We’re not very healthy!
On our show this morning, Chuck and I talked about the "healthy states" ranking just out and that Michigan is 30th out of 50 states, and in the top 10 for most obese states. UGH! What can we do? GET MORE SLEEP!
Though exhaustion can certainly wear down willpower and make comfort foods seem like a well-deserved luxury, there's more to the connection between fatigue and overeating than meets the eye. Researchers are uncovering why a little bit of fatigue can lead to a lot more nibbling. Circadian Rhythm and (Diet) Blues
We definitely snack more when we're sleepy. A University of Chicago study found that after two weeks of sleep restriction, normally healthy eaters ate an average of 200 more calories a day, all in snacks. These munchies were often high in carbohydrate content and were usually consumed between 7p.m. and 7a.m.—the worst time, waistband-wise, for needless eating.
Time for a nap!