My friend and fellow runner, Sara, recently asked me to do a post about what I eat during the day. Although it's kind of embarrassing to admit how much I eat (it's a lot), I know every calorie goes toward getting the most out my workouts. This amount might be too much or too little for some people - but it's what works for me.
Note: I'm not a nutritionist - the information in this post reflects my personal experience. If you need nutrition advice, consult a professional.
A typical day
Breakfast: 1/2 bagel with peanut butter and apple jelly
Mid-morning snack: String cheese, 1 oz pistachios, raw veggies
Lunch: 1 cup tomato soup, bean burrito*, banana
Mid-afternoon snack: Granola bar, 1/2 of a 100 calorie pack pita chips, handful of gummy candies
Dinner: Spaghetti with meat sauce, steamed broccoli, Greek yogurt with sliced strawberries
*1 Smart and Delicious tortilla, 1/2 cup vegetarian refried beans, 1/4 avocado sliced, 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, salsa
I should note that what I eat and when I eat it varies if I'm doubling (morning and afternoon workout) or if I'm racing. More on this to come in future posts.
In the meantime, what do you eat during a typical day?