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    Every time i eat, i end up getting so tired i want to take a nap! what gives?

  • #2
    It has been happening to me too lately. Coincidentally it started after I upped my protein. I need to go back to my 4-6 oz. serving of protein rich foods per meal.

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    • #3
      How much carb are you eating at these meals?
      Misti
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      ~100% primal (because anything less makes me very sick)
      Goal: hike across Sweden with my grandchildren when I retire in a few years

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      • #4
        this past meal was only 8 carbs

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        • #5
          Hmm, OK. I get that when I eat too many carbs...

          I wonder whether, like Cleo, it might be too much protein for you? or maybe not enough fat?
          Misti
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          Grain Free since 2009, WP from 2005
          ~100% primal (because anything less makes me very sick)
          Goal: hike across Sweden with my grandchildren when I retire in a few years

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          • #6
            I have the same problem. I think it's a circadian rhythm thing for me.

            Here, read this~ http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread66066.html

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            • #7
              This is totally unscientific, but if you watch carnivores or omnivores they ALWAYS nap after a meal! I think it's natural - maybe a sign that your body is moving into/out of digestion mode whereas before it was always kind of half-in digestion mode? If at all possible, go catch 20 min. of zzzzzs. It feels awesome.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Misti View Post
                Hmm, OK. I get that when I eat too many carbs...

                I wonder whether, like Cleo, it might be too much protein for you? or maybe not enough fat?

                you might be on to something. i had 76 grams of protein!
                Last edited by texasblackrose; 09-21-2012, 02:06 PM. Reason: misspelled

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by texasblackrose View Post
                  you might be on to something. i had 76 grams of protein!
                  Um, yeah, dude, that'll do it. Protein is energy-intensive to digest. The thermic effect of protein (number of calories required to digest as a percent of calories consumed) is 25% compared to 4-5% for carbohydrate and fat. Eating a giant wallop of protein will put me in slug mode every time too.
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                  • #10
                    I honestly dont know how much protein i should be having a day.
                    Im 26 - 323lbs - women 5'9 - anyone have a good base for protein?

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                    • #11
                      I've been the same way my whole life, I crash after eating, no matter what I ate. I was an IFing child before I knew what it was. Everyone thought I was nuts, thankfully my parents let me eat what and when I want.
                      F 28/5'4/100 lbs

                      "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath; do your research."

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                      • #12
                        I also have been getting tired lately after lunch. I usually have a protein source and some veggies. I think mine might be related to not enough hours of sleep. But I am usually high strung once I get to work and start the damn yawning after lunch. I will even out by 2 pm or there after.
                        All time high weight 262 lbs
                        Primal since Spring 2012
                        Start PB Weight: 240 lbs ish
                        Current Weight: 220lbs ish
                        Goal Weight:190-200 lbs
                        All on a 6ft. 1/2 inch frame.

                        I can't wait to meet my abs for the first time in my life. We gotta lot of catching up to do.

                        I love this way of eating and hope to be able to help others.

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                        • #13
                          Observation:
                          In many civilizations, there's a tradition of resting after eating if eating takes place during the day (siesta, etc.).

                          In all civilizations, people eat at night, and then go to sleep.

                          This post is meant to invite comments and insight; I don't have an explanation, belief, or preconceived idea as to the importance of this, or necessarily the relevance to the question asked in the opening post - but that's the train of thought that the opening post set me on.

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                          • #14
                            food coma - that's what I call it.

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                            • #15
                              Two ideas.

                              1) Tryptophan - an amino acid in muscle meat that is known for making people sleepy since it's a precursor for Serotonin.

                              2) Histamine Intolerance. This is something that my husband suspects is an issue for him. One of his issues is getting really sleepy after eating certain foods (that we just realized all either contain histamine, or prompt the body to release it). If histamine is your issue, there will likely be some other symptoms, not just the tiredness. It's an easy thing to google for more info, or you can check out these links:

                              Symptoms - Histamine Intolerance

                              Histamine Intolerance - Allergy UK
                              Last edited by BestBetter; 09-22-2012, 03:50 AM.

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