I am so hungover!! totally fatigued, dopey, drowsy and ready to curl up for a nap at 3pm in the afternoon! I know what you’re thinking–’this girl has problems, Intervention-time anyone?’ lol.
Its not alcohol that has me spinning, no siree….I’m suffering a Carbohydrate Hangover and I am food drunk!
A carbo what? Yup, I am bagged. Its been a pretty emotional week for me, further aggravated by mother nature knocking at my door. So, what’s a girl to do?, BAKE COOKIES! Mmmm comforting Oatmeal Chocolate Chip oooey goooey cookies.
Those SWEET & SUGARY delicousness in a bite = CARBS
Carbohydrates purpose are to supply the body & brain with energy. BUT, eating the wrong types like simple carbs (think table sugar, candy) OR too many complex carbs (think whole-grains, Quinoa) will equally have drunk-like effects in the body.
Carbohydrates produce a rise in blood sugar followed by an insulin reaction. In other words, as I gobbled down 4….okay 5, maybe 6 cookies my blood sugar level rose rapidly–insulin is released in response and acts to ‘burn off’ some of the sugar by moving it into the cells to be metabolized and/or stored. Too much sugar caused my body to go on a roller coaster ride of ups and downs…Clearly I didn’t need 8 cookies (lol)…ALL at once. My body couldn’t move the copious amount of sugar in my blood fast enough and thus I end up with Carbohydrate Hangover.
Much like your traditional hangover remedy: lots of water, ride it out and self-reassurance such as ‘I’ll never do that again!’
So, tomorrow, come sneak a peak at the gym…Not hard to miss me, I’ll be the carb-loaded crazy girl running to burn it off….mach-speed! ha ha