Transiton from dieter to athlete 10/2/2013
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
For the past couple of days I eat carbs before I run, eat/drink carbs during my run, and eat carbs with protein after my run. I then eat carbs for breakfast and more carbs for lunch and have a few more carbs for dinner. I am NEVER hungry.
To get this many carbs (min 343/day) in my diet has been a challenge that I haven't even achieved most days - but I'm getting close to being able to pull it off comfortably.
This morning I had 1/2 large banana before my run, drank 24 oz of gatorade perform during my 10K run, after my run had the other half of my banana and a plain greek yogurt. Now I'm having a whole wheat bagel, 1/4 cup of blueberries and a cup of black coffee (that's right - no creamer - day 3!) I'm up to 126 carbs - not a bad start.
Today I am going to focus on just getting as many as I can without cutting out veggies, fruits a little dairy and a little meat/nuts instead of gorging myself just to get near 343 - which is basically what I've been doing and I'm up 0.8 lbs today (it totally wasn't the 3 beers I drank last night - couldn't be!)