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Digital Subscriptions > Women’s Running > August 2018 > RUNNING ON EMPTY?

RUNNING ON EMPTY?

RUNNERS ARE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO BOTH EATING DISORDERS AND DISORDERED EATING,

IN-DEPTH REPORT

From the pros to amateurs to occasional joggers, keeping an eye on our weight is a pastime just about all runners do. But as a runner, you are twice as likely to suffer from an eating disorder than non-athletes. So where does calorie counting end and toxic eating behaviours begin?

WHAT IS AN EATING DISORDER?

Sounds a simple question, doesn’t it? If you are starving yourself or intentionally vomiting up meals, you have an eating disorder, that’s what many people think. But would you class someone who undertakes a 2:5 fast or a juice cleanse in the same bracket as someone with bulimia nervosa? Many wouldn’t, but the same psychological drivers that make people vulnerable to the latter come from the former.

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It’s a strange thing, our relationship with food. We tuck into our favourite snacks and meals to reward ourselves, cheer ourselves up and celebrate special occasions. Mealtimes can be something to look forward to after a tough day or training session, an opportunity to share quality time with loved ones. For me, food is associated with homeliness and family, but also with health and wellbeing. Fuelling my body nutritiously gives me enormous satisfaction – it gives me a feeling of control, knowing I’m supporting my health and my running. But because of such emotional associations, our relationship with food can become very complex. And, in some cases, even detrimental to health. Over the coming pages, we look at a number of topics surrounding nutrition. From the highly emotive issue of eating disorders (page 30), to the growing trend of going meat-free (page 62), we give you the facts to help you make sense of how your diet impacts your training and heath – mental and physical. If you are moving to a vegetarian or vegan diet, you’ll find heaps of expert advice on everything from getting the right protein intake to vitamin and mineral deficiencies – and even a seven-day, meat-free meal planner (page 69). Of course, there’s lots of non-food content, too, including one feature guaranteed to get you out the door, even for just 15 minutes (page 44).