So, you are following the ELLE 0-5K running plan (great news!), but if you want to get the best out of your running you need to tweak your diet.
‘Being more active takes its toll on your immune system, eat a healthy antioxidant-rich diet boosted with the right supplements’ says Moses.
But don’t worry it’s not all lettuce leaves, you’re allowed a cheat day! Read on for Nike Master Trainer Sonja Moses 0-5K diet plan and top tips...
2-3 eggs scrambled with antioxidant-rich coconut oil, spinach and lean bacon.
Alternatively, whole fat Greek yoghurt with chopped nuts and cocoa nibs with vanilla essence or cinnamon.
‘Running first thing? Have a half glass of fruit juice topped up with water before you go then eat breakfast after,’ says Moses.
If you want to exercise at lunchtime have a mid-morning snack to fuel you workout, try half a chicken breast with sweet potato or avocado.
Lean meat or fish with green vegetables (they have the most antioxidants). If you are exercising in the evening add brown rice or sweet potato to your lunch.
Avoid carbohydrates in the evening especially if you want to lose inches, go for steak or fish with vegetables.
Don’t get disheartened if you fall of the diet wagon!
In fact, in the first three weeks why don't you have a cheat day, (maybe 24 hours from Saturday PM to Sunday PM) where you can eat and drink what you like, within reason – maximum two alcoholic drinks!
Weeks 3-6: Have a half cheat day each week.
When choosing alcohol, go for lower calorie options like Prosecco/champagne or white spirits like vodka and gin.
The Right Supplements:
Essentials, £39.10 by Usana contain all the necessary vitamins, minerals and antioxidants your body needs when you’re exercising.
Pure Fish Oil, from £10.40 for 60 capsules by Lamberts. These are very powerful antioxidants and help to release those feel good hormones!