Over the past 15 years I have been constantly asked about how to maximize weight loss while still managing to train for a goal endurance event. This short post serves to clear up some of the misconceptions with losing unwanted weight while still trying to improve fitness. In addition, can we discount the potentially devastating affects that diets have on our long-term health? The weight you gained did not come on overnight. Why would you think it would come off overnight without negative ramifications?