Why Am I Not Losing Weight With Running?

Why Am I Not Losing Weight With Running?
Many people start running to lose weight but some find out that they don't lose weight, some even gain weight or lose a few pounds and stop. What could be the reasons for this?


Too Many Caloriess
You may be hungrier than you were before you started running, and you're eating more calories than you realize.
Try spreading out your calories throughout the day into 5 or 6 small meals so you don't get ravenous and overeat.
And make sure you're snacking on healthy foods, not junk food, which can trigger hunger.

Muscle Weighs More Than Fats
Another explanation is that you're building more muscle mass, which is denser than fat. So while you may not be losing weight, your body fat percentage has decreased and you're more toned than you were before.


Extra Water Storages
When you increase your training to prepare for a goal race, your body begins to retain and store additional water to repair damaged muscle fibers and to deliver glycogen to the working muscles.
Likewise, you may even be drinking more water to stay hydrated after your runs. Water may add weight to the scale, but it is not accurate of the training adaptations.

Add Distance and Intensitys
If you always run the same pace, try incorporating speed intervals in one run. You can start adding speed by warming up for a KM and then running at a faster pace (breathing heavy but still in control) for a minute and then recovering at an easy pace for a minute. Set a goal in Danang International Marathon and start your training now to accomplish it. Don’t give up on running just because you don’t lose weight. Be patient and stick to a proper training routine. We want to see you ready to achieve your running goals in Danang International Marathon this August!

  • Race day: August 11th, 2019
  • Time: 04:00 AM
  • Location: Bien Dong Park, Da Nang city


Thanks for the organization of the first Da Nang Marathon! I had a great time and enjoyed the nice course around the city and along the waterfront. Will recommend this to my friends and truly hope to there will be a second Da Nang Marathon next year

Andre Zimmermann Germany

Congratulations on the best ever first marathon organized in such a beautiful place. Absolutely enjoyed it and will ensure we pass the word around to running enthusiasts in our part of the world

Eileen Goh Singapore

The De Nang Marathon/Half Marathon is an event which allows you to not only run 42.2k or 21.1k but also an opportunity to explore an exciting part of Vietnam .In particular I totally enjoyed my two visits to Hoi An. The Vietnamese people are extremely friendly and race organisation is faultless.

Pat Carroll Australia

Just wanted to thank you guys for a fantastic experience at the Race in Da Nang. Really appreciated the regular and well stocked drinks tables (with plenty of sports drinks). Also, the roads seemed well policed to save us from the Da Nang traffic. A great first year. My only suggestion is an earlier start for next year (even for the half marathon)… pretty much everyone I have spoken to said that this would make sense.

Peter Whalley UK