I run, and what I say “I run” means that I ran a lot. Is one of my main priorities in my life and since I’ve began time ago, running has affected positively to me in multiple areas. One of them, is changing a bit my relationship with food or at least influence it.
Before running I was a guy that like now, I was spending long hours front of the computer. In addition, I was no doing any sport and during my childhood, despite I’ve tried multiple sports like soccer, basketball, football… I’ve always felt that I was not a sports guys. Everything changed the day I decided train for run at least one marathon in my life. After that, I become totally addicted to running.
And being totally addicted means take care of a lot of new things, like strength, shoes, types of trainings… and diet!
My relationship with food since I was a child always have been a “eat what you see” policy. That means I commonly didn’t care what I was putting on my body and I wasn’t managing the quantities that my body really need. I was not feeling my body and eating until I was totally full.
Since a long time ago, I’ve been experimenting a lot with nutrition, and despite sometimes I binge quite heavy, nowadays I maintain a good diet most of my days. However, in periods of times like now, when I do not run too much (off-season) I feel I lose some control of what and how much I eat.
To avoid that, I have some simple tips that I use during my days:
- Ask myself questions like “Why I need to eat?”, “How much I need?”, “I’m already full?”.
- Avoid eating front of the computer or TV. Try to drink water, tea, etc. instead.
- Create a future mind-set and think about how you in the future with a good diet.
- Don’t starve during day/night. I you feel hungry, eat something and listen your body to see how much you need.