I am a c25k graduate and now run between 5k and 10k 3 times a week - varying the distance to suit my feelings on the day. Sometimes I feel really good - and if the sun is shining its a real lift - on those days I might run 15k.
When I run a lot I get very very hungry later in the day. Massive cravings for food. I try to eat healthily but the cravings will not go away. I have been known to give in and hit the chocolate, jam, peanut butter, bread. Usually peanut butter I consider healthy in moderation but loaded up with jam on white toast it is a good choice (tastes heavenly though).
Does anyone else get post exercise cravings? Any tips for controlling the hunger urges? I know that getting a balance of calories and nutrition for the week is probably the answer. Something that won't allow my blood sugar to get too low or to spike too high after I return? I don't seem to be able to get it. Perhaps it is a problem of using food as reward as much as it is biochemical. Any tips on that?