WIAW #43: post half marathon appetite

by Danica on October 24, 2012

One major “side effect” I noticed from the half marathon was how HUNGRY I’ve been all the time!  And trust me, this is not at all a complaint–I love it!  Looking back at Monday though I really didn’t eat too much more than normal, but I was definitely hungry faster than usual.  I’ll take an excuse to eat more any day though :)

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the following is my food journal from Monday, October 22nd

breakfast

a big bowl of pumpkin oats topped with raisins, almond butter, and these freeze-dried strawberries I recently bought from Swanson Vitamins (they’re super good)

morning snack

a banana

lunch

leftover soup with 12-grain crackers, broccoli and carrots with hummus, and some dark chocolate covered espresso beans (I’m trying really hard to like coffee and I thought this might be helpful…?)

afternoon snack

sea salt and black pepper pistachios and a fuji apple, plus a slice of multigrain bread

dinner

vegetarian mexi-bowls for dinner (brown rice, corn, black beans, onion, fresh salsa, guacamole) with blue corn tortilla chips for scooping some of it up

dessert

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applesauce + PB2 + cinnamon
**delicious combo–try it if you haven’t already!

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Do you notice major differences in your appetite based on what kinds of workouts you do?

Unless it’s a long run (like Sunday’s), I typically don’t notice it from running.  I do, however, notice a difference/increase in my appetite every day that I weight train!  Like this morning–You should’ve seen the size of my cereal bowl :)

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amanda @ Eat More Rabbit Food October 24, 2012 at 8:31 am

Strength training always leaves me starving!

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2 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy October 24, 2012 at 10:14 am

Those espresso beans look good! I’ve been really hungry this week too, and I don’t know why! I’ve brought running back into my life though, so I’m guessing that could be it?

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3 Jessie October 25, 2012 at 12:04 am

Along with your dessert, pair it with an apple for dipping. Oh but make sure to put the pb2 mix in the freezer for about 5 minutes to get it nice & cold :).

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4 Eating 4 Balance October 26, 2012 at 6:58 am

Hmmm… Those freeze dried strawberries sound good. I get these mini packs of freeze dried fruit from the grocery store sometimes that have dried pears, dried apples, dried strawberries, and dried strawberries and bananas. It is just a bonus that they come in Mickey Mouse packaging!! :)

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