Don’t Eat Too Much Too Close To Bedtime
Inktober 2019 Day 29
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead. Maybe.
I have trouble executing this simple piece of sleep advice. There is much evidence that sleep is improved by not eating for several hours before retiring. I have found embracing a “healthy” diet (beets! purple broccoli!) relatively easy, and I have proved I can engage in all sorts of repressive behaviors when it comes to food and the not eating thereof.
...but consistently making and eating dinner early, and then not eating anything else until bed, has this far truly been a bridge too far for me.
This drawing is a reprise from Inktober 2016 when I drew a picture about the paleo vs vegan diet problem. I think I like that one better. But I’ve been reconsidered the questions of what is the appropriate diet several times since then...and haven’t come to any definite conclusions on what I should or should not be eating. A couple of year ago, an allergy doctor told me I was reacting to malvin, the reddish blue pigment in foods everyone thinks are super healthy like blueberries...and beets and purple broccoli.
But there is strong evidence that one can eat garbage and pretty much get away with it, as long as it isn’t anywhere near bedtime.