I am a confessed NPR junkie.. ok. I’m confessing it now. For years I have gripped myself on the stories and studies. As a habitual subscriber of many NPR podcasts I can get my daily dish. Lately I have found that if I’m in a sour mood while driving, I simply flip to NPR and feel the grouchiness slip away upon hearing the familiar voices of Allison Aubrey, Patti Neighmond, Ira Flatow and the like. I have always been a sucker for fun tidbits and interesting studies. I often find myself saying.. I heard on NPR… On NPR there was a study…
Red flag for the closet nerd. Don’t get me wrong though, internet… I love being a nerd.
Tonight was an enjoyable evening with friends and food. We scarfed down crunchy garlic chicken, mashed potatoes with white gravy, sugar snap peas with butter, followed by ooey gooey chocolate chip cookies. My tummy was stuffed beyond normal limits and it reminded me of a story I heard on NPR … .. how about that?!?
According to studies, habitual overeating can cause bodily malfunction…. disturbances in sleep, mixed signals, among many other side effects. So I put this theory to the test.. Over the last few nights I didn’t eat for at least 3 hours before bedtime. I, in fact, did sleep better than normal.
Looks like tonight I won’t have that luxury. oy vey..
If you want to read or listen to the story, click on this link.. Gut Reaction: Overeating Can Impair Body Function
It’s definitally worth checking out.