what have you eaten today?

help/ advice needed to keep me fueled up for this running malarky !

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10/05/2012 at 13:20

How do you lot survive on that? Let alone run for miles and miles too? I don't get it. I'll never be one of you lithe and lovely marathon runners. I'll have had about 1500 cals today but ONLY cos I'm not training this week (ITB niggle) and I don't want to lard out while I'm resting. I'm a 40 yr old female, 9 stone. On a running day there'd be hundreds more carb & protein cals in there (porridge, mackerel, chicken, jacket pots) and possibly something resembling an iced bun.... but here's a typical day from my resting week intake:

8am - 2 Weetabix w skimmed milk, 1 slice soya & linseed toast, low fat olive spread, redbush tea

10am - Banana & Skinny latte (no cake on rest days, sob)

1pm - Half tin Tomato & Basil soup with 100g butter beans, 2 slices w/meal bread with beef spread

5pm - Bowl of carrots, broccoli & peas with HP sauce (yes weird I know...)

8pm - Strawberry yoghurt, melon & blueberries, digestive biscuit & redbush tea





11/05/2012 at 13:06

Breakfast - porridge with maple syrup and banana, tea

Snack - 0% fat greek yoghurt

Lunch - HUGE salad with lime juice as dressing, couple of tablespoons of 3 bean salad mix, grilled chicken breast or grilled beef pieces or tin of tuna

Mid afternoon snack - fruit and yoghurt

Getting home from work snack - cup of tea and 2 slices of toast

OR post gym/run snack - protein shake and a couple of slices of Soreen malt loaf

Dinner - Similar to lunch, but substitute the 3 bean salad for couscous, rice, pasta or potato

Pudding - sugar-free jelly with fruit, more yoghurt

I drink at least 3 pints of water a day and probably have 5 or 6 cups of tea (builders and herbal). Sometimes I'll have a packet of crisps or slice of cake, but typical daily diet is the above.

If I'm planning to do a long run after work, I might have some couscous with my lunch but don't usually need it. Pre-long run breakfasts tend to be big bowl of porridge and maybe a couple of slices of toast depending on distance.

11/05/2012 at 13:45

Today so far:

Pre-breakfast - One chocolate digestive

Breakfast - BIG bowl of mixed cereals & semi-skimmed milk

Morning break - Mars bar (well they did used to sponsor the London marathon)

Lunch - smallish portion of vegetarian thai red curry & rice, orange & banana.

Dunno what tea is going to be.

11/05/2012 at 13:48

Make it a tub of Flora since they also used to sponsor the London marathon... 

Now Virgin are behind it. Dread to think what that means for your supper... 

11/05/2012 at 14:14
RosRunner wrote (see)

Now Virgin are behind it. Dread to think what that means for your supper... 

Olive oil?  It's a lot healthier than marge!

11/05/2012 at 14:15

Yesterday was:

Breakfast - Large bowl of porridge & reduced sugar jam (for taste)

Snacks (AM) - 1x bio-yoghurt, banana, apple, 2x Oranges

Lunch - Turkey & Stilton wholemeal bagel & 1x boiled egg

Snacks (PM) - 1x bio-yoghurt, banana, apple, 1xOrange, 1x cereal bar

Dinner - Chicken, pasta, brocolli, cauli, asparagus & french beans with sauce

Snack (Evening) - 2 x sqaures of dark chocolate.

Plus at least 2 litres of fluid (usually closer to 3 litres).

11/05/2012 at 18:21


Breakfast- shredded wheat with skimmed milk and berries

Mid-morning- an apple

Lunch- couscous salad or ryita with ham and huge salad or humus, pitta, salad

Mid afternoon- couple of pieces of fruit, e.g. another apple, satsuma, plum; 

Getting in from work- a couple of crackers and some raw carrots and / or celery

Tea- Pasta with veg or chili or stir fry or spaghetti bolognese

Evening snack- raw carrots / celery, packet of snack a jacks


Lots of tea and water to drink

11/05/2012 at 19:38
OMG- no wonder I am a big fat bloater! I'm 55, 5ft 2 and generally a size 8 sometimes 6 .
I put meals out for myself, my 6ft 3 husband and 6ft 5 son and they ask which is theirs..... So it won't surprise you to hear:
6:30 porridge, honey and 2 enormous cups of tea.
9 mile run, followed by carton of apple juice.
Return home, 2 slices whole meal bread with apricot jam (no butter) and another cuppa.
Housework, washing, etc then at 1:30 sausage, mash, carrots, kale. Apple.
Continued housework, craving sweet things, so handful raisins and cup of drinking chocolate. Sipped on water bottle, reluctantly.
5:30 Spin class, gym, bottle of water, bought bottle of wine on way home( one of my 5 a day) nibbled on 2 frankfurters as OH still in gym. Salad, ham, coleslaw etc for dinner. Will see off at least half the bottle of wine..p
No wonder my rear is bigger than Belgium when I see what everyone else eats!!!
11/05/2012 at 21:52
Oh, and 2 Ryvitas (other crisp breads are available) peanut butter and jam....last one to 16 stone's a sissy.

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