We all over-indulge at Christmas and why not?! We all train hard enough, so we deserve a little break once a year. So, whether you are continuing your training or planning to start in the New Year, we have come up with a few simple Healthy Eating Tips to help you during the festive period.
5 Healthy Eating Tips
Fruit and Vegetables
Make sure you’re getting the right nutrients and vitamins by eating plenty of fruit and veg.
Food such as eggs, beans, lentils, chickpeas, and nuts are a really good source of protein and will help your muscles to recover after your training.
Eating wholegrain pasta, rice and oats are a good low-fat, slow-release energy option to help fuel your runs. It’s also important to eat some carbs within half an hour of your training to help replenish your glycogen stores.
These can be a good, quick snack option – just make sure they’re not filled full of sugar.
Don’t forget to hydrate!! Before, during and after your run you should ensure you are taking on-board enough water to keep yourself hydrated. Even though it feels cold outside, you will still sweat and lose water during your training so make sure you drink plenty of water. Maybe consider adding an electrolyte tablet or powder to your water before, during or after your run, to help replace any salts you lose during your run.
Remember everything in moderation, that goes for training too. So don’t just eat well, give your body the chance to relax and recover, you will feel better for it, when the training ramps up next year.
Most importantly, remember to enjoy the festive period – Eat, Run and be Merry!!