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5/9/12 4:18 P

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Excellent catch...the connection between sleep and sweets (as well as the ability to resist sweets)

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Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

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5/9/12 12:23 P

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When I am tired, I, too turn to sweets to make me feel more awake. Unfortunately, it seems to make me more drowsy and then I just want to take a nap. Sometimes it's not just the sweets that turn me upside down. It can happen with all those white things - potatoes, rice, noodles, bread. I think it's the high glycemic content that hurts me.


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I've been using SparkPeople for 6 weeks now and I've noticed that being tired is when I tend to let down my guard and grab a quick sugar fix.



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I so agree. I am on day 4. Yesterday I got more done than I have in weeks. I just feel ready to face challenges too. I wish sugar didn't have this effect but facing the truth well. Ya know pretending won't help.

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For me, sugar makes me tired. I have been working on eliminating sugar from my diet for several weeks and I have noticed I have more energy and the less sweets I eat the less I crave.

Yesterday was an off day at work and I had some sweets. Today I am paying the price. All I want to do is crawl back into bedemoticon

I also noticed many months ago that any type of sugar free drinks make me start craving sugar. I avoid them as much as possible.

When I do eat sweets or sugar it's not because I am craving it but because I am giving in to the "habit" of eating it.

You really have to pay attention and listen to your body. It really does let you know what is good and what is not.

Edited by: MARISERV at: 5/9/2012 (08:07)
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Not only do I crave sweets I want to eat more. I am a florist and had 3 long prom weekends working half the night and this week is mothers day and I want to eat, eat, eat,, Last night I even spooned a ice cream topping for chocolate... Yikes.... realized what I did too late... but i found you this morning. Today is my day off thanks for being here
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I have the same problem. When I do find I have not had enough sleep and there is no way to sneak in a quick nap, I've had some luck with drinking herbal teas, especially peppermint. I also have found that having more meat and veggies rather than fruit helps. Something about the sweet fruit just makes me want a cookie that much more.


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KBRADFORD88
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I have also found certain supplements make my cravings better. L-Tryptophan . If my iron is low that can make it worse too. When I hit 40, I was tired all the time. Caffeine also made it worse. Do you have things that keep you from sleep or are you just a late nighter?

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SHOOPETTE
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Yes it's your brain asking for a quick fix to stay alert. I also overeat all day if I've had a bad night's sleep



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I have noticed that when I am tired I creave sugar and chocolate. If it is a night of little sleep it is real bad in the morning. I try to tame this by getting 7 hrs of sleep a night. emoticon

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