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The Nasty Combo:Sugar and Lack of Sleep

I worked out today. Felt terrible.  Felt pretty bad yesterday, too.  In fact, it has been at least a week since I have had any “real” energy for a decent workout.  As I was finishing off the last piece of pumpkin pie last night, I realized why. Since a week before Christmas, I have been eating WAY too much sugar! This accumulated sugar effect is one reason for my sluggish workouts and overall fatigue.  
The other reason is lack of sleep. With my college kids home, I have been keeping later hours. These two factors, lack of sleep and surplus sugar, have combined to be a force my body is having trouble fighting! They are too strong for a workout to overcome.
I know that we “are what we eat”.  To say this is true and to actually feel its effects are two different things.  You would think that my recognizing this fact would be enough to keep me from succumbing to the temptations of sugary treats this time of year.  But I fell right into the trap!
I am anxious to start a little sugar detox…tomorrow!

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