The tired can have many effects on our body. If we can maintain proper food hygiene in normal times, all our beautiful principles can be lost in the event of exhaustion. Numerous studies have shown that willpower decreases as we make decisions throughout the day. Physical fatigue degrades our ability to make choices that are beneficial to our health, and increases the production of the hormone that stimulates appetite and snacking.
In fact, people who sleep less than four hours a night tend to compensate by consuming an average of up to 22% more calories each day. So, how to eat healthy after a little night ?
Write and breathe
According to the American psychologist Glenn Livingston, there is a very useful technique.
- Take a break. Go away people, places, and objects that prompt you to make decisions for at least five minutes. Take a deep breath.
- Rather than running around to buy and/or eat what you want, write it down. Indicate the type of food you need, where you would get it and how much you would need to satisfy yourself. Breathe again.
- Try to you project into the future, about half an hour after eating what you want. How do you think you are going to feel? Does your stomach digest without problems? Is your self-esteem intact?
- Finally, ask yourself what you could eat that would change this future image for the better. Specifically, where would you get it, how many would you get, and how would you feel afterward? Breathe one last time.
In addition to this technique, you can also take preventive measures. For example, if you haven’t got enough sleep or if you know you’re going to have an exhausting day, try make all your food decisions in the morning. Pack your food and keep it aside for when you are tired.
You can also write a food plan the day before in the evening, before going to bed. This plan can vary, of course, but thinking about it and writing it down can help you stick to it, as you won’t have to make decisions that require willpower when you are tired.
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