Selling slow, sustainable, long lasting nutrition coaching is tough. It’s sure as hell not as sexy and attention grabbing as a “6 Week Shred” or the likes, but I will continue to stick to my values and morals and provide a service that I truly believe in.
The purpose of this article is to give you some practical and applicable tips to take away with you to aid your recovery after completing the Cork City Marathon (or any marathon you complete in the future). Everyone tends to focus on the lead up to the big day, the carb loading, new running wear, pre workout meal, energy gels, gummy bears, hydration etc. which they should do, and it is great to see people taking the necessary steps to enhance their performance. However, recovery does seem to be neglected.
Tracking your food intake is a great idea and no matter what your goal or experience I highly recommend everyone uses some form or calorie counter such as My fitness Pal or Cronometer for some period of time to develop an awareness and understanding of calorie and macronutrient composition of foods. Tracking can also improve results due to improved accuracy and accountability over more typical dieting strategies of “eat more”, “eat less”, “cut this”, “add that” etc. Read more about Improve your Tracking Accuracy …
Healthy Habit Number 2. Consume 10 servings of fruit and veg per day (5-8 veg and 2-3 fruit).
We have always been told growing up by our parents and the food pyramid, 5 fruit and veg per day to keep us big and strong. There is no secret that vegetables and fruit are good for us. Loaded with fiber, minerals and vitamins, and low in calories. Read more about Healthy Habits – Eat your damn veg …
Healthy Habit Number 2. Drink 2-3L of water per day.
For this post when I refer to water I am referring to all liquids drank.
2-3L is just a ball park ﬁgure that will be suitable for most people. 2L for smaller less active individuals and 3L for larger more active
Over the next few weeks I will be sharing with you my top “Healthy Habits”. The first step to setting up an effective nutrition strategy is building an abundance of lifestyle and nutritional habits. These habits alone may drastically improve your overall health, body composition, goals and performance. It is very simple to know you should be doing something, however, actually applying it and creating habits is what people tend to find difficult.