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Bratkay Amateur 17 posts since
Jun 16, 2009
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May 14, 2013 8:57 AM

Any runners out there that follow the Atkins principle of nutrition?

Was concerned about goo?  How many carbs and if there was something else to replace it?

  • KaelynsMama Rookie 4 posts since
    Apr 9, 2012

    I try to watch my carbs and not eat a bunch of junk food like ice cream and chips but low carb options really won't replace something like goo because it is pretty much pure carbs. I hear bananas and raisins are nearly as good as goo but definitely not low carb. =)

  • Hawkwind Rookie 4 posts since
    Jan 8, 2012

    Carbs are critical for any running....esspecially long distance runners. I can't imagine trying to run more than 6 miles without carbs. Try (as KaelynsMana mentioned) bananas, which are also a great source of potassium.

  • JustGlori Amateur 8 posts since
    Mar 16, 2013

    When I first started C25k, I was following Atkins. I also did the program 6 days a week instead of 3. By week 3 I was noticing that I was tired all the time. Week 4, I was napping 3-4 hours a day (after my runs) on top of 8-10 hours of sleep at night. Even with all that sleeping, I was still exhausted all the time. Soon, I was suffering from fatigue. A friend of mine told me that low carb diets are for people who don't exercise and that I needed to add complex carbs to my diet.. best piece of advice ever. I started eating brown rice, wheat bread, whole wheat pasta, etc, I'm still losing weight, but I'm no longer fatigued.

    C25k Graduate - 5/25/13

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