A week or so ago I was contacted by the PR team behind Vapiano to partake in the new fitness campaign; #EatPastaRunFaster. After visiting the new Italian eatery earlier in the year in London, (see review here) there's no way I was turning this collaboration down! Heading to the recently opened Manchester venue, based at the Triangle, I was set for another deliciously tasty evening.
As a regular runner and all-round gym enthusiast, the new campaign sounded extremely exciting! Created by registered Dietician and Nutritionist Sarah Schenker, the 5-day nutritionally balanced plan was created for regular runners who make it between 5-10K each session. To insure you always perform to your maximum, a healthy balanced diet is needed to keep you fit and energised. The right diet will in touch, help boost your immune system and reduce the risk of injuries – which we all know are a pain if you’ve got a holiday coming up and you’ve been told you can’t train for a few weeks!
In order to maintain a healthy diet and enhance your performance, it’s all about finding the right balance… And yes, that’s including that dreaded food group you’ve probably missed out in the past – CARBS! Gone are the days where girls would skip breakfast, eat an apple for lunch and carrot sticks for dinner with no carbs in-sight. It’s all about being strong not skinny. To do this you need to train hard, but eat right too!
Balancing your carb intake like these delicious pasta dishes from Vapiano with loads of protein, vegetables, fruit and veg packed breakfasts, lighter evening meals plus soups and salads will have your winning in no time!
Here we tried the beaut Anti-pasti dish loaded with meats and fresh bread, with the Vapiano Aglio E Olio made with fresh linguine – would highly recommend this dish! Obviously I tried a slice of the Fiorentina thin crust pizza with spinach, egg and black olives too… What’s the fun in a plus one if it means you can’t try what they’re eating ;)
To find out more information on the #EatPastaRunFaster campaign or Vapiano, visit the website here.