Question:

I am recovering from anorexia and am now a healthy weight. I plan to run my first half marathon in October and am just beginning training. I wondered whether I will need to increase my calorie intake whilst I am training, and if so, roughly how much by? Also, what types of food are best to eat to increase my energy levels and stamina? I am also concerned that I may gain weight as I train, and wondered whether there is any “normal” level of weight gain to expect?

Jo

Answer:

Dear Jo,

I assume that you were under the care of a dietician/nutritionist for your anorexia? I would recommend that you consult them regarding your dietary needs for running. Alternatively you could seek advice from a sports nutritionist.

Kind regards

Angela Benjamin MSc MCSP Chartered Physiotherapist

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