To get out of our weight loss rut, my wife and I have decided to see a nutritionist and dietitian. Actually, she is “seeing” her, I am piggy backing on my wife’s program. We both have lost about 5 pounds in the first 10 days. The key? With each meal, or thing you eat, you need to have 5g of protein and 5g of fiber. Even salads. We top our salads with fiber one cereal. Sounds odd, but it tastes great. We made chocolate haystacks for snacks out of fiber one cereal and low fat peanut butter, we eat only the whole-est of wheat bread and drink 70 to 100 oz of water a day. We avoid salt and sugar like the plague and feel great and oddly not very hungry thanks to all the fiber.
This will only help my running, of course. Less weight means more speed, less fatigue and less strain on my back and joints. Eating better food will give me more energy on my runs (I think it already has, the last three runs have been fast and great).
Now I can wear that man-thong at the beach. Just kidding.