Rungry?: I've just finished Week Two, but I'm... - Couch to 5K

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FenderTelecaster
FenderTelecasterGraduate

I've just finished Week Two, but I'm noticing that I'm absolutely starving on run days (I run in the morning). I'm trying to eat more healthily in general and I don't want to stuff random rubbish down my throat, so what strategies are people using?

At the moment, I just have a couple of handfuls of nuts/raisins before I run, then granola with added berries when I return, probably a banana later, and something carby like pasta later.

I know C25K doesn't need *more* food, I just want to try to eat decent food at the right time, without getting completely fanatical and obsessed about it all.

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

I would use fast food... not McDonald’s (that’s slow food) I’m usually good in a banana. Your nuts and raisins is fast and slow release which is also great. Nutritionally speaking you are there. Maybe replace the carbs after a run with proteins... carbs are fuel, protein is for muscle building.

Depends also why you are changing the diet... high fat foods tend to help as they’re filling.

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