Oooooh, that is so annoying, Iris! Here you're trying to do the polite thing but they don't have any problem being buttinski's.....sigh.
Here's something I'm totally ignorant about and I hope eHellions who are parents/former teen athletes can enlighten me: if you don't have an eating disorder, don't you get hungry when your body needs food? (Seriously, I don't know the answer to this!)
Of course you do. Even now, when I'm running more than usual, I will eat a lot more food. A lot.
My usual way of eating is, if I'm hungry, I eat. When I'm full, I stop eating. When I've just put in 15 miles, I'm really hungry, so I eat a lot more than usual, and I'll probably be hungry again in a couple of hours, so I'll eat again. I don't count calories, so I couldn't give a figure, but I'll bet I eat at least twice as much as my husband does when I'm in training mode.