Gertrudes said:Lately I've been having a period of feeling very sleepy after lunch/breakfast. On the on hand I think that I need to try to figure out what is going on, on the other hand it reminds me of the old tradition of having a nap after eating so common amongst certain cultures. Although who's to say that the popular nap doesn't follow a heavily loaded carbohydrate meal?...
Is anyone else experiencing this?
I am actually experiencing the opposite. I've been experimenting with increase of fat intake and find myself rather energized and hyper. For an example, a day ago I've ate around 7pm (pork chops with thick layer of ghee on it), went to bed at 10:30p, and could not fall asleep till 3, because I got so energized (despite taking 6mg of melatonin). And in general, it seems like my energy levels are through the roof, no more body discomfort of any kind, mood is stable good and it seems I require much less sleep now.
I tried to work out, I ran out of juice pretty quickly in 20 minutes, took a break for 5 minutes and then I got a second wave of energy that lasted well through workout, where I had enough strength to finish all of the exercises with no problem, and I probably could have done more. I'd say second phase of energy kicking in would be much higher energy level if I would have done it on carbs.
I've been on and off on the low carb diet for 3 months because of liver & joints discomfort. Now it's all gone. I am back to the diet for 2 weeks, and transition from carbs has been pretty easy this time, at least cravings for carbs disappeared on day 2.
This diet is ridiculously wonderful ! I feel myself 10 years younger already :)
Thank you All for the most valuable input & information on this diet !