"Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first."
"If we're not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn't settle for junk food."
Butternut squash soup
Today, I'd really like to pick your brains about nutrition. Almost all of you, at some point, have written about what you eat, or what you don't eat, or what your favorite fuel is before a run...basically, about food. I've pretty much avoided food talk, because I'm a crappy cook and I'm a lazy cook...so I tend to eat the same things over and over again. I'm so bored with my food...and I've got some great cookbooks, so it's not the material that's missing. In this case, it's been the motivation. Then there's making sure I'm eating enough in quantity and in quality to take me through my upcoming marathon training (which, starts this Sunday). I've been thinking about meeting with a sports nutritionist, but first, I want to know what you all think.
Do you see a nutritionist to help you plan your training diet?
Have you ever seen a nutritionist?
Is it worth the time and expense?
What's the best piece of advice you've ever gotten, and used, regarding nutrition?
Do you know any great blogs that talk about proper nutrition while training?
What's your trick for managing to make new recipes and making sure you have variety in your diet?
The thing is, it's not that I eat lots of junk food or that my diet is not healthy. But, it's definitely not varied enough and I doubt I'm getting enough vegetables...mostly because I get sick of eating the same things. I need help...and I need to find the motivation to get cooking...literally!
Any advice will be much appreciated...there's really always something to work on isn't there :)