For a long time, I did, too. With countless lists of “bad foods” and “good foods” constantly changing, how in the world are we expected to know what’s really best for us? For instance, did you know it’s ill-advised to indulge in olive oil the night before a marathon? Don’t do it. It a messy endeavor you want to avoid. Trust me.
“But I thought olive oil is “good” for you?” It is. It’s fabulous for you! Just not in abundance the night before a big race (or run). I’ve been in loads of ordinary situations just like this that have lead me to make ridiculous decisions the week of (or better yet) the night before my BIG race. It took lots of searching, studying and experimentation, but I found an answer!
Your body performs optimally with the right combination of real food, at the right time. Foods like carrots, lettuce, peppers, broccoli, squash, onions, garlic, potatoes, kale, chicken, brown rice, oats, lentils, curry, ginger, coconut, blueberries, oranges, bananas and water make for an amazing diet. These foods are just a snap-shot of the infinite deliciously we need to be happy, healthy human beings and kick ass athletes.
Did you know…
Coconut oil is good for you! Two-thirds of the fat found in coconut oil is a “medium-chained” saturated fat which has a reputation of being heart-healthy and digestion-friendly.
Cumin contains iron, an essential element for the formation of hemoglobin in the blood required for transport of oxygen. More oxygen = powerful muscles
Kale is a terrific antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying agent. It’s also loaded with manganese, calcium, potassium and magnesium, vital electrolytes to keep water flowing from your blood stream to muscles. More kale = less muscle cramping
Lentils are very high in fiber, protein, and extremely easy to prepare.
You dedicate yourself and sacrifice a lot when you’re training. Let me do a big chunk of the fearless nutrition work for you by sharing years of my experience with you. This type of helpful insight seriously increases the quality of your training and life. It’s also a taste of what you’ll find in the “Eat SMART, Run STRONG 30-Day Challenge Success Manual”.
This Success Manual is for you if you…
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Why a 30-day challenge? Research shows it takes at least 21 consecutive attempts to create a habit. Regardless of where you are in your training (i.e. new to running, maintaining, or transitioning from one distance to another), this 30-Day guide will help you stay consistent without feeling the need to be “perfect”.
You have the following resources at your fingertips for the next 30 days to eat smarter and run stronger right away and for a lifetime:
The 30-DAY CHALLENGE is simple:
Each week, you’ll find a fresh, new Meal Plan. From Mixed Satay & Vegetable Skewers to Slow Cooker Ginger Pulled Pork, hours of planning and guesswork has been done for you. All you need to do is add love and create! PLUS, the majority of recipes in this book are meals. This means you save time (and energy) creating one dish in no time.
Time-saving Shopping Lists with everything you’ll need to create meals that dazzle and delight follow each weekly Meal Plan.
Recipes are explained with simple-to-follow instructions. All Ingredients can be found at your local grocer or (better yet) farmers’ market. Ingredients are HIGHLIGHTED for ease in the Instructions section, too.
Additionally, you’ll find special Athlete Tip & Advice and Snack & Leftover Creation sections for each recipe. These priceless expert tips help you figure out the most optimal time to enjoy meals during your training; ingredient benefits to enhance performance; PLUS options of how to best reinvent each as a snack or completely new (and effortless) meal.
Sprinkled throughout the book, are 5 Fearless ACTION STEPS worksheets on the following topics:
These worksheets are extremely simple to use. Each guides you step-by-step on how to regain the power and control that immediately transforms those nasty habits into fearless weight loss, heightened performance and lifelong bliss!
The“Eat SMART, Run STRONG 30-Day Challenge Success Manual” also comes with following special BONUSES…