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I am going to be training for a marathon (date: Oct. 6th) and am curious about how to proceed if I do another round or two before then? In the past the only way I was successful was carrying carrots, apples, bananas, nuts and larabars with me - I teach water aerobics, HiiT, and treadmill classes at our local Y. When I am in my training/running season along with classes I notice that I have to eat ALOT. (Also was training for half marathons at the time) If I eat the recommended 3 daily meals, plus a pre and a post (4th) meal. I'm still ravenous. Now, in the past I have just drank more water or some tea or tried to distract myself. But it has proven very difficult and I notice my performance is well "meh" along with I don't get tigerblood - I'm usually more like a saber tooth tiger. 
Anyone who has experience or insight? 
- I have played with portion sizes but wasn't quite sure if that was appropriate or in the spirit of W30. 

Also, my husband would be grateful because he is not keen on a grocery bill of $150 (or over) for 2 people for 7-10 days worth of meals - or that I eat his portions. :D

THANK YOU!

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15 hours ago, AliciaV08 said:

Hello!
I am going to be training for a marathon (date: Oct. 6th) and am curious about how to proceed if I do another round or two before then? In the past the only way I was successful was carrying carrots, apples, bananas, nuts and larabars with me - I teach water aerobics, HiiT, and treadmill classes at our local Y. When I am in my training/running season along with classes I notice that I have to eat ALOT. (Also was training for half marathons at the time) If I eat the recommended 3 daily meals, plus a pre and a post (4th) meal. I'm still ravenous. Now, in the past I have just drank more water or some tea or tried to distract myself. But it has proven very difficult and I notice my performance is well "meh" along with I don't get tigerblood - I'm usually more like a saber tooth tiger. 
Anyone who has experience or insight? 
- I have played with portion sizes but wasn't quite sure if that was appropriate or in the spirit of W30. 

Also, my husband would be grateful because he is not keen on a grocery bill of $150 (or over) for 2 people for 7-10 days worth of meals - or that I eat his portions. :D

THANK YOU!

The only thing to say if you're ravenous is that you're not eating enough - that doesn't really make the grocery bill go down but if you're doing this much activity and training for a marathon, you're going to need to eat to fuel that.  You SHOULD play around with portion sizes to get your meals to last you 4-5 hours without being ravenous... more fat is the cheapest way to start I think but depending on how much you're actually eating, you may need to increase your meal sizes all the way around... $150 for two people for two weeks of meals is only 37.50 per week which works out to be about $1.75 per meal... he wants to somehow lower this??

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