Anyways, this lovely Wednesday I am in the middle of a lotta thangs that are influencin’ my nutrition. I’m training for a marathon…anddd I’m in the middle of Diane Sanfilippo’s Twenty One Day Sugar Detox (21DSD) program. For those of you seasoned 21DSD-ers, you know that marathon training and 21DSDing aren’t supposed to mix, but I promise you I’m being careful to increase carbs on long run days! My training is always really really weird versus other individuals’, because I do a lot of easy/rest days mixed in with hard training, so there’s a lot of days where my energy expenditure (and need for carbs) really is not that high!
Obvi, marathon training & hard runs calls for lots of anti-oxidizing, fuel efficiency machines for power! AKA.. ENERGYBITS!
I love my little on-the-go algae tablets. I pop a few before, during, and after runs to optimize performance, keep my blood sugar from tanking (read more about that here!), and to help recovery.
So, enough about running.
Let’s talk foodzzzz!!!!
(By the way, if you love talking about/listening to/obsessing over all things healthy food, you should check out The Running Lifestyle Show‘s weekly Friday podcasts where the host, Kari, and I feature a healthy food and delve into why this food is sooo brilliantly healthy, and then we talk about healthy recipes featuring the #foodoftheweek)
Ok, seriously, let’s talk food now :)
Breakfast… well. It looks gross. Because, I burnt these little buggers. And since I made twelve of them (I eat two every morning, so this was six days worth!)– I shall be eating burnt 21DSD’s buffalo chicken egg muffins (made with free range eggs) for the next six days. Stuffed with hot sauce, chicken, spinach & onions.
Ahh c’est la vie (of a cheapo).
Honestly, despite being “slightly” overdone, these are still really delicious. However, I’m not too happy about starting my day with the carcinogenic components of burnt protein. (But I’m still too cheap to throw them away!)
Do you guys love Instagram? My new fave hashtag is Stacy Toth’s #MoreVegetablesThanAVegetarian. Because its SO TRUE. Guys, I can seriously pound some crazy amounts of food. I know I live in America, and I’m a female, so society tries to make this an embarrassing fact about mahself. But ya know what? I’m crazy healthy, have more energy than some children, and I’m a damn good runner; so whatevs.
Anyway, my lunchtime salads are always humongous. Like, the cashier always teases me for buying the heaviest salads she’s seen all day.
This one is dandelion greens, broccoli, pumpkin seeds, heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella and salmon. This was a really bizarre mishmosh of stuff, but all the ingredients were so delicious that it worked. Pumpkin seeds are super high in zinc, by the way, so they’re an awesome food to start eating now to be prepared for winter colds and flus, since zinc plays a role in boosting immune function!
For a snack, I noshed on a few cherry tomatoes, and a few bites of the 21DSD no grain banola.
So dinner tonight was pistachio crusted salmon, green beans topped with Kerrygold butter. The salad was kale and slaw topped with Bragg’s sesame and ginger dressing.
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