June 21 2017
Author Matt Fitzgerald shares an oatmeal breakfast recipe from his book The Endurance Athlete that's popular with Scottish elite athletes
There’s no denying it- what you put in your body will affect how you feel and perform. Are you skeptical? Pay attention to how you feel the next time you eat something rich or indulgent. Sure, you might feel good at the moment (who doesn’t love a good piece of chocolate cake?), but a few hours later when you hit the pavement for a run, you’ll most likely regret the sugary decision.
There’s a lot of advice out there on nutrition and how to lose or maintain weight. It seems everyone has a theory and those theories sometime involve complicated systems and rules. Our theory is simple- eat to fuel your engine. If you want to perform well, you must eat well. In our minds this means eating food closest to it’s natural form.
Ever heard the advice to shop the outer aisles of the grocery store first? It’s great advice! Most grocery stores line the edges of the store with fruits, vegetables, fresh meat, cheese, and fresh baked breads. These are the staples from which to build your meals. The more you can fuel your body with whole foods, the better you will feel and essentially, the better you will run.
Follow these easy runner’s diet guidelines for balancing your food choices to optimize your running:
With these guidelines in mind, what’s your favorite go-to food to fuel your engine for running?