Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sleep Eating

If you snooze, you lose?

Lose what? Lose weight?
Go to sleep and wake up slimmer?

But a good night’s sleep
does make it easier
to resist overeating.

You are drowsy.
You get hungry.
You eat snacks, junk food, candy.

If you’re sleepy,
you’re more likely
to overeat.

Twenty years of that
makes you larger
and more unhealthy.

© Catherine Giordano

I used to sleep through the night.  Now I frequently wake up at 3am and can’t go back to sleep.  The next day—guess what?—I’m tired.  And I definitely crave carbohydrates.