In training for my upcoming half marathon, I’ve increased my running a lot over the course of this past month. Even brought in my fastest pace for the 4-6 mile range.
Don’t worry, kids. It’s still moderately slow. I’m not breaking any land-speed records here. I’m usually just a bit faster than my elderly neighbors who use walkers. Usually.
But guess what, I still freakin’ running! I’m not too concerned with opinions about my slow speeds.
All that said, with the increased mileage and pace, my appetite is ravenous.
I want to eat allllllllllllthefoods.
When coworkers ask me how training is going, I think they’re surprised I have an 8 mile run next weekend. Why? Because I usually can’t even answer since I’m too busy stuffing my face.
This happened last year when I was training, so it’s really no surprise. But it’s sort of counterproductive to weight loss after a 6.5 mile run to be shoveling Halloween candy in my mouth like I have an army of children to protect from their teeth rotting, so I take one for the team and eat some Reese’s peanut butter cups for the kids and maybe some Nerds for the kids and maybe some Hershey kisses…for the kids. You know, for the kids.
I really need your help here.
What type of foods would you suggest for this increase in appetite? I’m looking for quick, filling snacks!
I know proteins over carbs, but let’s be honest you guys, carbs aren’t da debil and some of you go overboard with PROTEIN IN ALLLLLLL THE THINGS ALLLLL THE TIME.
I also will not be doing any chemical-filled bullshit. You hear me? The only protein powder shake/drink I use is a plant based protein and I lover it.
Yes, lover it.
So help a sista’ out. What type of foods would you suggest? Maybe I haven’t thought of some options that you guys would have great suggest…OMG IS THAT HUMMUS?!
Quest Bars, quest bars, and quest bars. Did I mention quest bars? They are AMAZING. Full of protein, low sugar, and filling. You can get them at GNC.
Also broccoli, spinach, kale and quinoa are great foods.
Thank you, Megan! I’m not a big protein bar fan, but you’re the 3rd person to tell me so I’m going to try them out! I think I can get them on Amazon too. Any flavor suggestions? I heard Cookie Dough was good!
Cookie Dough and Brownie are my favorites
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Louis D says
This is late, but I like to add oats to my morning shake ( usually kale, oats, protein powder, frozen fruit, almond milk, water) . Oats are a pretty well rounded carb and tend to keep me going until lunch ( and blend nicely imo ). Black bean chili is excellent for the protein levels ( I add chicken sometimes…because i’m a heathen). I also eat more egg whites than any person ever should.
…and then the other 70% of my carbs come from delicious beers =D
I always forget to add oats to my shake. That’s a good idea to keep me full. Thanks Louis!