As I posted about quite a bit on the Road Cycling forum, I just completed my first century since March, and I noticed today that my hunger is on overdrive mode today. I ate a pretty big breakfast (five small egg white omelet with cheese, four waffles with syrup and light orange juice), but two hours later I was feeling pretty hungry! I ate a little less than eight ounces of oatmeal with brown sugar with coffee to subside, and two hours later the cycle restarts.
Is this normal after a long ride like that? I didn't go hard on that ride except in a few spots, and while I do a much harder commute two (or three) days a week, I don't get hunger pangs like I have today. I've felt this before, but mostly when I was just getting really serious about cycling (i.e. cycling almost every day).