Saturday, March 16, 2019

Happy Belly

Why does having food in your belly make you feel like everything is going to get better? It must trigger some brain chemical... endorphins or something. You can feel like crawling back into bed and never leaving until somebody gives you something to eat. Suddenly, you believe you're capable of charging an army all by yourself.

Then again, it can also seem to have the opposite effect. Last night, for example, I ate a pizza that knocked me out as if it had been spiked with roofie powder. There wasn't any turkey on it, so it wasn't tryptophan. The full belly syndrome can apparently cause sleepiness, as well.

Maybe it just makes you feel how you need to feel. If you need to sleep, it helps you sleep. If you need energy, it pumps you up. Either way, I love it.