Throwing in my 2 cents...
diamondgeog and I seem to be pretty similar. I have found that exercise, running in particular, does NOT increase my appetite (I too recently started a c25k program). Eating starchy bready grainy things increases my appetite. I eat carbs, but severely restrict those that come from bread, pasta, cookies, cakes, candy etc. I don't reward myself with food - I'm not saying I never eat something starchy sugary, whatever - I'm saying I don't call it a "treat" and I don't tell myself it is a reward. It is just less than optimal food that I ate for whatever reason.
On the other hand, I know plenty of people who do get hungry after exercise, and/or use their exercise as an excuse to reward themselves with no so good for them food. I don't think that is unusual.
Personally, I think people are kind of like NASCAR vehicles - all basically stock, but some run faster than others based on a myriad of factors, and there is no one size fits all diet and exercise plan.
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