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Could lack of sleep trigger a food “addiction”?
- By Stuart Quan, MD, Contributing Editor
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Aside from the sleep issue, which has merit, overall it is the quality of the calories that matter not just the quantity. A person eating bagels and donuts and lunchmeat on low quality bread will be in a worse weight situation than someone eating cage free eggs, vegetables and a handful of nuts.
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Thanks for the article, Dr, Quan.
couple of questions for you:
1. I read that, it is known for 1000’s of years, that the time(s) that you sleep matters e.g. 10-5, 11-6, 12-7 ?
2. what is the range of time the body needs to have its ‘deep sleep’ to get the full rest?
Of course a lack of food can trigger or contribute to a food addiction. We have known this for at least 20 years. In addition to what is sited here, Fatigue, Stress, some drugs, and Alcohol, reduce the influence of the new brain and increase the influence of the old brain where habits and addictions are created and maintained.
CHANGE: HABITS AND CUES
I think this article speaks very true to what occurs presently in U.S. Sleep is required for keeping ourselves efficient on the work days and feeling refreshed for school and making and planning our Daily Bread • Meal Plates • Painted Parrot Desserts • Magnolia Walks day and night, All with our loved ones. Physical activity on a Mr. and Mrs. Daily Basis, Drs. Too is must, before eating is recommended and advisable ?Lily?
Were you sober when you wrote this?
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