this is carb flu and it's brutal when it first happens. I still get it if I eat white sugar or any bread. For example, yesterday I was at a Mardi Gras parade and had too much vodka. The next thing I know I'm eating a hotdog and praline candy. Today I can't even do my daily Grok walk. On a normal day I can Grok for almost 10 miles hardly breaking a sweat.
Originally Posted by rians
when you've eaten sugar, grains etc. for so long and then stop you're literally breaking an addiction your body has clung to since you were old enough to eat that stuff. I'd try Intermittent Fasting. Start after an early dinner the night before and try to last until lunchtime. Soon you'll be able to last all the way until your next dinner which will be 24 hours. It sounds crazy but it's fantastic for hunger management and energy. You reach a certain point where your body wakes up and insulin stabilizes. I have tried to incorporate 2 of them every week.
Don't snack, this increases your hunger and you'll likely consume something that will negate all of your efforts. You can have lots of fat but I have found that I need to cool my jets on the nut consumption. For a while you might even want to avoid good foods with higher glycemic index like bananas, carrots, oranges, apples. If you want something sweet and fruity stick to berries with Stevia or Xylitol. When your energy returns you can slowly add back the carrots, bananas and sweeter fruits. Good luck
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