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Old 08-12-2011, 12:45 PM   #21
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Re: SO tired after lunch.

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I'm in a similar boat, I workout in the evening but I leave for work at 6:30 am so I don't always have time for a good breakfast. Can you eat breakfast at work? I usually make my breakfast the night before and just have it with some coffee at work. Maybe you could do something like that? Or you could get a minifridge for work and stock it up with foods.
ya thats a good idea as well!
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:48 AM   #22
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I dont think you know much about that subject. And 13 hours a day?? You sure your metabolism isnt in the toilet from eliminating all those carbs?
I'm certainly no expert. I can only speak for myself and what has helped me.

My experience has been that isolating simple carbs (bread, pasta, potatoes) from protein and fat has helped me stay more alert after meals. Vegetables go great with anything. I typically eat 3-4 small high protein and high fat meals a day, and 1-2 large carb meals (potatoes, pasta) every day. I've tried eliminating the simple carbs completely, it just isn't working for me right now.

When my diet is poor, I can DEFINITELY feel changes and need more sleep. I usually just feel crashed all the time.

12-13 hours a day of rest is ideal for me. 9 hours at night, 2 hours of napping, 2 hours of meditation. I can function well with 10, but with 12 I'm continuously 'in the zone' - peak mental performance, unlimited focus, etc. Sure, you can get by with much less, but I prefer high levels of awareness.

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Old 08-15-2011, 01:23 PM   #23
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Re: SO tired after lunch.

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I know, I should have clarified my post by saying that when I eat enough but my carbs are around 50g I don't feel nearly as good as when I get them over 125g+.
It is so interesting on how different people are. I'm totally the opposite, I feel best if I keep my carb level around 50g a day.

12-13 hours seems like a LOT of sleep a day.. As long as I keep my carb level low and even, I tend to be up all night, go to bed around Midnight and up at 6am.
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:23 PM   #24
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Re: SO tired after lunch.

Carbs make you sleepy, simple as that.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:05 AM   #25
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Carbs make you sleepy, simple as that.
Only if you have an impaired metabolism, poor insulin sensitivity or your eating some garbage. Carbs should give you energy, try eating a light meal of protein and carbs in the form of feuit or rice and see how you feel afterwords.
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