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Over-compensating

Friday, February 15, 2013

I've been putting in a lot more mileage this year and have been trying to adjust my calorie intake. I haven't got it right yet, swinging from 176 to 188 lbs and back a few times. I still have good control over the "bad for me" foods. I can easily avoid them, but I am starting to binge on "good" stuff. A post-run handfull of peanuts can during the course of a day, turn into eight oz. A boiled egg becomes four. Half a banana becomes a bunch and two oz. tuna in water becomes two cans. These are the snacks, I try to space throughout the day and come on top of my planned meals.
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MEXGAL1 2/16/2013 9:43AM

    I am with you on this.....it's easy to add way too many calories even if the food is healthy. I had to break that habit of going into the pantry and grabbing a handful of nuts. I did break it and it really helped...as those calories do add up!
Have a terrific day.
Sallie

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 2/15/2013 5:02PM

    Maybe you could fill up on either low cal fruit/veggies or liquid with these sources of protein? This works for me when my tummy wants to feel full.
Saves on calories, for sure!

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BOILHAM 2/15/2013 4:18PM

    I hear you! I keep hearing how we runners are hungry all the time. No consolation for me that eveyone else is hungry, too. I'm having a bit of trouble lately maintaining control.
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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/15/2013 11:44AM

    Wow, you've hit on one of my big food problems. It's amazing how much I'll eat while telling myself that it's OK because it's "Good for me"

My snacks during the day often equal my calories from meals.

I'm trying to increase my distance too, but I can't blame that. I have an enormous capacity to eat food even without the extra miles done.



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