Focus On Food

This week, I’ve really been trying to focus on food. I’ve been eating chicken, eggs, bagel thins with peanut butter, bananas and veggies. As a treat, I’ve had sugar-free chocolate pudding and a Hershey Kiss or two.

Still, I have been eating at the higher end of my calorie range to fuel up for the race this weekend. I read that it’s better to “carb-load” during the week prior to the race, than just the night before. I don’t think I’ve been eating too many extra carbs, but I’m not being as restrictive as I normally would, either.

I wrote an article for HellaWella.com this week about the guidelines I followed to lose the first 50 lbs. You can read it here! I think returning to the basics, such as the tips in this article, plus going back to my calorie limit of 1,500-1,700, will help me a lot.

While I’m excited about the race on Sunday, I’m kinda ready to get this half-marathon over with and get on to focusing on food and exercises to shave off the weight. It’s not that I can’t lose weight while training for along race, I just think it’s harder to do.

Do you ever lose weight when you train for long races? What would your Top 5 tips be to change your eating habits?

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About stellarfashionandfitness

I am Jennifer, a 34-year-old woman living in Birmingham, Ala., miles from my Northeast-based family and some of my closest friends, but loving the Magic City, my husband and the friends I’ve made here in the South. I’ve lived in nine different states, plus London, and worked for some top-notch publications (Southern Living, Women’s Wear Daily/W magazine) as a writer and copy editor. Now I am loving my role as assistant editor at a bass fishing magazine.
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One Response to Focus On Food

  1. Sounds like you have a good plan ahead! Also, great HellaWella article!

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