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Oversleeping + Bloating = Icky

Hi all!

So I ended up oversleeping again, which is not anything new. I tend to oversleep during my days off as I generally lose one night’s sleep every time I work a stretch of shifts. However, an hour extra here and there is tolerable. An extra 4 hours in one night? Not so much.

I woke up feeling awful and bloated. Perhaps it was the pizza? I generally have to be careful with any starchy food I eat–I’m usually only able to tolerate starches in smaller quantities or I become bloated and very drowsy. It happened again yesterday–I fell asleep on the couch within an hour of eating dinner. I’m not sure why it happens, though it generally only happens with wheat based foods. I’m usually okay with fruits, refined sugar, dairy and starchy vegetables.

Am I the only one this happens to? Have you ever become sleepy and/or bloated after a starch heavy meal?

Anyhow, I started off the day with a workout at the gym. I did 33 minutes on the elliptical, drank almost 1 litre of water and certainly didn’t feel any better once I was done.

But I definitely felt better after this:


I had a large coffee with 2 milk–that is equivalent to almost 1/3 C of 2% milk. Shortly after, I had a clementine:


And got started on lunch. My plan was to throw every single vegetable I could into my salad. I used:

  • mixed greens + baby arugula
  • campari tomatoes
  • 1/2 avocado
  • grated carrot
  • chopped cremini mushrooms
  • red onion
  • red bell pepper
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped

Chopped egg salad

I enjoyed this with about 4 melba toasts and of course tossed it in balsamic vinegar and olive oil. It was wonderfully filling 🙂

I’m still pretty full and haven’t yet decided what’s for dinner. Thinking about braising some fennel….

See you later!


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