I'm sure this has probably been a thread before, but I recently began training and I have noticed large changes in appetite as I've added 3-mile runs to my life.
I have been using my SP Nutrition Tracker to log my food every day to make sure that I don't go over in calories...but I had a couple questions that aren't really answered anywhere on SP.
1. If I'm running and let's say I burn 500 calories in a short run...is it OK for me to still stay within my SP cal limits for the day or am I shortchanging my body? i.e. Does my body need MORE fuel? And how do I get that to reflect in my tracker? (I am in a weight loss phase too...that's important to note...I have 90 or so lbs left to go)
2. There are ways for me to track nutrients and key things like fiber - and I do. But...is there a guideline on, say, an amount of carbs I should be adding to my basic nutrition plan simply because I'm running off so much of the food I'm putting in to my body?
I hope those questions make sense. My main concern here is that I *think* I'm doing well because I'm coming in every day in my target calorie range, but in reality my body might enter starvation mode because of my increased activity level with running.
Thanks for any advice and help!!!
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