Tuesday, May 8, 2012


I think part of my weight gain this year has to do with lack of sleep. I know I'm not working out like I should be/used to, but really, I don't sleep much either. Not enough anyway. It is better than it was, but I am still tired and looking for snacks a lot of days.

I need to break the sugar to stay awake cycle. Getting much more sleep isn't really in the cards at the moment, unless I start going to bed at 8 pm. I already drink a lot of caffeine via bad-for-me diet soda. Should I switch to coffee? Is that even an improvement? Thoughts?


  1. The nutritionist in me says, 'yes, switch to coffee.' It is the lesser of the two evils :) Diet drinks are full of artificial sweeteners which wreak havoc on our bodies. I love my coffee but limit myself to one a day, especially since I'm still breastfeeding.

  2. Yes, I do think coffee can be a better choice, but it depends on how you take it...if you need a ton of sugar or artificial sweeteners to stomach it, the benefits of the switch are kinda lost, kwim?

    1. Good point :) I drink my Americano black with no sweetener. If you do need a bit of sweetener, try Stevia.

  3. I do believe coffee is a better alternative than soda! AND, in research for my own blog I have been a seeing a lot of correlation between sleep loss and weight gain. It makes sense; your body isn't recharged enough, you feel more tired/less motivated to move/exercise and you suffice for the "quick and easy" which also usually means "bad for you." I'd say cut down the caffeine, or switch to tea, green tea! It might make sleeping come easier, good luck!