As you may know, the more you run, the more you become obsessed with your weight and keeping it down to save some energy on the long runs and increase your speed.
To summarize quickly about nutrition for the runner : it’s all about balancing your diet to provide enough energy for strengthen your muscles during rccovery, keep you energy levels high enough for your running and avoid excess that would add weight to carry.
But we are not machine, just humans surrounded by many temptations and the “craving” syndrome is quite usual with the athletes. So instead of going crazy and smashing a box of 12 donuts, what about trying to control it?
Here’s a recipe taken from a Runner’s World magazine.
Low fat Chocolate brownie [guilt free version]
The skinny :Calories 98 / Fat 2.6g / Carbs 17g / Protein 3g
Makes : 16 squares
Preparation time : 35 minutes
- 85g self-raising flour
- 40g cocoa powder
- 175g caster sugar
- 125g vanilla yogurt
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1.5tbsp oil
- 25g chopped walnuts
- Sift the flour and cocoa in a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and mix together until combined.
- Spoon the mixture into a lightly oiled 20cm square baking tin and bake at 180ºC for about 25 minutes until springy to the touch
- Cool and cut into 16 squares.
If you are interested into nutrition for runners, please try to check the “Complete guide to nutrition” from Runner’s world. It’s a great source of inspiration to help you with your nutrition and give you some ideas to eat well.
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