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. The idea of gaining weight is not necessarily appealing; however, it may be necessary... 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 Snack: Pretzles 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!!!!
If running is absolutely necessary for your lifestyle you'll definitely have to increase your calorie intake tenfold. I've given up running in order to gain the weight necessary to be healthy.
I eat high calorie meals, lots of meat & poultry. Veggies & fruit for snacks in between. ALWAYS eat a high calorie breakfast, it truly is the most important meal of the day. Someone told me to eat every 3 hours, but depending on my schedule it can be more or less.