Step by step 7 day Meal Plans For Runners
These 7 day meal plans will help you fuel your body correctly in order to help you get fitter, perform better during training, and perhaps, also reduce your body fat along the way.
Runners spend so much time getting their training right!
Getting your nutrition right is just as important.
Not fueling your body correctly during training can lead to injury, fatigue and reduced performance.
This simple to follow meal plan, will tell you what to eat to support your training.
If you are investing months into physically training your body, you need to also invest time into understanding how to nourish and fuel your body correctly to ensure you achieve your running goals.
What’s included in your 7 day Meal Plan?
Reset Performance Meal Plans
1800 calories per day
Real Food Reset Plan is suitable for those who are exercising 5-10 hours per week, and perhaps looking to shed a few kilos, or for those who are returning to regular training
High Performance Meal Plans
2500 calories per day
Real Food High Performance Plan is suitable for people doing 10-15 hours of training per week, and looking to improve their performance by focusing on a nutrient dense diet.
Owner of Nutrition Practice, Mad On Nutrition
Learn from the experts
Created by nutritionist and endurance athlete, Tamara Madden, The 7 day meal plans, have been designed to help runners achieve their personal best..
Owner of successful Nutrition Practice, Mad On Nutrition, Tamara, has helped thousands of athletes improve their nutrition to support their race goals.
My years of working as a nutritionist, has helped me to develop these 7 day meal plans, specifically designed to help you remain injury free, and eat whole great food to promote improved performance.
These 7 Day Meal Plans For Runners really work. See what our runners say
The meals plans do all the thinking for me … the shopping list is so handy, and the recipes are easy to follow. Not only do I eat better meals and snacks, but I also have less food waste at the end of the week. Highly recommended.
After running my 4th Half Marathon, I couldn’t figure out why I hadn’t lost the weight I had expected. Following these meal plans has made all the difference, in terms of both weight loss and improved performance. As a full-time working Mum, I love not having to think about meals for the week ahead. The meal plans have helped me stay on track with my food choices and make sure that I eat food only worthy of a Triathlete.
Training for the UTA 50 this year has often left me hungry. My wife is health conscious, so starting the meal plans have been great for both of us. She cuts out a few of the snacks and I get the right nutrition to fuel my training. The meals are really delicious as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the meal plan follow a diet protocol ? – ie low carb, paleo, sugar free
No. The meal plan is a balance of healthy carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The meal plan is based on the principle of Just Eat Real Food, it includes a variety of protein sources, wholegrains, plenty of vegetables, a small amount of whole fruit and healthy fats.Personal Best Plan. That is for you.
Can I adjust the meal plan to suit my personal needs ?
Yes you can. The Reset program is suitable for most people of medium build and doing a moderate amount of exercise. If you are a smaller build, then you can eliminate one of the snacks. This plan is also suitable for those who are looking to shed a few excess kilos in preparation for getting back into exercise.
The High Performance Plan is suitable if you are a larger build or small/medium build doing a high level of exercise ( 8+ hrs per week.) This plan is adjustable - by adding or subtracting the number of snacks to meet your energy demands.
Can I use the evening meal for the whole family ?
Yes you can. The evening meals are generally family friendly options, and can be scaled to include more portions, you will just have to adjust the shopping list accordingly.
If you are catering for very active and growing children you may need to include a side dish of carbohydrate such as rice, pasta, cous cous or potato. Or corn and peas are also a great option.
Does the plan cater for certain food intolerance ?
These plans are generic, as such, they do not cater for specific nutritional requirements or food intolerance. For a specific plan please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org