Tuesday, July 31, 2007
ANY SUGGESTIONS ARE HELPFUL. :)
This is what I found on a forum on SELF.com -
"Hi I'm Andrea Chernus, RD, nutrition expert and exercise physiologist. All the replies so far have been good and right on! Also to consider: are you eating enough, and enough carbs throughout the day?? Runners who limit carbs experience extreme carb cravings from exercise. Are you well hydrated? The way to tell is if your urine is pretty clear the first time you go to the bathroom after waking. When we are dehydrated, sometimes that is confused for hunger. As far as eating before...everyone is different as to what they tolerate. The rule of thumb is 200 calories or less 1 hour or less before running. 300-400 calories 2 hours before. Liquids leave your stomach faster than solid food, so some people like smoothies. Quickly digested foods are better...like breads, dry cereal, toast, bagels, fruit. High fiber, high fat and high protein take longer to leave your stomach and may cause cramps or distress if eaten to close to running time. Having a snack or meal of carb and protein after your run helps restock your muscles with glycogen and helps repair muscles. Cravings sometimes occur when you don't do this.
Last but not least, you could also try drinking a sports drink during your run to supply more carb to your muslces, and prevent subsequent cravings."
But any specific suggestions of things you like would be awesome. :D