3 Diets That Are Good for Runners

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Our friend, Jane Griffin,BSc RD, who's a Sports Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant and author of Food for Sport (www.eatwellperformbetter.co.uk), told us why she thinks the Low GI eating plan is great for runners.

"Runners who want (and need) to lose weight would do well to follow the Low GI diet. The Low GI (Glycaemic Index) Diet will, unlike many other weight loss diets, still provide you with enough carbohydrate to support your training and marathon while helping you to lose that “dead weight” of excess body fat. You can check out a GI table on the internet or buy one of the GI books on sale. A low GI diet involves making changes to the overall diet in terms of what, rather than how much is eaten, which means that you don’t have to spend time weighing food out. Like many of the more sensible diets around, you do still need to trim back on fat intake as this (along with alcohol) is the most calorific part of the diet. After digesting your food, glucose gets into the bloodstream, causing the release of insulin which has two powerful actions. It allows glucose to move quickly into the cells where it is used as a source of energy and it inhibits the release of fat from fat stores. Using mainly low GI foods you can avoid this scenario and instead force the body to burn body fat to meet your energy requirements. Another advantage is that Low GI foods help to keep hunger pangs at bay. Just one final thing though, you do need to use high GI foods just before and immediately after running – these will be used as an immediate source of energy as you start running and after to put back what you have used in training quickly."

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On the alkaline diet thing, it's worth reading this first:

www.standard.co.uk/.../alkaline-diets-are-silly-but-harmless-6389368.html

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I would like to share the 4th diet that is good for runners is 'the food lovers fat loss system' .

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As I am Coeliac (can't have wheat flour in anything) - just wondering what the best breakfast is for me.  Currently I have natural yogurt with mixed fruit, nuts and seeds, with a banana.  Sometimes I have grapes instead of banana.  Is this a good one?

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Hi,

Alkaline diet is a renowned name pH miracle diet.This diet is perfect for neutralize the acid wastes and allows flushing them out from the body.

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