 12-14 pounds? Comments/suggestions appreciated.

Answer on Sound like a good low calorie plan?

That is not enough fuel for your body. That is putting your body into starvation. You won't have the energy and strength to compete well if you eat so poorly and your body will eat your muscle for fuel since you aren't giving it enough.

As for your coach...he is an asshole. That is why so many athletes develop eating disorders. Your meal plan is less than 500 calories a day. If you are running long distance you need a lot more than that!!