Runner’s diet plan: What to know

Susan S. Johnson

Running requires a lot of energy, but knowing what and when to eat can be confusing for newer runners. A balanced diet with adequate carbohydrates will keep runners fueled and satisfied.

Every diet is individual. No one diet works for everyone, and there is no specific diet that works for every runner.

If someone is starting a running plan, they may want to make some tweaks to their existing diet. They can focus on consuming an adequate amount of carbohydrates, eating enough before and after workouts, and filling their plate with various fruits and vegetables.

A person’s caloric needs will

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