Well, I always offer my general thoughts based on the person’s physical condition. After a while, I may get a follow-up from a person telling me they’re not losing weight. I stumbled across some advice from a site titled http://www.therunningguy.com/ that may offer some helpful direction -http://tinyurl.com/lrfjar.
While running is a great weight-loss activity, everyone is different. The muscle weight you gain may outweigh your fat loss. If you stay consistent with a running program over a period of time; however, it’s difficult NOT to lose weight.
Keep in mind my other advice if you’re looking to start a running program – take into consideration your physical condition. If you haven’t run or engaged in any meaningful physical fitness activity in a while, then you might consider “walking” before you run. Additionally, if you’re older than 40, a complete physical exam with your doctor may be in order.
I have a good friend who started running this summer. It's taken time, but she's really making progress with faster times and she's really looking great. Sometimes, we just have to be patient!