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What is it about being tired that makes you want to eat?


Wednesday, April 04, 2012

This is more of a complaint than a blog. So, yesterday, the kids and I went out and got the chill zone at Cumberland Farms (like a Seven Eleven). I got a diet coke. I've been going without diet soda and caffeine for about 3 months now and it was just supposed to be a little treat. Well, last night at 3am when I was fighting to go to sleep, I was cursing my little treat. Homeschooling doesn't get put off because Mom's tired, so I slept in a little late, but still got up at 7am and I'm exhausted. I have been soooooo hungry today. Thankfully, I've been snacking healthy and staying away from too many carbs, no matter what my body is telling me. Right now I feel a little less hungry. I had marinated tofu on a multigrain sandwich thin for lunch with a smear of a peanutbutter/rice vinegar and liquid aminos (natural soy sauce) spread on it, topped with some sliced mini sweet bell peppers and red onion. It was very tasty and very fulfilling, so I don't feel the urge to eat right now. But, what is it about being tired and wanting to open the fridge and inhale? Is it a survival response, or is it just that my body has shut down whatever controls my appetite so it can keep other things functioning?
I don't know. I think I'll just take a nap in a little while and dream up an answer.....
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VALLITTLEMAMA5 4/5/2012 7:37AM

    Sounds delicious! I'll try it!

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VALLITTLEMAMA5 4/4/2012 5:51PM

    I know that feeling! When I'm tired, self-control goes BOINK!! And I think my brain registers any bodily discomfort (headache, exhaustion, etc.) as hunger. Weird! I chose "get 8 hours of sleep" as one of my BreakAway Goals (or whatever they're called). I think I've appreciated that as much as eating well and exercising! Hope your body feels normal soon!

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