I see you live in PA - so you have similar whether to me in CT! I heard something the other day on the radio about it being the time of year where everyone craves carbs. I guess because it is getting darker sooner and it is getting cold.
My advise: Stay away from simple carbs. The more I eat, the more I crave. Stick as much as you can to complex carbs/whole grain foods (whole wheat pasta, whole wheat bread, quinoa, barley, brown rice, etc.). Skip any white bread, 100 calorie packs, desserts, candy, etc.
I shoot for 50% of my calories from carbs which works to about 200 g of carbs. That has been working well for me - when I go much lower, I can't seem to keep away the hungries.
Also - since you are new to running, that may boost your appetite for a bit - but you will get used to that. If I have a particularly hard workout and I feel supper hungry, I go ahead and have an additional 100 - 150 cal snack.
"I'd rather waltz than just walk through the forrest"
- Sprint Triathlon: 9/11/2011
- Half Marathon: 9/18/2011
- Weigh under 210: GOAL!!! As of 7/16/2010
- Next goal: Get BACK to under 210