For several months I ate healthily without watching my calories. I ate more healthy stuff and was able to exercise very hard, typically running 6 miles a day and weight training some days too.
But then I noticed the scale stall and even start to budge up so I started tracking my calories. This resulted in a modest cut in my daily food intake.
But cutting my calories has adversely affected my workouts. I can't do the six milers as often any more and I sometimes feel less energetic going into some of my lifting sessions.
Is it normal to feel like this?