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ugh, why do I get so tired in the afternoon?

Usually sometime between 1 and 3 all I want to do is lay down and nap. It always passes but I hate feeling this way everyday when the kids come home from school. (maybe that's why. lol)

I do eat pretty well, although I am sure I could do better. Today I had a whole grain waffle w/ pb&J for breakfast, snack was greek yogurt w/granola and lunch was leftover tortellini w/ small piece of sausage and an apple. I could use more veggies I suppose. But even on salad says I still have this funk in the early afternoon.

I always think..."oh a cup of coffee will help" but it never does.



Re: ugh, why do I get so tired in the afternoon?

  • Honestly, I used to get like this until I started going to bed between 10 and 10:30 and waking up to work out at 5.

    I'm sorry, I know that's not what you wanted to hear.  Since you have kids that's probably not a viable option for you at all!

    Maybe throw in an apple closer to when the kids come home?  Possibly with some peanut butter?  I don't know if it's true, but I've heard that an apple wakes you up as well as a cup of coffee in the morning and since it's fruit you don't get a crash from it like you would from sugar or caffeine.  Could be a total lie, but I've convinced myself of it!

  • I only get really tired when I'm not drinking enough water.
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  • I was also going to say not enough sleep or being dehydrated.
    Karen 7.28.07

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  • More protein and water. I didn't see much protein in your lunch.

    ETA - I try to eat around 25-30g of protein per meal and 10-15gs for snacks.

  • Omg this is me. Every day...2pm. I have had to block my calendar so no meetings are scheduled as I will 1) be of no use in the meeting or 2) be so damn giddy I can't stop laughing. I don't over eat at lunch if I did or choose a heavy meal...I would fall asleep at my desk no doubt. You aren't alone!

    Why ask why, when you know you're going to get a smart-ass answer
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