Eating whatever you want is a freedom many runners enjoy, but if you want to fine-tune your body into a PR-producing machine, you should follow the guidelines of the SNARP program.
The diet choice of many Olympians and top-rated runners, SNARP (Strategic Nourishment And Replenishment Program), was devised after years of extensive research and trial and error by Jim Johnson of Spokane, Washington.
SNARP is rated best diet regimen by the Society of Noteworthy Urban Running Professionals (SNURP). Since 2007, SNURP has been recommending SNARP for all serious runners.
The SNARP program relies on heavy consumption of carbohydrate-laden fruits, vegetables and legumes, which in the correct combination, provide adequate complete proteins. With only slight alterations, it can be made gluten-free.
Recently a group of dietary specialists started their own nutrition plan for runners called Sensible Nutrition – Outstanding Running Performance (SNORP). By using a similar acronym, they hope to siphon away runners seeking the well-regarded SNARP diet. Don’t be snookered! Even the urban professional running organization SNURP says, “SNARP’s snazzy and snappy creator Jim is far more knowledgeable than the sneaky snobs at SNORP.”
Beware; very odd side effects result from using SNORP. It adversely affects the nasal passages, causing very loud breathing noises. It also causes allergic reactions. I recently spoke to a member of a running club in Denver, Colorado that had adopted SNORP’s diet plan. Here’s what he had to say:
“Everyone’s in a snit. Like a bunch of pigs with a cold, we snort and sneeze from the beginning of our run to the end, and it just won’t stop. People snicker at us. We’re snubbed by other runners. We’re giving up SNORP.”
It’s okay to sneer at SNORP’s program. It’s one big dietary snafu. Instead, catch a snippet of Jim Johnson’s great diet plan at SNARPforamazingrunningsuccess.com. You’ll snuff out mediocrity and get a sniff of being a true champion.