I just ate dinner. Toaster waffles, fresh from the Farmers Market whipped honey, and eggs. I wasn't feeling sleepy before I ate, but now I'm ready for a nap. Oh, and I had a half cup of ice cream while deciding what to eat for dinner.
This made me realize that just a couple days ago, my husband made salisbury steak (from the frozen foods section) and mashed potatoes (from a box) and after I ate that, I was extremely tired.
The first time I noticed this tired feeling was after eating at Hardee's. I was energized and ready to go, then I ate dinner at Hardee's and had to come home and go to bed because I was so exhausted. We've eaten there since then and I had the Eat This, Not That turker burger. I was fine after that meal.
So now I am going to try to start paying attention to what different foods do to me. Is it high carbs or high processing (or both) that makes me sleepy? Is there anything that makes me feel energized? I know I didn't sleep well last night; does that increase the sleepiness effect of certain foods for me? I am going to see what I can find out by keeping record in the "Notes" section of my Nutrition Tracker. Wish me luck!
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