Lately I’ve been obsessed with avocados. I put them on and in anything (sandwiches, salads, smoothies) and have even mashed one up and put it in oatmeal. Don’t do that last one; trust me. Anyway, I’ve been enjoying my avocado romance, but noticed that I got super sleepy after eating whole avocados for lunch. Sleepiness like “I’m-about-to-fall-out-of-my-chair-from-sudden-onset-sleepiness-following-yummy-avocado-overconsumption” type of sleepiness. I actually hit up Google to find out if avocados could make you tired. What’s interesting is that, according to several websites, eating too much avocado at one time floods your body with a large amount of fat, which can cause tiredness.
Where am I going with all this avocado talk?
The whole experience made me think about how too much of anything isn’t good for you. Overindulgent behavior tends to leave you feeling lethargic and not very motivated to do much. This can happen with good things, too! I notice that if I take in too much inspiration or knowledge on any given subject at one time, I’m left feeling overwhelmed, stagnant and really wanting to take a nap. While I’m a strong advocate of inspiration, knowledge and naps, a line must be drawn to keep the experiences meaningful and fresh, instead of being left feeling like a stuffed Thanksgiving turkey.
So, the lesson of the day is: Overconsumption is bad. Establishing a “full enough” barometer is good.
By finding a happy medium, you’ll be able to have your avocado and eat it too. Yum.