We all over-indulge at Christmas, and why not, we all train hard enough, so we deserve a little break once a year. With your training well underway for the 2019 Llanelli Half Marathon, we have come up with a few simple Healthy Eating Tips to help you during the festive period.

5 Healthy Eating Tips

  • Fruit and Vegetables

Make sure you’re getting the right nutrients and vitamins by eating plenty of fruit and veg.

  • Protein

Food such as eggs are a really good source of protein and will help your muscles to recover after your training.

  • Carbohydrates

Eating pasta is a good low-fat, slow-release energy option to help fuel your runs. It’s also important to eat some carbs within half an hour of your training to help replenish your glycogen stores.

  • Cereal Bars

These can be a good, quick snack option – just make sure they’re not filled full of sugar.

  • Hydrate

Don’t forget to hydrate!! Before, during and after your run you should ensure you are taking on-board enough water to keep yourself hydrated. Even though it feels cold outside, you will still sweat and lose water during your training so make sure you drink plenty of water.

Remember everything in moderation, that goes for training too. So don’t just eat well, give your body the chance to relax and recover, you will feel better for it, when the training ramps up next year.

Most importantly, remember to enjoy the festive period – Eat, Run and be Merry!!