“What do you eat?” and “Are you on a diet?” are questions I often get when non-running friends see my new training-for-a-marathon body.
I always say no, I’m not on a diet, because when I hear the word “diet” I think of weight loss pills, shakes, cleanses, no-carb, low-fat shenanigans. My diet, in its true definition of what I consume on a daily basis, is just healthy fuel for my body — and some treats to keep my mind and soul happy.
My running friends and I, who may burn more than 1,000 calories during an average run, joke, “That’s the benefit of being a distance runner, we can order the appetizer and the entrée — and the dessert.”
I’m not a dietician or nutritionist, but I know how to eat healthfully — it’s all about changing your mindset about food...