I have searched high & low on the internet for meal plan advice for my activity levels. I am very thin & although I eat what I consider to be enough, I also believe that numbers matter to an extent. I am 5'4" & 94 pounds, running approx. 25 miles per week.
A sketch of my current meal plan
Breakfast: 1 1/2 cups of cereal with a cup of milk
Snack: A large apple
Lunch: A turkey sandwich on wheat, a salad, a fiber one bar or triscuits or chips w/ salsa
Dinner: A large serving of meat (usually roast beef or meatloaf, or 2 large chicken breasts), 2 cups of steamed vegetables, one large baked potato or sweet potato
Snack: an orange & cottage cheese or yogurt. OR an orange & oatmeal
Is this sufficient? What else can I be doing, should I do? Thank You!!!!
At 5' 4" and 94 lbs, your BMI is a critical low 16.1 - you are so thin you should not be running at all, and the intake you describe looks at first glance to be around 1,600-1,800 calories, which is about 1,000 calories a day LESS than you need given your running. I eat 500-700 more calories than you every day, and I never run a single step...
I seriously recommend suspending your running completely and seeing a registered dietician/doctor for further advice.
I agree with all of the above. Most people I know who run that much have very high carbohydrate diets... think pasta for dinner along with all that meat. Use full-fat mayo on your sandwich for lunch... instead of a Fiber One bar (which I love, by the way), go for the bars that are made for athletes - lots of good fats, carbs, and protein. There are some really great, all-organic bars out there now that taste fabulous. And, honestly, if you have a craving for pizza or ice cream, allow yourself to go for it every once and awhile!
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