The Big 3; The Runners Guide To Burning Fat

I think there's a misconception with the saying "Eat whatever you want & still lose weight!"

If that were the case then America would not have an obesity epidemic.

However, the term does prove right when you eat whatever healthy food you want AND workout & still lose weight!

We've all heard that "abs are made in the kitchen" and I agree with that a lot. But to get rid of the excess fat and tone your body, you have to workout.

A lot of people think they can eat all the same dirty foods they've alway eaten, workout, and lose weight.

Well guess what, your body just isn't going to work like that...because again, if it were that easy, America would not have an obesity epidemic.

So here are 3 nutrients you need to be consuming, especially if you're a runner!

The 3 nutrients you need, especially if you're a runner!
(I typed it out just in case you can't read it)


  • Why you need it
    • The body prefers carbs as the main fuel source when you run, so they should be the cornerstone of a runner's diet.
  • How Much
    • Around 50% of your total calories
  • Where to get it
    • Fruits, Vegetables, whole grains, beans, and lentils are rich in complex carbs and fiber (both slow digestion and supply steady stream of energy), as well as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that speed recovery and protect against diseases.


  • Why you need it
    • You need this nutrient to absorb fat-soluble vitamins; foods high in fat also keep you satisfied, so you eat less.
  • How Much
    • 25% of your total calories
  • Where to get it
    • Nuts, seeds, and avocados are rich in heart-healthy mono and polyun-saturated fats. Olive oil contains oleic acid, and may help suppress your appetite. Other healthy choices include canola, grapeseed, flaxseed and hempseed oils.


  • Why you need it
    • Protein speeds muscle repair and recovery. HIgh protein foods are satisfying and take longer to digest.
  • How Much
    • 25% of your calories
  • Where to get it
    • Cuts of beef and pork labeled "loin" and skinless poultry have a healthy protein-to-fat ratio. Fatty fish are rich in omega-3s. Tofu is a lean protein source, while low-fat dairy like milk and yogurt provide calcium. Eggs are loaded with vitamins A, K and D.
I hope this information has cleared up any confusion you may have about eating right and working out. Remember that both eating right & working out go hand in hand!

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