Does anyone else have this problem? When allergy season hits, I often find myself feeling really lethargic. When I'm work, I think that I need to be more alert, so I grab something to eat (usually carbs), hoping it will wake me up. But it doesn't really work, and I end up with a whole bunch of extra calories! Yesterday, I ate 2 Fruit Roll-Ups, a package of Fig Newtons, and a Clif Kids ZBar in a period of about an hour before I even fully realized what I was doing - adding up to nearly 500 calories! Yuck!
Any other ideas to up my energy without turning to food? Caffeine doesn't really help me either, although I also grabbed a diet soda yesterday in hopes that it would. I think that diet soda makes me crave more sweets - so it's probably better to avoid it unless I know my willpower will be better.