Smart Food Prep for Runners - She Runs Eats Performs

Episode 16

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Published on:

23rd Jul 2020

Smart Food Prep for Runners

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Smart Food Prep for Runners

We know that runners are super busy people who have to fit in business, family, training runs alongside cross training and strength and flexibility training. Finding time to plan and prepare healthy meals and snacks is often a challenge.

In this episode we talk about easy ways to:

1.    Be organised

2.    Make time for food shopping

3.    Try some kitchen prep ideas

(04:31)

Why is food prep a challenge for runners? What are the time constraints which typically runners face on a daily basis.

(07:54)

A look at some supportive concepts around planning and choosing meals.

(10:37)

How to invest planning time wisely on tasks that will really help make best use of your time e.g. creating a healthy food environment, writing your favourite meal and snack list and a larder essential list and developing some short routine weekly planning time.

(18:30)

Tips around where to shop and how to minimise the amount of time spent shopping for food.

(22:34)

The differences between ready meals and prepared meals.

(28:04)

Food Prep ideas to free up your time so you may spend more time running and less time in the kitchen.

(39:43)

KEY TAKEAWAYS are:

·      Be prepared to invest some upfront planning time

·      Create your personalised Larder Essentials List

·      Create a healthy food environment

·      Schedule time for meal planning and shopping weekly

·      MAKE IT HAPPEN

·      Try out some of the food prep ideas – you don’t need to do them all

Related Episodes:

Nutrition Basics for ALL Runners

Sports Nutrition Foundations for Female Runners

Macronutrients to help runners go faster and longer

Disclaimer:

The suggestions we make during this episode are for guidance and

advice only, and are not a substitute for medical advice or treatment.

If you have any concerns regarding your health, please contact

your healthcare professional for advice as soon as possible.

Aileen Smith and Karen Campbell met at as nutrition students (Institute for Optimum Nutrition, London) and became lifelong friends and nutritional buddies! Both have a love of running and a passion for nutrition, delicious food and healthy living.

Together they host RUNNERS HEALTH HUB. A place for like-minded runners who are looking for simple ways to support running performance, energy, endurance, and general great health.

We are excited to be able to share our expertise, experience and short cuts with you. We hope you'll join us again. If you'd like to know more about us and She Runs Eats Performs please check out our TRAILER.

If you're ready to make learn more about how you may introduce easy nutrition into your running and training plan join our Runners Nutrition Zone for short videos, recipes, downloads and LIVE training and Q&A.

If you’d like help from Karen and Aileen to design a personalised sports nutrition plan for your running - please contact them at www.runnershealthhub.com

Happy Running!

Aileen and Karen

hello@runnershealthhub.com 

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About the Podcast

She Runs Eats Performs
for female runners of all abilities
Are you confused about the science around nutrition for runners? Listen in to learn about the WHY, HOW, WHAT, and WHEN of eating to fuel your running performance.

We are here to help you translate sports nutritional science, into easy to apply tips and plans, helping you enjoy peak running performance. We focus on the FEMALE FACTORS every woman needs to know to be a healthy runner.

About your host

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Aileen Smith & Karen Campbell

Aileen Smith and Karen Campbell met at as nutrition students (Institute for Optimum Nutrition, London) and became lifelong friends and nutritional buddies! Both have a love of running and a passion for nutrition, delicious food and healthy living.
Together they host RUNNERS HEALTH HUB. A place for like-minded runners who are looking for simple ways to support running performance, energy, endurance, and general great health.
Karen and Aileen are excited to be able to share their expertise, experience and short cuts with you.