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carb cravings and sleep - just my experience

Saturday, November 23, 2013

I have not had time to research the connection between carb cravings and sleep. But I have noticed that during times when I am sleep-deprived I am more likely to want to eat more carbs, especially at night.
Now, my definition of a carb-craving has completely changed. I consider it a carb-craving now if I feel like eating larger or more servings of veggies for carbs, even a small piece of fruit, 2 pieces of chocolate, or too many nuts. None of these are enough to knock me out of ketosis but they are noticable.
I may monitor this a little more to find out how often these things go together.
Does anyone else have this experience?
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    My cravings all pass if I don't give in to them.
    1640 days ago
  • ERIN1957
    I could not agree more.
    Sleep is, as important as food choices.
    I do not have grain carbs in the house, so I have no issue with that, but I can over eat healthy foods, trying hard to get back what I am lacking.
    Usually it is water or sleep, but habits make me try and fuel myself with foods and usually quick food choices. To tired to make something.
    This is my downfall.
    As I get older I require more. I use to run with my hair on fire and sleep only 4-5 hours max. I am building my sleep into so much more. When I am rested fully, I am smarter as I make smarter choices. Fueling is a challenge for me, proper fueling. With better choices and better amounts.
    I can't eat my way through needing proper sleep.

    1640 days ago
    I have heard about people in the military purposely eating more carbs when they are sleep deprived to stay awake and focused.
    1640 days ago
    Totally. I definitely overeat for energy more than for emotional reasons. And I definitely don't get enough sleep regularly. Like tonight! *yawns* Nite!
    1640 days ago
    I do! If I have to go to work early that's all I want is carbs! It's your body trying to get energy I think. My theory on it anyway!
    1640 days ago
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