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It's my excuse and I'm sticking with it
3rd Sep 2007, 21:46  

paintist says:

oh dear...looks like they will be putting it in the water soon then.....

3rd Sep 2007, 22:11

paintist says:

from wikipedia.... an excuse to have a good lie helps you get thin

Professor Cappuccio of the University of Warwick has recently discovered that short sleep duration may lead to obesity, through an increase of appetite via hormonal changes. Lack of sleep produces ghrelin which, among other effects, stimulates appetite and creates less leptin which, amongst its many other effects, suppresses appetite.

3rd Sep 2007, 22:15

Essitam says:

I'll join you - I'm not greedy/lazy it's my Leptin levels I swear.

3rd Sep 2007, 22:20

swamprose says:

Leptins? I am all for shifting responsibility. why not? I just like to eat. and sleep. two big activities.

3rd Sep 2007, 23:08

Dhamaka says:

that's interesting. I've always wondered why I get hungrier out of proportion to the time I've been awake when I do an all-nighter. Now I know!

4th Sep 2007, 08:10

FilbertFox says:

I can vouch for the lack of sleep theory.

No sleep = fatigue = craving of carbs = kit kats = tight clothes.


No sleep = time in front of telly in early hours = more time for eating = tight clothes

4th Sep 2007, 08:12

Dhamaka says:

but..... I ate my KitKats about 8pm... all 8 of them.... so maybe I should try that again...

4th Sep 2007, 08:15

minkey says:

No sleep= more caffeine to stay awake and junk food...can vouch for that

4th Sep 2007, 08:16

Dhamaka says:

ah.. caffeine always kills my apetite.
Gives me indigestion, but kills my apetite...

4th Sep 2007, 08:18

minkey says:

So a balance of kit-kat and they do one with coffee???? haven't had a kit-kat in years :-(

4th Sep 2007, 08:20

Dhamaka says:

they do extra-chocolate kit-kats, mint kit-kats, orange kit-kats, dark chocolate kit-kats.... but for coffee I thing the original milk chocolate would still be the best

4th Sep 2007, 08:29

FilbertFox says:

late night cup of tea is better than coffee. Earl Grey, not to strong. And breakfast cereal straight from the box at 3 a.m. = tight clothes

4th Sep 2007, 08:33

paintist says:

I guess that while we are sleeping we are not eating....clever that :-)

4th Sep 2007, 10:11

OJ says:

My dad has a chronic insomnia problem and unfortunately a weight problem too and it's very obvious that the two are related.

4th Sep 2007, 12:05

paintist says:

a difficult thing to sort out OJ....I would dearly like more than 3hrs sleep a night, and to be a lot slimmer.....

4th Sep 2007, 12:56

OJ says:

You have my sympathy paintist. I really worry about my dad, it's a long-term problem.

4th Sep 2007, 13:16

any professor who's nearly named after a popular frothy beverage must be listened to!

4th Sep 2007, 13:30

FilbertFox says:

i too would like more sleep, the only way this will happen is when poor old Lady Fuchsia eventually pops her clogs. The only times i ever manage to lose any weight is with lots of exercise and i have been very inactive for best (worst) part of a year apart from the odd bit of cycling, i am now awaiting surgery on my back, then hopefully i can get back to the pool and gym as well

4th Sep 2007, 14:39

minkey says:

OJ: I went through similar problem two years ago. Starting insomnia then 5 hours then less than 3 then would sometimes stay awake....all night :-( obviously did put on weight as had to have food/energy to stay awake during the day
In the end used few things, but the one which helped was acupuncture.

4th Sep 2007, 17:40

Viv says:

this is depressing me - bye!

4th Sep 2007, 23:01

OJ says:

That's a bit harsh Viv.

5th Sep 2007, 12:05

Viv says:

you reckon OJ - you sylph like creature!

6th Sep 2007, 00:43

Dhamaka says:

surgery :(

sleep :)

pain-free back :D

6th Sep 2007, 08:20

OJ says:

Perhaps we're misunderstanding each other Viv.

6th Sep 2007, 13:05

JokerXL says:

So That'S why!
pass that burger, it's not my fault.

13th Sep 2007, 22:38