Posts Tagged ‘Nutrition’

What to Eat Before Running – Fuel Box Giveaway from The Feed

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One of the questions about running that I get most frequently from readers on Instagram and Tumblr is, “What do you eat before running?”

This is a great question, because eating the right foods at the right times before your workouts can greatly improve your performance. So today, I’ll answer this question in detail for you all!

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Would You Eat Veggie Flavored Ice Cream?

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No, seriously…. Would you? Because it exists.

OK, it’s actually less like ice cream and more like a sorbet. The point is, it’s a frozen treat, it’s called Ortaggi and I tried it last night after my first ever spin class at Flywheel. (Yesterday was a day of trying so many new things!)

Now I know, unless you just really love veggies, veggie flavored snacks don’t really sound so appealing. Luckily, last night I was surprised to find this extra healthy post-workout treat was refreshingly tasty.

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GoBites Snack Pack Giveaway!

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It’s no secret that I love snacks. If you follow my Instagram feed, you’ll find this fact is quite apparent.

Right now, some of my favorites snacks include, red pepper slices dipped in Trader Joe’s Greek yogurt spinach and kale dip, homemade pumpkin muffins, trail mix (like salted cashews with raisins), and air popped popcorn with coconut oil and cinnamon. Oh and for an alternative to the classic peanut butter and banana combo, I’ve recently been spreading cookie butter (also from Trader Joe’s) on my bananas. It’s superbly sweet and tastes like cake, but it’s a lot better for you. (Well the banana is at least.)

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Knowing When to Say No

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By now most of you know that last month I started a new job as an editor at TheActiveTimes.com. But unless you did some serious snooping, you probably don’t know that The Active Times’ sister site is TheDailyMeal.com. In other words I work in the same office space as The Daily Meal, a site dedicated to all things good food. (I know, it couldn’t be more perfect.)

So, The Daily Meal has this exquisite test kitchen (also located in our office) where the staff is always cooking up recipes and hosting taste tests. It’s amazing. I love it. TDM recently published “The 101 Best Pizzas in America,” and as a staff, the entire media group celebrated the article’s success with afternoon pizza and drinks last Friday (which also happened to be the same day as my birthday). Basically, my new job has sort of come along with many a perks in the form of food.

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3 Ways to Maximize Your Health and a #FitSocial Prize Pack Giveaway!

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I’m back!

If you kept  up with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter over the weekend, you know I had a crazy good time in Colorado at the #FitSocial Fitness and Health Social Media Conference. While I was there I learned a lot about blogging, ate a lot of good food, and best of all, made some truly lovely new fit-blogging friends. Keep on reading to hear about all of the fun I had and keep your eyes peeled for the top three healthy lifestyle tips I learned while at the conference and my #FitSocial Prize Pack Giveaway at the end of the post.

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Eat Whatever You Want

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Before I get into the real gist of today’s post, I want to start out by saying that this is an updated version of a previous post that I wrote a very long time ago. When I first created Hungry Runner, it was more like a “personal diary” type of blog. I was not certified as a personal trainer at the time and aside from what I had learned from surfing through Tumblr and following a few online fitness personalities, I knew very little about nutrition. Everything I wrote was with good intention, but looking back now, some of my thoughts were a little skewed and not the most well-informed. Which is why over the next few months (in addition to fresh, new content!), I’ll be re-adressing some of my older posts. I’ll be looking back on and re-writing entries that include content I feel mis-represents the main message that Hungry Runner has grown to embody, which is to find fun in fitness, eat well, and be happy. With that being said, now let’s have a little chat about food and healthy eating habits.

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Eat whatever you want and still lose weight!” This is the catch phrase and slogan of so many unreliable fad diets and every time I hear it, it makes me think, could someone really “eat whatever they want” and still achieve their goals? My initial reaction to this notion was absolutely not. When I thought about it, it seemed completely ridiculous. I thought “It’s an extremely misleading and completely unhelpful idea for people who want to make healthy changes to their lifestyle but don’t know how do so effectively.”

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