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    I think its individual whether you have breakfast or not. Just eat when hungry if you are not hungry at breakfast - don't eat.


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    I love breakfast, it's probably my biggest meal of the day! Because of work I'm not going to eat between 7 and 1 so it's crucial for me, especially with all the usual sugary goods that get offered around each day. I'm fine resisting but it's not even an issue with a decent breakfast in my belly.


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    @preston: You said: "Another thing to keep in mind is that if you have healthy insulin sensitivity, then just the process of digesting food should get you a bit tired from the insulin release, and from the blood diverting from your brain to your belly."


    Although it seems to have gotten better the last days, I really feel this and I was just wondering whether it was something to be concerned about.

    I'm not really happy with that, but I guess it's nothing unhealthy then. Still think it's a little too extreme at times. I mean, I'm not getting so tired I want to go to bed, but it's still having quite some impact on me.

    Any way to make the feeling of tiredness less extreme?


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    @madMUHHH: Insulin Sensitivity is a normal thing for a healthy body.


    If you have good insulin sensitivity you should be happy. Happy that you aren't like the majority of Americans downing carbs every other hour or so claiming that it keeps their energy high. Really their just insulin insensitive from their blood sugar being 3 times as high as it should be ALL DAY LONG.


    madMUHHH, I don't know what your carb intake looks like in the daytime. If your claiming that your actually getting groggy after eating then you are atleast eating some carbs.


    Try dropping the carbs in the daytime alltogether. Try Eating just FAT and PROTEIN, and see if your body responds better to that.


    Make sure it's not too much protein though, because your body can easily convert excess protein into Glucose which will cause a much greater insulin release and give you the same groggy feeling of eating carbs.

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    Hmm, I really don't eat any grains or sugars at all. My fruit intake was up to like 2 apples a day until recently, but I'm down to one and feel like I could easily leave that one out if I wanted. So I'm not sure if that's really the cause.

    But as I said, it has gotten better the last days, maybe I should just write down what I ate and how I felt afterwards. Since I don't measure or write down what I eat, it could easily be that I'm not eating as primal as I'm expecting, but I highly doubt that.


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    I would rather skip breakfast because it feels better to me but, I am now a T2 diabetic (no meds and under control thanks to primal) so, I must eat a VLC breakfast to lower my high morning BG numbers (aka dawn phenomenon.)


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    I definately feel better if I eat a protein rich breakfast with minimal carbs and plenty of fat. I can fast breakfast but prefer to do this later in the day, I feel better this way.


    From what I have read, eating one large meal may not be good for insulin sensitive people:


    This is from http://lowcarb4u.blogspot.com/

    -Avoid eating a large volume of food at one sitting

    In his book The Diabetes Solution, Dr. Richard Bernstein discusses the fact that simply overstretching the stomach causes the release of insulin. This effect happens without reference to what type of food is consumed. It occurs whenever the stomach has been distended--by overeating or by eating large servings of high fiber foods. (According to Dr. Bernstein, it even happens when the stomach is distended with air.) To avoid oversecreting insulin, it is preferable to avoid eating one large meal and two small ones, but instead keep all three meals at a similar volume of food.


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    btw..I know Grok wouldn't have done this however a lot of people these days have insulin problems due to all the excess sugar, obesity and lifestyle. Grok never had diabetes or obesity as a underlying problem that some people have today....Just my two cents anyway!


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    Very interesting thread.


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    Always something depending on the workout, event or what the day holds in store.


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