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Decreased appetite with training

Are there any books you can recommend about nutrition for runners? I know a lot of running can create a larger appetite, but so far, it seems to have the reverse effect on me. I just want to make sure the work I'm putting in for running is not ruined by bad habits in the kitchen. I have read a lot of conflicting info, so thought I would get your expert opinions!

Submitted by Erin S.

Hello! Thanks for your question. Nancy Clark, RD is amazing. I did a sports nutrition workshop with her and it was really eye opening. I spoke with my friend Courtney McCliment, RD and she felt that the loss of appetite would probably be temporary but you may be stressing your body. Just remember to still nourish yourself even if you don’t feel like it. I would also watch for these symptoms: •Washed-out feeling, tired, drained, lack of energy
•Mild leg soreness, general aches and pains
•Pain in muscles and joints
•Sudden drop in performance
•Decreased immunity (increased number of colds, and sore throats)
•Decrease in training capacity / intensity
•Moodiness and irritability
•Loss of enthusiasm for the sport
•Decreased appetite
These are symptoms of overtraining. Some are not much by themselves but if you are experiencing several of them at the same time we might need to start dialing back.
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