I did a little dieting before running the half-marathon this past weekend, but I did a lot of eating properly. I timed my protein, carb, and fat intakes around my running times every day and avoided junk food while still eating a ton of calories. Good nutrition and good timing goes a long way to making a decent runner into a good runner.
So in the past two days, I've eaten every food that I've been craving but avoiding for the past month. Yesterday I had four Crunch bars for lunch followed by chicken nuggets AND pizza for dinner. Then I had two more Crunch bars for dessert. Tonight, chips and dip for dinner. Maybe brie and Triscuits for dessert. I wonder if they make huge bags of Reese's Pieces. My belt feels tighter already.