Daily Food For Runners & Athletes

Because carbohydrates are the primary fuel source for active muscles, athletes need to consume them on a daily basis.

Carbohydrate-rich foods include: –

  1. Fruits
  2. vegetables (potatoes and beans),
  3. Grains,
  4. Breads,
  5. cereals and some dairy products (milk and yogurt).

In general, the best diet for an athlete is one that contains a variety of foods from each of the major food groups—this will help ensure that your diet is made up of nutrient-rich foods.

Approximately 55-60% of total calories should come from carbohydrates. Athletes need to consume carbohydrates before, during and after exercise to provide fuel for the body and support overall health.

One thought on “Daily Food For Runners & Athletes

  1. Adam

    Thanks for the great ideas. I think they will go very well with the program I’m using through http://www.reallifeforhealth.com. Have you heard of them? Their system is really easy to use and it does everything. They have 1000’s of different recipes to choose from and they help you build a fitness and nutrition plan that suits your goals. Their exercises are all made by a certified personal trainer and come with printable workout cards and details of how the exercises are done. And for the nutrition part they even send you printable daily meal plans and menus, as well as printable daily or weekly grocery lists, which are broken down by the area of the grocery store or supermarket. All the recipes contain 12 ingredients or less, so they are easy enough for anyone to cook. I’m happy that there’s no fad diets, pills, or required supplements. I’m really impressed with it, especially since they offer a free trial. If you try it, I hope it works as well for you as it has been for me.

    On a completely different note – Has anyone tried Skechers Shape-Ups or Resistance Runners? Since Christmas I’ve been running for 30 minutes a day using the Resistance Runners. I think they’re really great. But I was wondering what other people think about them.


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