Most runners love eating almost as much as running, even if they don’t go about it the same way.
Some diligent souls keep track of every gram of carbohydrate and protein that passes their lips.
Others are so consumed with work, kids, and training that they grab whatever seems healthy enough.
Of course, there’s no single right way to eat well. Each approach has its own merits and drawbacks.
The key to fueling your body and running your best, says nutritionist Tara Coleman, is to understand your tendencies, so you can build on healthy choices and adjust not-so-good-for-you habits.
Whether you graze every few hours or eat the same three meals every day, here’s how to tweak your diet so it better meets your nutritional and running needs.
There are six types of eaters, click on the relevant identity to learn how to eat smarter: