27 Jun '14, 3pm

Jessica Hofheimer: Poor Diets Equal Unhappy Bodies

Jessica Hofheimer: Poor Diets Equal Unhappy Bodies

My biggest struggle with the way I eat as an endurance athlete is getting enough protein in my diet on a daily basis. After my runs I typically get myself a soy latte (which has 15g of protein) and/or make myself a smoothie using a vegan protein powder such as Vega or VeganMax (about 25g of protein per serving). I throw things like sunflower seeds, hemp hearts and almonds into my salads and steamed veggies to pack in more protein. One of my favorite snacks is an apple with sunflower seed butter or almond butter on it. I don’t count calories or fat, but lately I’ve been trying to pay attention to how many grams of protein I take in each day. I am pretty sure I used to consume maybe 20 grams a day and that simply isn’t anywhere close to enough. I have been getting somewhere around 60-80 grams a day in these last few weeks and can tell it is making a difference in how I feel.

Full article: http://running.competitor.com/2014/06/saucony-26-strong/j...

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