Hungry Runner

OK cute, but… NO! This is not how we think about food, guys. K?

OK cute, but… NO! This is not how we think about food, guys. K?

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DON’T SKIP MEALS!

No matter what. Whether it’s because you think you ate too much or too poorly the day before, or you’re anticipating eating a large meal at a party or some event later in the day, JUST DON’T DO IT!

If you had a less-than-stellar day of eating yesterday, or even just feel like you slipped up a little at your last meal, just remember that the next food choice you make can always be a better one. But it shouldn’t be to not eat.>

Eat when you’re hungry. That feeling is your body telling you that it needs food and energy. If you try to ignore it or push it off until “later” you’ll only confuse your body and it will cause metabolic damage in the long run. So please, just eat when you’re hungry, FUEL your body with nourishing foods, and ENJOY everything one meal at a time.

DON’T SKIP MEALS!

No matter what. Whether it’s because you think you ate too much or too poorly the day before, or you’re anticipating eating a large meal at a party or some event later in the day, JUST DON’T DO IT!

If you had a less-than-stellar day of eating yesterday, or even just feel like you slipped up a little at your last meal, just remember that the next food choice you make can always be a better one. But it shouldn’t be to not eat.>

Eat when you’re hungry. That feeling is your body telling you that it needs food and energy. If you try to ignore it or push it off until “later” you’ll only confuse your body and it will cause metabolic damage in the long run. So please, just eat when you’re hungry, FUEL your body with nourishing foods, and ENJOY everything one meal at a time.

From FitSugar.com

1. Veggies at every meal: Make a rule to eat veggies at every meal and snack, not just at lunch and dinner. Throw some kale, broccoli, or beans in your smoothie, snack on celery sticks smeared with nut butter and chopped dried apricots. For lunch, go for an enormous salad and for dinner have at least three different kinds of veggies such as roasted brussels sprouts, yellow peppers, and broccoli. Don’t forget about dessert - these brownies are made with zucchini and these oatmeal cookies are sweetened with sweet potato.

2. Try something new: If you’re excited about the food on your plate, you’re more likely to eat it. Get adventurous with your eating habits by trying a new food or recipe every day. Grate raw beets on your salad instead of carrots, grab a delicata squash from the farmers market for dinner, or try the quinoa salad from the cafe. Increasing the variety of natural foods in your diet not only keeps you fired up about eating healthy foods, it also means your body is getting a greater variety of vitamins and other nutrients.

3. Prep what you eat before you’re hungry: When you’re tired, starving, and in a rush, you’re lucky to get food in your mouth, let alone something’s that’s good for you. Make sure to take time before you’re famished to prepare your snacks and meals. Prep as much as you can the night before such as cutting up smoothie ingredients for breakfast, packing snacks and lunch for work, and cutting veggies for tomorrow evening’s dinner. Get in the habit of planning out what you’ll eat for the day, and allow enough time to prepare to avoid grabbing the quickest, usually not the healthiest, foods.

From FitSugar.com

1. Veggies at every meal: Make a rule to eat veggies at every meal and snack, not just at lunch and dinner. Throw some kale, broccoli, or beans in your smoothie, snack on celery sticks smeared with nut butter and chopped dried apricots. For lunch, go for an enormous salad and for dinner have at least three different kinds of veggies such as roasted brussels sprouts, yellow peppers, and broccoli. Don’t forget about dessert - these brownies are made with zucchini and these oatmeal cookies are sweetened with sweet potato.

2. Try something new: If you’re excited about the food on your plate, you’re more likely to eat it. Get adventurous with your eating habits by trying a new food or recipe every day. Grate raw beets on your salad instead of carrots, grab a delicata squash from the farmers market for dinner, or try the quinoa salad from the cafe. Increasing the variety of natural foods in your diet not only keeps you fired up about eating healthy foods, it also means your body is getting a greater variety of vitamins and other nutrients.

3. Prep what you eat before you’re hungry: When you’re tired, starving, and in a rush, you’re lucky to get food in your mouth, let alone something’s that’s good for you. Make sure to take time before you’re famished to prepare your snacks and meals. Prep as much as you can the night before such as cutting up smoothie ingredients for breakfast, packing snacks and lunch for work, and cutting veggies for tomorrow evening’s dinner. Get in the habit of planning out what you’ll eat for the day, and allow enough time to prepare to avoid grabbing the quickest, usually not the healthiest, foods.

"Why don’t you go eat a burger?" On Being Teased for Eating Healthy
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What’s the craziest comment about your food or eating habits you’ve ever heard, and how did you respond?

"Why don’t you go eat a burger?" On Being Teased for Eating Healthy

New post on the blog!

What’s the craziest comment about your food or eating habits you’ve ever heard, and how did you respond?

"Rule Number 1: Maintain a whole-foods, clean eating diet on a consistent, daily basis.

I know, right now you’re like, “But that has nothing to do with eating out.” But actually… Yes, yes it does. For example, yesterday I made banana oatmeal for breakfast, ate some nuts for a mid-morning snack, had some Split Red Lentil Veggie Chili (that I had prepped earlier in the week) for lunch, and then a blueberry smoothie after my workout, all in anticipation of letting myself indulge at Choice Eats later on in the day. So what I’m saying is, if you eat cleanly and treat your body right for the majority of your meals, it’s less detrimental to let yourself indulge and stray from your typical diet when dining out.”

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"‘When you look at a lot of media, the message is everybody’s on a diet, everybody needs to lose weight or restrict,’ says Colorado-based psychotherapist and former U.S. marathon champion Jane Welzel. ‘Instead of how do you support your lifestyle through nutrition, the message is reduce carbs and fats, or this has a high glycemic index, or don’t eat too many bananas. It’s the sound bites, the headlines, that grab attention. Then people add it to their list of rules. It’s totally out of context…’"

Running On Empty; Runner’s World

via The Exercist

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