Sunday, March 29, 2015

Choices, Choices, Choices

As on most Saturday mornings, I am out running with my buds (duh!). Although distances vary, we often end up back at Runner’s World Tulsa to cool down, hydrate & re-load our carbohydrate stores.

Herein lies the dilemma (or as I said - - - CHOICES!).

Being a Vegan Runner DOES NOT MEAN that one has to eat healthy. There are plenty of vegan junk food choices so a vegan lifestyle DOES NOT ALWAYS EQUAL A HEALTHY lifestyle.

This is where one needs to be careful with what one choses to re-fuel with & if there is nothing healthy, to have iron wills to not eat the junk & head out to your local healthy restaurant to re-fuel.

As I rambled about in an earlier post,OREOS are vegan.

Are they healthy - - - - I think NOT! (they are good though)

Well how about something crunchy? Also, after all that running & sweating (loosing sodium), something crunchy AND salty would be nice.
Well it might taste good at the moment, but it is not necessarily healthy.

Fritos, Lays Potato Chips, cracker Jacks are all LOADED with nasty additives (not to mention way too much sodium).

Better yet, why not choose something natural AND healthy? Something like carrot sticks or some fresh fruit!

Surly one can have some fresh orange slices, sliced apples, bananas (love that potassium, eh?).

If things are planned out, you can re-fuel healthy.

At a recent trip to Sprout’s, I found Justin’s Almond Butter in individual packets! What a GOLD MINE!

With all of this new found info, go enjoy your long runs & re-load with HEALTHY snacks!

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