Day 472 - Double D
- "At least one day before running, limit or avoid fiber and gas-producing foods, such as beans, bran, fruit and salad. If you run every day, experiment to find a tolerable level of fiber. Otherwise, simply eat high-fiber and gas-producing foods after you run.
- At least one day before running, limit or avoid sweeteners called sugar alcohols — most often found in sugar-free candies, gum and ice cream.
- For three to six hours before running, limit or avoid caffeine and high-fat foods.
- For at least two hours before running, don't eat anything at all.
- Before, during and after running, drink plenty of fluids. Dehydration can lead to THE DOUBLE D. Avoid warm liquids, however, which can speed food through the digestive tract.
- While running, use caution with energy gel and energy bars. In some people, these products can contribute to THE DOUBLE D.
- If you're lactose intolerant, switch to lactose-reduced or lactose-free milk and milk products.
In addition, wear comfortable, loosefitting clothing when you run. Clothing that's too tight around the waist may aggravate THE DOUBLE D. You might also consider reducing the intensity or distance of your runs until THE DOUBLE D improves. Then gradually increase your activity as your signs and symptoms allow.
If these tips don't seem to help, consult your doctor for additional suggestions."