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6/9/08 12:55 P

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I'm a coach in an international half marathon/marathon program and every program will offer different opinions about what to intake. We also have a "resident" nutritionist for our particular local program.

Simple carbs (sugar) are important for distance runners. They're what we need during and immediately after our long runs.

Complex carbs are important for distance runners 48 hours prior to our long runs.

There are plenty of opinions out there on what we should and should not do; however, I follow the advice based on research that I get from a particular former Olympian and elite runner, Jeff Galloway, with whom I have personally trained and trust. He just makes sense and conducts a lot of research. Tried and true works for me. :)

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6/9/08 11:59 A

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I like the carob bites that are sold in bulk at whole foods. They are great. I also make my own trail mix with raisins or nuts instead of relying on granola bars.

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6/9/08 11:50 A

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My sister is involved in something called Team in Training, for a charity. She is involved in different training sessions for it, and went to a nutritionalist. Now remember, this is for somone training for a marathon, so their standards are different than those of us trying to lose weight. But she was told that Odwalla bars are a great snack, and probably the only bar you want to go with due to sugar included on the others.

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6/9/08 10:26 A

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I fixed the link - the error had to do with how SP handles URLs we insert with the "Add A Link" tool. Sorry about that!

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6/9/08 10:19 A

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Chefwitch, I agree with what you said here: "I also don't necessarily classify alot of these store bought products as real food. Many of them have preservatives and additives which are just chemicals your body doesn't need."

I think rather than trying to figure out which processed foods are better than others, we'd be much better off just avoiding them all together.

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6/8/08 5:37 P

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The link was broken when I tried it. emoticon

I have been to several resturants that pulled their tomatoes, but my favorite Mexican had tomatoes last night. I had Striped bass cooked in a corn husk with a pico de gallo type salsa. Yum, but Hard to get to the flesh for all the tiny bones. There has got to be a skill I am missing...

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6/6/08 11:39 A

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I love the "food psycho" in your siggy, Chef Witch - too funny!

Packaged, processed, whatever - even packaged "health" foods can be deceiving, for sure.

Anyone dealing with the tomato salmonella scare out there? Our local grocer was quick to respond and pulled everything off their shelves. The good thing is that they replaced the tomatoes at risk with some lovely on-the-vine varieties - yummy!

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6/6/08 10:51 A

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Store bought granola is loaded with sugars, you're better off making your own.

Instead of drinking sports drinks, drink unsweetened coconut water, it's got more natural electrolytes and potassium, much better for you than the other stuff.

I also don't necessarily classify alot of these store bought products as real food. Many of them have preservatives and additives which are just chemicals your body doesn't need.

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6/5/08 2:15 P

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Thanks for the info. I remember when I realized how much sugar was in a granola bar. Yikes!

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"These items may seem good for you; in fact, they may even be sold as health foods. But experts warn they may be hiding loads of calories, preservatives, sodium, and fat."

Source: QualityHealth.com

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