With my running I have two aims. One is to improve and hopefully enjoy it more and the other is to shed a few pounds. I'm currently at the top end of my ideal BMI and I'd like to be somewhere between the middle and bottom end which means losing around 1.5st to 2st. The current plan is to do three 5k runs a week and one 7k. What kind and quantity of food should I be eating to give myself enough energy to run but a low enough intake to lose weight? Also, when is the best time to eat? I'm guessing just before a run is not good but is it a good idea to have a small snack of something like a banana an half an hour or an hour before? Any advice or links to suitable resources would be much apprediated.