Eat Like You Mean It
Is your workout regimen on point and although you are going the extra mile by training for your first 10K you still feel and look the same? Well you are probably just “run-gry.” So, before you think “remaining the same” is your fate allow me to introduce you to Rebecca Turner of Runner’s FUEL. This mom, nutrition expert, runner, registered dietitian and certified specialist in sports dietetics is such a hoot and can up your nutrition game in just 30 minutes (this is what happened to me, so I am speaking from experience y’all). “Too much emphasis is placed on dieting and not enough on knowing how to eat,” says Turner, which is why she created the FUEL Plate- a tool to teach us how to build balanced meals and snacks with the right combination of nutrients.
So, here’s the scoop:
1) Start every meal with a protein source. Among the major food groups, protein is the only nutrient capable of repairing, creating, or preserving muscle mass.
2) Carbs are cool but don’t act a fool. Carbohydrates are runners’ favorite food group, but even the runner with the best nutrition intentions can overload on any source of carbohydrates without realizing it.
The consequence? Both your weight and running performance can suffer. So fuel your run not your thighs and limit it to one or two carbohydrate servings at each meal. For more nutritional nuggets visit Rebecca on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!
Robbie Ann Darby (RAD Experience) is a professional FitGirl, Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer in NYC. Follow her sweaty life on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more fun health and fitness tips!
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