Generally I skim the nutrition articles in running magazines. Basically a calorie is a calorie, low calorie dense foods ( fresh veggies) fill you up more than high calorie dense foods(chocolate) and so long as you eat a varied diet, not too much of it you should be ok. I always think that the human body is clever enough to digest what you give it.
I have noticed though that bagels often get mentioned in a positive light. Why?
They say (who says?) ‘you are what you eat’. I’ve been tracking what I eat on ‘my fitness pal’ and I wondered if it was a coincidence that my intake of 40percent fat was similar to body fat percentage! So I’m trying to reduce my fat intake.
Hubby and I were partaking of an afternoon snack last week and I had to choose between a ‘festive bakewell’ and a bagel, so I had a look at the nutritional information.
So the bagel wins.
I also realised that I can reduce my daily fat intake by 20g ( recommended intake 40g total) by not having buttered toast for breakfast. So now I find I’m migrating towards a high carb diet, weighted towards calories and carbs in the morning, just like the running experts recommend. Has it made me run faster? Possibly. I’m definitely feeling stronger when I run. when I went to do my ‘speed’ session on the treadmill today I spent more time at the higher speed and managed an extra 430 m in my 30 minutes compared to 1month ago. It could be the training, it could be the food, it could be both but it’s definitely progress!