Tuesday, May 29, 2012

TMI warning: I think I figured out why I had that carb binge

So I went monkey crazy suffered from a slight lack of self control last week when I pigged out on tortilla chips and some cookies. I think I know why I ate so many chips.

I hadn’t run for a while because of my plantar fasciitis, but I went for a run yesterday for the first time in a while and took my salt tablet like I usually do. I have a tendency to sweat a lot, and I found when doing my marathon training that I had to take a salt tablet every hour I ran or else I suffered from hyponatremia, which is basically low salt in my body.

I suddenly realized that while I’ve been exercising the past couple weeks, I haven’t been taking any salt tablets. And tortilla chips are loaded with salt.

I think my carb binge was more about the salt than the carbs. My body was craving salt and the chips were right there.

That doesn’t explain the cookies I ate, but I guess I have to put that down to lack of self control. :)

So now I’m going to make sure that I intake enough salt and electrolytes, especially if I’m on the exercise bike, where I don’t normally think to take salt tablets, but where I continue to sweat like a horse glisten excessively.

Hopefully the salt tabs will help me exercise a little more self-control over my snacking. At least I won’t crave the tortilla chips for the wrong reason. What do you think?


  1. LOL I like how you self edit. Funny stuff and glad you got this figured out!

  2. Sure hope this works for you! I don't think taking any pills would help my eating habits.

  3. Thanks Lynn! I hope this helps me, too!