...comes increased calorie consumption.
February has found me reaching a "plateau" on my weight loss journey. To be fair, we are only 9 days into the month. I experienced a large loss(4.4 pounds) in the last week of January, so I expected a correction of sorts for my first week of February. My weigh in yesterday put me at 191.8, which was up 2.6 pounds from the week before. Again, I'm not complaining as I have lost 9.4 pounds in 40 days. I suppose I am reaching out to blogland for some feedback.
As my weekly mileage has increased into the 30's, my hunger is also increasing. It is a fine balance between proper fuel consumption and binge eating. I am making a concerted effort to consume more protein & carbs in my morning meal; homemade 5 whole grain breakfast bars & Kefir, for example. Lunch also is filled with healthy carbs - quinoa & edamame salad is a staple. I suppose I could stand to increase my veggie intake...and dairy is slowly slipping back into my diet. My thinking is I am working towards a nutrional shift - not a crash diet.
So, to my running breathern...How do you fuel? Do you follow the prescribed 50% carb/30% protein/20%fat ratio? Do you try to consume 25% of your daily calories within an hour of waking up each day? Do you budget more calories in bigger training weeks?
2/8/11 191.8 (up 2.6; 9.4 lost on the year)
Su - 2 hrs on the trails
Mo - Rest
Tu - 1 hr hills
We - Trackwork
Th - Rest
Fr - Drills on grass
Sa - Freedom Run 10k Race
Su - 2 hr 10 min LSR