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.
My sister, my dad and me on the Brooklyn Bridge last summer.
Today I’m sharing something unlike anything I’ve ever shared here on Hungry Runner before.
Today I’m sharing a story, or rather, inviting my dad to share his story, about what I feel is a truly incredible transformation. A journey that shows just how powerful eating well and exercising can really be. And also how healthy living doesn’t have to be crazy complicated, the way it’s sometimes made out to be.
I’m going on a journey this month and this is an official invite asking you to come along with me.
Actually I’m not asking you, but rather challenging you, because it won’t necessarily be an easy journey, but I can assure you it will be a worthwhile one.
Perhaps you’ve gauged what this journey will entail from the title of this post? If you guessed it had something to do with eating more veggies, you guessed absolutely right. You clever fox, you.
It took me a pretty long time to truly understand just how important nutrition is when it comes to maintaining a balanced, healthy and strong running routine, and especially when you’re intensely training for a long-distance race like a half marathon.
Recently I shared my 2016 half marathon training plan (and my NYC Half Marathon Race Recap — the race that I was using the plan to prepare for) which I was extremely pleased with, given it did end up helping me reach my goal!
In sharing my training plan, I mentioned that I was also taking my nutrition/eating habits pretty seriously and promised to share my half marathon training nutrition strategy, which I feel had a very positive impact on my training and overall running performance.
Snack Time is one of the most important times of the day.
If you disagree with the above statement, then we can’t be friends.
OK, I’m just kidding… A little.
But seriously, for me, eating healthy snacks in between meals is important because if I get too hungry come mealtime, I will get hangry (that’s angry as a result of being too hungry, for those unfamiliar with the term) and there’s also a good chance that I will overeat by the time I do finally get to lunch or dinner.