I am an occupational health nurse trying to find some information for one of our plant employees.
The employee is a 47 year old male. He has lost approximately 18 lbs. in the past 3 months through healthy eating (Weight Watchers) and running.
He is training for a half-marathon in January 2009. He feels like he may not be getting enough carbohydrates. He feels a real lack of energy about half way through his training runs, which vary from 4 to 10 miles at this point.
I've given him some information on carbohydrates in general, such as type of food, available carbs/serving, glycemic index, etc.
Can you help in providing any other information about the nutritional needs of an active adult male, especially one who is training for distance running? What resources can he check out on his own?
Thanks for a great website! We currently have a weight loss challenge in place for our employees. I may have more questions for you later.
Jackie B. RN
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