Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Marathon Book and Eating

As I mention previously I have been reading this book (Marathon You Can Do It! by Jeff Galloway)

In the early parts of the book he mentions food a few times, mostly just to say that you could run into problems if you blood sugar gets too low when you are eating.  Later in the book he has several chapters on eating.  The advice he gives is almost the opposite of the way I have been eating.  Not that it is his fault, the advice he gives was and maybe still is the advice given by doctors and many other people.  He advises eating a low fat low sugar diet, but at the same time most of the foods he recommends have large quantities of sugar.

I will be continuing to eat the way I have been eating.  This includes lots of fat and very little sugar and carbs.  This has been working very well for me.  I started eating this way after reading Deep Nutrition  In that book she advises avoiding sugar and vegetable oil as much as possible.  Sugar I already knew caused a lot of issues, but most of what she said about vegetable oil was new to me.  I feel much better and have less health issues for sure though since changing my diet.

I eat more fish than I used to.  I tried sardines recently for the first time.  I have been using bone broth and sometimes just drinking it.  Beef broth is pretty good just warmed up with some salt and pepper.  For chicken broth I add some coconut milk, or recently I found that it is very good with some butter melted into it.  I have also been making my own sauerkraut.  Sauerkraut is a very good probiotic if you make your own, or buy fresh sauerkraut that is refrigerated.

That's all for now.  My plan is to keep posting mostly about the training as I am able to run further and faster.

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