I recently received the following question from a reader: “I'm eating healthy food, and a good amount, but lately I haven’t been feeling full or satisfied. Any tips?” This is a really good question and a situation that I can definitely relate to! I’ve experienced this before, especially during marathon training or other periods where I'm exercising more than what my body is typically accustomed to, although it can also happen if you're not active or simply exercising moderately. I've found that it can be for a number of different reasons. Here are some suggestions based on my own experience.
One really important thing I've learned about being healthy over the past 5 or 6 years, it's that it goes far beyond what you eat and exercising. It's about how you feel overall — physically and mentally — and diet and exercise are only a small piece of the healthy living puzzle. The other important thing that I've learned is that everyone is different: The healthy living habits that work best for me might not be the same for you. That's OK.
Tomorrow is the last day of January. Can you believe that?! We've already got one whole month of 2013 under our belts. How do you feel about that? I ran 53.75 miles this month. Most weeks I ran 10-11 miles, but one week I cranked it up and ran almost 20! There are tons of runners out here who run a lot more than this every week, but for me, 50-55 miles per month is perfect. My goal is to stay consistent with this kind of distance throughout the year, only really increasing my mileage during half-marathon trainings.
Until yesterday, I had never seen Central Park in the snow. Which is sad, considering I've lived in New York for almost my whole entire life. I know, what is wrong with me, right?! I'm so grateful that I get to run there as often as I do. There's something new to see every single time, and I've probably mentioned this in the past, but the sense of camaraderie among the runners there is energy enough to fuel any run.
At the risk of sounding like a health food newbie, I’m going to start off by saying that up until a week or two ago, I actually didn’t even really know that wheat germ was a thing. I mean, I guess I had heard of it before, but I definitely didn’t have any idea what it was or what you could do with it.
So, you wanna prevent the flu. Sure, you could get a flu shot, but if you're like me and would rather opt for more natural and holistic preventative measures, then why not simply give your immune system a boost the old fashion way? Don't worry, I'm not talking about some crazy, weird concoction that your grandma used to swear by.