Jan 18, 2018
More and more chefs are donning running shoes and taking to the asphalt so they can indulge guilt-free. Take a cue from them and sign up for one of the many marathons being organised in India’s metro cities. Not only will you keep your waistline in check, you’ll also reap additional health benefits and enjoy the high of an adrenaline rush.
What kind of a diet should you follow while training for a marathon though? After all, one has to run for several weeks in order to build stamina for a longer run. And how do you maximise energy reserves on the big day? Celebrity nutritionist and dietitian Nmami Agarwal (who also coached Manushi Chhillar) offers a few tips.
Runner’s Guide to Diet
For a runner/athlete, it’s very important to keep their nutrition in check. Whether it’s a short or a long event, nutrition plays an essential role. Therefore, for optimal nutrition, food is an essential part to replenish the energy reserves. Keep track of appropriate portion sizes for the foods to include in your diet.
Maintain a healthy, balanced diet including all varieties of foods in each meal:
Before the Marathon
Plan and focus on your nutrition, from a few weeks before you have your final event. Consider that your body uses carbohydrates and fats to provide you energy during the event. It is very important to plan the diet accordingly:
During the Marathon
After the Marathon
It’s very important to remember the 3R’s after the marathon to have a safe recovery.