Heat laziness and eating.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 10, 2011 at 6:45 PM

It's been really hot this week. I have hardly moved about and I have been very hungry which normally I don't want to eat when it's hot. But today was the worse one yet! I binged on nuts and figs and 2 scoops of icecream (I havent had sweets in forever) and I normally fast in the evenings (get my calories in a window between 9 and 3) but I have been eating dinners as well! I hardly left my desk (my husband is out of town with the kids) I feel like a tired fuzzy three toed sloth. Even my ankles are puffy from sitting all day in the heat.

Anyone know any ways to beat this heat sloth feeling for real? I feel horrid and ashamed of myself.

Note: I am really sensitive to heat, headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness etc...



on June 11, 2011
at 03:50 AM

Eat fruit, drink water. Don't bog yourself down with fat.



on June 10, 2011
at 09:37 PM

I think popsicles are a great idea. You can make them out of your favorite tea for no calories, or out of smoothies for a more filling treat.

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on June 10, 2011
at 09:14 PM

We rarely get a heatwave here in Portland but when we do we are completely unprepared. My plan of action are popsicles. Homemade ones made from raspberry green tea or banana/coconut...just frozen bananas whizzed in the food pro with coconut creamer, then refrozen in popsicle molds.I do also keep a stash of hard boiled eggs in the frig.



on June 10, 2011
at 09:37 PM

I think popsicles are a great idea. You can make them out of your favorite tea for no calories, or out of smoothies for a more filling treat.



on June 11, 2011
at 01:28 AM

i cant do high fat in the summer it is in the 100's here, and if i try to do low carb hhigh fat i tank, absolutely feel like sh*t.



on June 10, 2011
at 08:58 PM

Did you ever try swimming when its hot out? To cool off and as a phenomenal workout?


on June 10, 2011
at 07:08 PM

I find it really hard to exercise outside when it is over about 93-94F and humid. Basically when it gets up near body temperature outside and it's humid. I can do it, and I have, but I don't like it, and it can put me off of exercise for a couple of days.

Recently in my area it has been getting near 100F every day for most of this week and is very humid, and like you I don't want to either eat or exercise.

The downstairs of our house is cooler, so I'll go down there and exercise, which helps. There isn't much room so I can't do much, Burpees don't take much space so I usually do that.

If I don't feel like eating, I just eat light, and keep it Paleo, like for breakfast I might have a glass of iced coffee with a tablespoon of heavy cream, and that's it, then for lunch, a couple of eggs or a salad. I find a strict Paleo diet is a natural appetite suppressant, so eating the right foods keeps the munchies away. This is a good time to try to bend rules, and not break them, like I normally try to eat breakfast and avoid coffee, so iced coffee + cream is a small cheat, but hey it can't be 100F forever.

If you feel yourself starting to eye the Ben & Jerry's section at the supermarket, at least force yourself to eat a couple of eggs (or substitute your easy-to-eat fully-Paleo protein source here) first. Today in fact I had a handful of peanuts (a cheat for me, I tend to overdo it with them), for the same reasons... the heat gets me off track.


on June 11, 2011
at 06:33 PM

Numi Moroccan Mint Tea, iced.

Seriously, I used to love mint chocolate chip ice cream and I bought a scoop at Ben & Jerry's awhile ago and took one bite and had to throw it away. It was so sweet, it tasted bad to me. I was really dissapointed because I was craving something cold and refreshing.

Numi Moroccan Mint tea is a tad pricey, but really, 6 bucks for 20 glasses of iced tea is good considering how much it costs to buy a scoop of ice cream or a Starbucks iced tea (my biggest waste of money). And it totally does the trick. It's cold, minty and sweet even though there's no sugar. Try it!



on June 11, 2011
at 01:53 AM

I live in Oklahoma, and it's been HOT the last two weeks. I get my workouts done in the morning while its "only" about 80 degrees or so. Then, I eat the same foods I would normally eat when it isn't as hot. I just eat them cold. Scrambled eggs cold are great to me. Leftover meat and spaghetti squash are two of my favorite things to eat straight out of the fridge. Even though you don't feel like eating because it is so hot, your body must be hungry, hence the eating stuff you wouldn't normally. Stick to your routines. Just try to adapt them to the heat.



on June 10, 2011
at 07:05 PM

I feel you on the heat thing - I absolutely hate the heat and I've found myself now living in Florida of all places due to my husbands job. I usually have the opposite problem you're having though, I find it much easier not eat when it's so hot. I do get the lethargic feelings though where I don't want to do anything. I felt that way this morning but forced myself out to get my 3 miles in. I feel better for having done that but it didn't give me any energy, I definitely don't feel like doing anything now lol

We use several fans - ceiling fans, standing fans and iced tea. If that doesn't do it, take a cold shower to get your core temp down, see if you feel better.


on June 10, 2011
at 07:03 PM

I had the same experience this week with a bad-carb binge in 90-degree heat. I felt terribly sluggish after crashing on the couch for awhile. I tried to sleep it off but couldn't because of the heat. I ended up drinking a lot of water and going for a long walk that night (when it was cooler). I felt loads better afterwards and got some sleep.

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