Well, I'm 18 (not necessarily a valid excuse), but I'm awful at cooking. So easy stuff to cook is great - Mum has gone away for a week haha, so I dunno what to do. I have stuff like pasta to cook.
In terms of veggies, some of them aren't so bad - Lettuce, Peas, well not alot to be honest. I don't mind vegtables like peppers, carrots, onions and tomatoes when my Mum makes them in homemade stuff, like Curry, Chili, casseroles etc.
I've researched GI a little bit, but still not 100% sure what it is. I thought GI meant how filling a food is? to make you not hungry? or something? Argh, I don't know.
But in terms of losing weight, what foods are good?
You say eat small portions but frequently. However (i'm not saying you are wrong!) but I heard it is good to eat 3 meals per day, and not to snack in between was very important?
I'm sure this will sound very silly, but I'd like some advice on what foods to eat. Basically, I'm on a diet and trying to lose weight. Why am I on a running forum? I am starting running again too so, I am eating porridge for breakfast every day, with either a banana or some raisins in it, which makes it actually quite tasty (without it, it's so boring)
But for lunch/dinner, I don't know any healthy foods which I like really. For lunch (I work in an office, so there is a microwave), but are sandwiches unhealthy? I have started eating stuff like noodles/pasta/baked potatoes and stuff, which I know it's that healthy, but not that bad either? The problem is, I don't really like vegtables, which is obviously a pretty bad issue
Do you think I should concentrate more on the longer runs, which might cause me to run less frequently due to fatigue, but will help my stamina more surely?
I think I struggle psychologically. I know it's completely different in a race scenario and you naturally perform a lot better. I generally try and break it down in my head (i.e "I'm almost half the way there" and other statistics), which does help. Do you think the music I listen to could hamper me? The music on my phone which I listen to is often slowish rock, as opposed to pumped up stuff to keep me going. Maybe the slow music gives my brain the impression that I am on a never-ending path, going on and on....