It was good to have a bit of a free-for-all in December (note to self: Next year, maybe try for less of a free-for-all), but I have to say it’s also good to be back to self-control and taking care of myself.
Eating so much sugar and other junk for three weeks straight had a bunch of negative effects on me—starting with my actual pants wouldn’t fit and continuing with about 14 other things too numerous and horrible to mention. That number is not exaggerated for comic effect, sadly, but it’s been pleasant to watch all the bad things roll away one by one as I’ve “detoxed” over the past four days.
The one weird exception was that I slept WONDERFULLY the whole time I was eating junk. I stopped getting up at night to use the bathroom—or if I did I went immediately back to sleep—and a few times I slept for 10+ hours straight. This could have something to do with the fact that my stress level was lower and I was having fun with family, but that was only for some of the time. I really think it was the junk food! Is it a sign I need more carbs in my life? Or more calories? Or something to do with the mental effects of indulging every desire?
Anyway, since AltShift calls for eating high-carb three days out of every eight, I think I’ll try to really load up on the suckers when that time comes and see if it helps.