I have a similar runners diet article, probably from runners world that says 100 calories per mile. I have tried to stick to that and as a result have maintained very nicely. (-: Thank you as this article had some great things I had not read before and a new link as well(-:
I experienced this while training for my upcoming race. (Sunday, think happy thoughts!) When I first started increasing mileage, food was not safe in my presence. It's finally gotten better, though I'm still battling a snacking habit that I picked up along the way.
-- If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.
This was always an issue for me. I believe that as I was building my mileage, my body was struggling to keep up. A 10 mile run or longer would trigger an avalanche of cravings and post run hunger.
Now that I have been at it for a while, I can tell that adaptations have been made and I don't go crazy anymore with hunger. I've become more efficient with my energy usage.
I put this out there for those that may be wondering why the pounds aren't falling off as they are building mileage and dealing with the post run eating attacks. I think that as you become more efficient and your body adapts, it gets far easier to manage...
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