Pop Quiz: You just went for a run. How many calories did you blast? Chances are your guess outpaces reality, to the tune of, say, a Frappuccino.
Overestimating calorie burn is the big daddy of runners’ weight-loss mistakes, says Lisa Ellis, M.S., R.D., a nutritionist in Westchester, New York. But it’s not the only misstep. Sneaky slip ups can derail the weight-loss efforts of even health-savvy runners. Here’s how to avoid eight common mistakes. (While you’re at it, learn the Top Nutrition Myths to avoid, too.)
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