Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Cravings post no sleep = danger


You ever have one of those sleepless nights...? I'm sure we all have at one point or another. Last night I woke up at 1:30 am - BAM! Wide awake with a long to-do list scrolling through my brain. I kept trying to check things off but I just could not do it.

Rather then fighting the list and trying to sleep I decided to actually get that list done already, so I got up, made oatmeal (without sugar) and coffee (only milk) and went to work.  Unreal how much I got done between 2:00 am and 6:30 am. THEN I was tired...UGH!!

Except I have to take care of the kids, get myself ready to teach a strength and a Pilates class, get some more work done, study, read, catch up on emails and have a meeting with one of my managers. OMG!!

Usually my go-to comfort is sugar or carbs in the form of bread - I just say I don't care today because my brain needs fuel so I'm eating everything and anything I want. But not this time. I decided to be proactive and NOT fall into the sugar pit.  I've done so well this week I can't ruin it now.

First, I need to get my head and energy in the right place and diffuse some of mother nature’s energy in my space. This is a favorite blend of my DoTERRA Oils:
Diffuse, inhale, restore.

Secondly, I need to eat well this morning so here's my menu between 3:00 and 9:00 am:

Oatmeal
Eggs
grain and seed toast
Coffee
Lots of water today

I'm packing an apple, banana, orange and more water. I'm not letting sugar get the best of me, at least not added sugar.

How about you, what is your comfort or weakness food?  I'd like to know and maybe we can find ways to manage the cravings without overindulging.

Stay Well,