First off, I shall start with some advice. Do not eat a high fiber snack one hour before a run. Trust me....not a good idea.
Moving on....as you all know, I have been trying to lose weight and I have been fairly successful. Well, today my husband had the afternoon off, so I was able to get out for a run. I had had a light lunch at noon (cheese and tomato sandwich, handful of Pirate's Booty and cup of cantaloupe) and then a fiber bar (UGH!) and a few cashews an hour before my run. By mile 3, I was STARVING! I tend to have blood sugar level issues, so not only was I hungry, but starting to get shaky. As soon as I reached the car, I skipped the post run stretches and headed to a Starbucks about a block away for a hot chocolate. I actually read that chocolate milk is a great post-race snack...so I had it...just hot, cause that is how I roll.
So...how do I maintain a low calorie diet and still feel good on my runs? I don't usually have a snack mid-run unless it is at least 6 miles. Maybe I should carry sport beans with my and use them if I need to? At mile 3 I would have LOVED some sport beans.
So...you experienced runners out there...any advice for me?