Hey guys! i get a TON of DMs asking me what I eat to fuel my runs and just life in general, so I figured the easiest way to give that to you all would be through a blog post! I’m planning on keeping this up, and doing various editions (school, race day, rest day, long run day, day before a race, etc).
I’d like to put a little disclaimer out first: this is the style of eating that works for me. You might crave more or less, and even need more or less. You might want and need less or more fruit, less or more protein, etc. I’m just giving you an example day of what I really eat, because this is REALLY what I ate today! My best answer to “well how much should I eat?” is to just listen to your body. Eat what you crave when you crave it, but at the same time focus on REAL foods full of nutrients and flavor. With that being said, lets get on with it!
I had my track workout early this am. I normally am not a fan of eating anything before my runs if i’m doing them before 7, just because i’m not all that hungry and I don’t notice a difference. Instead, i drink a small glass of water and have a pack of run gum (caffeine gum because i’m addicted to it).
If you get hungry before a workout in the morning- have something light like PB toast or oatmeal!
Since i’m on spring break, I didn’t have to prep anything the night before, and i got to enjoy making my breakfast once I got home. I ended up putting in about 8 miles worth of work, so after coming home and stretching/rolling, I was ready for breakfast! I ate this at about 8:30!
Todays breakfast of choice- a sweet and savory plate!
1 egg and 1 egg white soft scramble topped with red pepper flakes, half an avocado topped with everything bagel seasoning, and 2 slices of my Paleo Sweet Potato Banana Bread (recipe will be up on here soon!) topped with RX bar honey cinnamon peanut butter and bee pollen. not pictured- 1 banana and a glass of coconut water for electrolytes, and then come coffee!
( i notice i always crave eggs after hard runs, probably because my body knows that a whole egg is the most easily absorbed protein out there-gotta get those muscles recovered!)
After breakfast, I took some time to clean up and chill. Then I drove to the gym to lift! I loveee lifting weights, I feel like such a stronger runner when i do! With warming up and cooling down, i was there for about an hour. I drove home and showered, then started making my lunch (because shocker- I was hungry again!) I ended up eating this around noon.
I went with a loaded snack style plate and it hit the spot!
1 cara cara navel orange sliced up, some mixed spring greens, 2 slices of roasted turkey breast (found at whole foods-only ingredients are turkey and salt!), air fryer sweet potatoes, and some hummus
Cara cara navel oranges are life-perfectly sweet and sour, i try to have one every day to fully enjoy them while they are in season!
Snacky Snacky Number 1
After lunch I went and got my nails done then came home and worked on my blog! Around 3:15 or so I started feeling hungry so I went downstairs and grabbed my go-to snack- Alyssa’s cookies! They are seriously the best thing ever- made with really clean ingredients but they taste like a warm cookie! I had 4 cookies, and no joke this is my snack every single day. Super easy to take with me to school!
The rest of my day was pretty uneventful, so i’ll just skip ahead to dinner. I always like to pick up at least 2 meals during the week from snap kitchen to reward myself on my hard workout days, because they are also the busiest! I could have easily made myself something since i’m on break, but I just couldn’t resist!
Snap Kitchen Turkey Chili with Beans
Aka crack- it is sooo good, I shamelessly eat it all year round!
On the ole instagram, eating at night is very controversial. I for one am ALL for it, mainly because I HATE going to bed hungry and waking up in the middle of the night starving. I like to have a decent sized snack to keep my metabolism running while I sleep, and to make sure my body has enough fuel to recover my muscles (since they worked dang hard today!)
Bowl of cottage cheese with banana, puffed kamut, cinnamon and honey. Then a pack of Buckwhat oatmeal raisin noshes with almond butter.
If you are looking for a bomb snack combo-try the cottage cheese puffed kamut cinnamon banana honey mixture- ITS AMAZING!
Well guys- that was it! This is everything I ate today! I hope you enjoyed reading and got inspired to try some new meals or snacks. As always-if you have questions just send me a DM on instagram- @avacadoeats
Remember to fuel your body regardless of your workouts for the day-and to eat real and real good foods!