EAT

cupcake

I love food and in the past, I had a strong affinity for bad foods. But this blog has helped me focus on eating healthier and trying different foods. I used to crave: nachos, French fries, chocolate (especially  Hugs), cheese, candy corn, sour watermelons and nachos.

But now I tend to gravitate toward good, nutritious meals made with real food. In the past I tried out a variety of healthy-eating/living trends like: The Sonoma Diet, becoming a vegan (okay that only last  about two weeks), SparkPeople.com, etc. My focus is now on eating a variety of  foods to keep my diet balanced and my appetite satiated. I still munch on my  favorites, but I try to eat them in moderation and modify my foods for the rest of the  day to make up for a splurge.

Eating became a HUGE focus for me when I was training for my first marathon. I was  truly ravenous and was eating many, many more calories a day in preparation for  the calories I would burn during a long run. However, sometimes it became about  finding more food rather than the right food.

I definitely modified my diet quite a bit as I trained for my second marathon and found that getting creative in the kitchen and choosing food that offers a variety of nutritional benefits was the best way for me to go. I think the combination of my healthier eating and good training was what helped me achieve my BQ time in May 2010.  As I continue to run races (of varying lengths), that is something I will focus on maintaining. It takes a lot to fuel a runner, but that doesn’t necessarily mean all carbs and only carbs.

Check out my Restaurant Reviews!IMG_2185

Advertisements

One response to “EAT

  1. Um… Linds… is it bad that I was present during both of these eating photos?
    I like to think not… ps I still love the photos from our cupcake adventure!
    xo

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s