Miracle foods…

…appear to include the banana, yogurt and broccoli.

In addition to running and biking, I have been reading Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook.

The recommendation, from Owen Barder, is well deserved. At first I picked it up to learn how to eat before and after long runs and bike rides. But it was much more useful as a general nutrition guide (my first attempt since the food pyramid in fifth grade).

One of the more unexpected lessons: if you are hungry in the middle of the afternoon, eat. You’ll have more energy, be less irritable, you won’t overeat and dinner, and you’re less likely to break down and gorge on Reese’s peanut butter cups.

The key: don’t call it a snack, call it a second lunch; you’ll hold yourself to a higher standard and are more likely to eat healthy.

Behavioral nutrition?