Trying the Tryptophan Diet
Post turkey day and after storing the leftovers in the fridg no one better better say, “Is there anything to eat?” I am learning that less is more as we get older. By making less to eat at Thanksgiving there is more satisfaction and much more contentment. It’s tradition to make my apple-custard pie and pumpkin pie. Who is the one eating it? Moi. The scale is snickering at how much weight I have regained since Wednesday. Phooey. The tryptophan diet isn’t for me, after all.
You see turkey contains tryptophan, which is what makes us sleepy after the big T-Day meal. However, according to www.snopes.com that isn’t entirely true. I was hoping if I ate enough turkey I would fall into a long, deep sleep and when I woke up the pie, mashed potato casserole, stuffing and all the other holiday caloric wonderments would be consumed so I wouldn’t eat them. However, I have learned that pumpkin pie is healthy for you. Good. Now, I don’t feel so guilty for having it for breakfast. Wait–doesn’t healthy mean low calorie?
On a more positive note of gain is my NaNo novel. I am now at 44,000 words with a week to go. I think I’m going to make it. Vera needs to get serious and start her own NaNo novel instead of procrastinating and watching movies with Simone.
I so enjoyed having Friday off; it’s like having a double Saturday. Instead of Black Friday shopping I picked up two more books at the library and a stack of movies. No lesson planning tonight. Just my tryptophan hangover and a relaxing evening ahead.
- Does Eating Turkey Really Make You Sleepy? (blogs.scientificamerican.com)
- Why we get sleepy on Thanksgiving (newsnet5.com)
Early Saturday morning. Only me up, laughing! I have the same problem at Christmas…I make a larder full of goodies that no one eats but me (rich, boozy Christmas cake with a slab of Lancashire cheese on top, for one) and that I really only make because they’re a part of my history. I was speechless (once) when my mother-in-law announced, to her shame, that we only had 18 different vegetables for Christmas lunch that year…..Have taken up running….
I’m going to find some pumpkin pie now. I can use the beta carotene.