50% carbs seems really high to me unless you're churning out a ton of mileage per week. I don't know, carbs tend to make me feel sluggish. I'm probably rocking 35% carbs, 35% protein, 30% fat. I just don't think most people, including non-professional runners, need that many carbs in 2011.
Yeah, I've been trying to listen to my body as a good guideline of what I need to eat. Spark people's recommendations work pretty well for me, too, so I've bumped up the carbs a bit and my running has been better for it :)
I subscribe to Runner's World just to give myself an identity crises. I pretty much follow a normal diet and try to stick to the percentages outlined by SparkPeople. That being said, sometimes I want more of one nutrient. Sometimes I want carbs, other times I want protein.
I pretty much eat what I feel like eating.
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I am new to running. I currently can run about 3-4 miles without stopping, but I want to get up to a 10k at some point (currently following a program on runners world.com).
My question is: what do you eat? More specifically, what does everyone strive for percentage-wise for protein, carbs and fat? I'm currently eating about 40% carbs, 30% protein and 30% fat, but I read on runnersworld.com that 50% carbs 25% protein and 25% fat is ideal.
Just wondering what works for the other runners out there, any advice is appreciated :)
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