Sugar is sweet! Everyone likes something sweet. Refined carbohydrates and sugar can hit you right in the part of your brain that releases dopamine and is the center of your cravings. In fact, the more sugar you eat, the more you crave. Ask yourself –
Hungry?: If you are hungry, ask yourself: “Would I eat an apple right now?” “Would I drink water?”
If “Yes” = truly hungry.
If “No, I want cookies” = sugar craving.
Tired?: Instead of eating sugar- take a nap or eat a healthy/protein snack. Ask yourself: Have I exercised recently? Did I go to bed and get enough sleep?
There is nothing like a healthy balanced diet, exercise, and regular rest to help us feel better! Let’s take care of ourselves and one another. It’s summertime, so let’s be more active. Enjoy the outdoors!
Homeschoolers/Educators/Parents: sketch/color an illustration and label it. Theme: take care of yourself. Listen to the audiobook story “Sleeping Beauty” in Learning to Read: Favorite Fairy Tales. Write and say the word ”dopamine” five times so you can pronounce and spell it correctly. Put these words in alphabetical order: sleep, fairy, walking, life, hungry, dopamine, carbohydrates. Define each word. Use each word in a sentence. Describe what the youngest fairy godmother did to take care of the princess. List two ways you can better take care of yourself. Sing the song, “Early to Bed & Early to Rise.” (Skills: identify, comprehend, apply, creative, synthesize)