While I have started running, I have also been trying to loose weight. My issue being that I am 18st and running on the pavement for 3 miles isn't good for my knee!
I have been controlling my diet. I have cut out normal Coke completely along with beer, gone without chocolate and sweet things, and reduced the size of my meals. So far I have managed to loose 1st doing this while running.
Now I would also like to improve my upper body strength and to tone up (get bigger arms etc as mine are a bit skinny for my size). I have read on this site people recommend eating more on the day of a workout as this builds muscle. This concerns me, as I am prone to weight gain. It made me think that maybe the muscles in my legs aren't recovering well because of the calorie controlled diet, and doing weight training would be a waste of time as there could be no improvement while on this diet.
Am I being paranoid? For the record I try to eat fish and chicken everyday when possible.