Yeah, the bananas are helping a lot actually. I ran 8 miles on Monday and felt great.
I bought some potatoes today and some rice that I like. Just, when I first started losing weight, it was with the glycemic index. I switched to brown rice and sweet potatoes in moderation, whole wheat pasta and bread. Then my body decided to rebel against gluten and I was only eating fruits and veggies because I didn't know what else to eat.
It's funny how when you don't eat something regularly you forget it exists. I will get back to bananas, potatoes and rice.
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rock, your husband is right. (sorry!) I eat rice, potatoes, banana's. I also have GF bread, but I usually just have that on Sat & Sun
My breakfast during the week is a banana, oatmeal w/ cinnamon and dried cherries. I am not eating certified GF oats, as I found a store bulk brand that sits well with me. Quaker oats do not, but their granola bars are okay, go figure.
I am usually low on carbs but I read an article that for my weight and height 120 a day is okay for me to do. I range about 150-200 and SP has me at 184-266. some days are more than others, some lighter. it balances out.
The best carbs are those that are natural, fruit, oats, etc.
I'm a celiac (gluten free) so I lost a LOT of my carb options and I find that most days I come in under my goal on carbs, which is totally effecting my runs. I'm training for the Rt 66 half marathon in Tulsa, OK and I was really bummed out that I was hitting a wall at 3-4 miles, should be at 8 miles per my training log. So, this week, I ate junk, gluten free cookies, sweet tea, I even had a soda to get sugar/carbs in my body. I ran 6 miles with no pain, cramping, or wall last night, but I gained 2 pounds this week. My husband told me to pig out on bananas, not cookies and splurge a little in the grocery budget for gluten free pasta a couple times a week. I'm down for the bananas, but at $4 a box, I can't afford to eat pasta every day.
How do you find a balance between keeping your carbs up to fuel your runs without gaining weight?
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