Late nights and weight loss do not mix.
At least for me, I find the later in the day the less will power I have to ignore the comfort foods that make me feel full and sleepy. I would go to bed earlier but I have a difficult time going to sleep, even when I take the sleepy medicine the doctor gave me. That medicine does help me sleep in till noon or later the next day, however!
So, what to do? For one, I am going to start taking my sleepy medicine several hours before bedtime so maybe when I go to bed early I will feel sleepy. Another thing, I must be careful not to eat the Zoom Balls (I mentioned in my previous post) in the afternoon after about 2:00 because those may be keeping me awake. I’m not sure though, because I have had trouble sleeping for over a year now and I just recently started eating the Zoom Balls (click for video of Rosemary instructing on how to make the zoom balls) from the recipe in Rosemary Gladstar’s book: “Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health“. If not eating zoom balls or chocolate doesn’t work, I might do some exercises before bed to tire me out.
Report on Zoom Balls: They work! They are great and make me feel very energetic and alert. The taste is not great but the recipe can be altered I imagine, for better taste. Not tasting great helps me not eat too many though, which I am glad of. When we made the balls I think we made them a lot smaller than Rosemary does, like four small balls to Rosemary’s one larger one, but I like that because we can take smaller amounts more easily. The recipe says it makes 60 balls, but I am sure we made around 240 smaller ones. Anyway, a two thumbs up on how well the zoom balls work for energy!