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As a middle-distance runner, optimal nutrition is a key factor in my training and race preparation. But when it comes to taking the
For five days the usual extras I normally keep within hand’s reach – fruit smoothies, protein bars and sports drinks, will be replaced with…nothing. They, and the usual abundance of colourful veggies I pile into my stir-fry each
As most who’ve taken the
With the benchmarks for protein, healthy fats, calcium, fruits and veggies all way out of reach of our $2 a day, I’ll be focusing on carbohydrates; filling up on oats, pasta and even splurging on a Coles wholemeal loaf, because white just isn’t going to cut it.
After a couple of disasters last year including exploding porridge, I’ll be trying something new for breakfast and opting for pancakes instead, using oats, milk, applesauce and a little lemon juice. For lunch, I’ll keep the hunger at bay with wholemeal toast and jam, and I’ll have the same pasta recipe I used last year for dinner. I add beans
The carbohydrate-heavy meal plan, mixed with a little protein, should leave me with enough energy to make it through my week’s training, even without the fancy additions I usually take for granted.
If you want to learn more about nutrition during Live Below the Line, check out this post written by the nutritionist, Rebecca
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