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Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots β€˜N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Does anyone else suffer from the night sweats? What is that!?! Ugh. I’ve always had them, but lately, they’ve been driving me nuts. πŸ˜• Does anyone know how to make them stop?

Needless to say, after sweating all night, I woke up super thirsty and craving something cold and delicious. An iced vanilla latte was an easy decision! πŸ˜‰

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The little gadget that I use to make my iced lattes is actually pretty amazing. In fact, I love it so much, I arranged a special deal with OpenSky to give you guys 15% off the MyPressi TWIST, which is a savings of $22.35! The deal is good from now until Monday, March 29th. Just use the code IceCoffee at check-out.

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For breakfast, I threw on a pot of oats + spelt flakes for Mal and me.

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In the mix:

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I also added a huge scoop of peanut butter to my oats.

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This morning’s breakfast was a great way to start the day! :mrgreen:

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Feel Great Weight

For this week’s post, I wrote about being sick:Β Should You Stick to Your Diet When You’re Under the Weather?

Question of the Day

How do your healthy habits change when you get sick? Do you still exercise? Do you change what you eat?

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121 Comments

  1. A few other people have said this but I would really get it checked out. I used to have night sweats every single night, starting when I was about 20 years old. It was a major hormone imbalance. It was something treatable, I just wish I had it checked out before I started trying to get pregnant. I could have saved myself a lot of time and heart ache.

  2. I didn’t read all through the comments (so many!) but I definitely wake up sometimes sweating my butt off no matter what the temperature. I’ve learned to sleep in tank tops and shorts to help. Another thing I’ve noticed is the relation of night sweating to workouts. Since I usually work out at night, if I have a really hard, sweaty workout, I tend to wake up sweating at night. Very annoying though… I should read through to find solutions!

  3. I’ve had night sweats for a number of years now. I am only 36. The doctors don’t seem concerned at all. Recently, my OB/GYN told me that I probably am in perimenopause–before everyone seemed to think I was too young for it. It is definitely not related to the temperature, we keep the house very cool at night and I sleep in a t-shirt and undies. It’s not fun when you wake up in the middle of the night with wet hair and feeling like someone poured a glass of water all over your chest. If you figure out how to make it stop, let me know!

  4. Tina, I was having night sweats and the Dr. thought it was because my blood sugar was getting too low at night. I started eating a banana or yogurt about half an hour before bed and they stopped! I usually eat sweets after dinner, so that probably didn’t help my sugar crash either. So I substituted oatmeal or popcorn as my “treat” at night instead of cookies or ice cream.

  5. BTW, just read what you all had for dinner last night…perhaps a smoothie wasn’t enough after that workout? That could have caused a “hypoglycemic attack” as my Dr. called it.

  6. Oops…sorry, I see you had dinner…then a workout…hmmmm. I think you should just talk to your Dr….could be hormonal/stress-induced.

  7. My mother raves about her Chillow Pillow and can’t sleep without it due to her hot flashes. I know you’re way to young to be dealing with what she’s dealing with but thought the Chillow Pillow might help. Check it out at http://www.chillowstore.com. I know they sell it at Walgreens and a few other local places. Stay cool.

  8. What is the benefit of spelt flakes? And chia seeds? I am debating buying chia seeds but really don’t know what they will bring to the table! so to speak…

  9. I JUST started getting them, so I bring it up at my yearly checkup and my gyno goes, “hm, you should probably get a lighter comforter.” Thanks a lot for the medical advice.

    It started just when I began working out, and seems to happen cyclically, so I would agree with Kath, that maybe it’s metabolism related, and then triggered by hormones.

  10. I never used to get night sweats either until recently, and I hate it… ugh…. but after you sweat you cant just throw off the comforter cause your cold then! >:(

  11. I am so glad to hear that I am not the only young person with night sweats. I wake up freezing cold and soaking wet most nights. NOT fun! My doctor told me that it can be for several reasons. My reasons are an overactive metabolism at night and wacky hormones. I would check with your doctor because it can be an indicator of all different kinds of health issues.

  12. I’m getting hot at night too, maybe because the weather is getting warmer over hear. My bf always jokes that I’m starting the menopause!!! I’m only young! When I’m sick I generally eat a lot of warm comforting food, my favourite is rice pudding!! I don’t tend to exercise even though someone told me that you should do light exercise as it’ll make you feel better. I’m normally too bunged up with cold to even move from the sofa!!

  13. Hi Tina, I love reading your blog, but I’ve never commented until now. Night sweats are something I know a lot about. I recently learned that most people keep their homes WAY too hot for sleeping. According to this article in the NY Times, ideal sleeping temps are actually between 60 and 68 degrees. As soon as I turned down the thermostat (and got rid of my down comforter – down traps heat like nothing else!), I stopped sweating at night. I really recommend swapping down for a few thin layers of cotton blankets. Also, t-shirt and flannel sheets trap a lot of heat.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/04/health/04real.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=sleeping%20temperature&st=cse

    Hope this helps!
    No-longer-sweating-in-Boston

  14. I’ve read that wicking pajamas and a cooling pillow helps for night sweats. The thing that helps me the most is if I don’t snack after dinner. That isn’t always easy for me to do. πŸ™‚

  15. Birth control can cause night sweats, if you are on them you might want to consider changing to a different brand or dose if the night sweats get worse/continue

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