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Tips: Healthy Weight Loss During Marathon Training

  • By Kim Mueller, MS, RD
  • Published Aug. 7, 2013
Looking for a snack? Try an English muffin with peanut butter and a banana. Photo: www.shutterstock.com

Have A Pre-Workout Snack

Research has proven time and time again that restoring blood sugars after a fasting state with a carbohydrate-rich snack before the run will not only extend endurance but will also lower perceived effort — meaning you can go longer and harder, burning more calories for weight loss. To help rebuild blood sugars for enhanced endurance, aim at consuming 400-600 carbohydrate calories in the two hours leading up to the event start. For example, a plain English muffin topped with one tablespoon of peanut butter and a sliced banana would be an ideal snack, with water or a sports drink to wash it down.

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