How can i stay full as a young long distance runner?


ColtonGates

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I am a gangly, 6 foot 2 inches, 155 lb, 17 year old teenage male, and I decided to do the whole 30 with my parents. I am incredibly nervous, but very excited. I have already cut out most of the sugar in my life, but i am still very reliant on grain like stuff (Oatmeal, Ezekiel bread, beans, and rice), and i definitely do not eat enough vegetables. I am a very dedicated long distance runner and run 6 times a week totally 40 miles (pace is usually from 6:15-6:45) and also i go to the gym 3 times a week to lift. 

I am going to start the whole 30 on January first. I already know that i will struggle to stay full and to not lose weight. I already eat a ridiculous amount of food, and i don't now how i could possibly be full on the whole 30 diet. I am currently in my off-season, but my training regiment will begin to increase on day 10 of the whole thirty. If you have any personal experiences that will help me please share. I am also looking for any specific tips or advice to help me stay full and to not lose weight if possible (i am willing to eat anything that will help me become a better athlete). Please help.

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Hi, I'm an athlete as well. Eat Very frequently. Lots of meals per day. The person above me said eat starchy veggies at least one meal per day...I would disagree and say you should be eating them every time you eat. Eat tons of potatoes of all varieties! Purple, white, sweet, red, any kind really. Keep your calories high by drizzling olive oil on just about anything (except directly After your workouts/training! Stick to carbs and Protein around training times, as you don't want glycogen restoration to be slowed down by fats)  For good healthy weight gain/maintenance you should be eating 185-235g protein per day and well over 300g carbs. Potatoes potatoes potatoes! Don't be afraid of fatty proteins as they are calorically dense- which is what you need as a slender male teenage athlete. Fill the rest of your calories with fats as you see fit/as you feel out your hunger/energy levels. Hope this helps. 

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