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    I sleep less on a caloric deficit

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    Is this supposed to happen? I am naturally sleeping 7 hours now instead of the usual 8-9, but I am concerned about recovery from working out. I've found that every time I restrict calories my sleep level decreases, either on SAD, or Primal. Any explanations?

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    That's interesting. Is it coinciding with whatever caffeine intake you have throughout your day/week?

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    Why are you so afraid of carbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthFriendly View Post
    Why are you so afraid of carbs?
    wtf don't hijack my threads D:

    I'm not sure if it's the caffeine. The coffee I drink at home is pretty weak, and at 11pm when I sleep, I'm hella tired. But I keep waking up at 6 now instead of 7 by alarm. And I don't wake up feeling that refreshed either, so I don't know what's up.

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    This is totally conjecture, but I would imagine that with less food to digest, your body has more energy left over for other functions like detoxing and repair and therefore you need less sleep. How do you feel on less sleep- are you waking up earlier because you feel refreshed or are you waking up earlier with interrupted sleep and feel tired?

    Edit- never mind, I see you don't feel refreshed.

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    hey, depending on the deficit, this could be a stress response. how many calories are you cutting?

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    google "ketosis sleep" and I think you'll get your answer

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    I don't think I'm in ketosis because I now eat about 50-150g carbs a day, plus all of the carbs are eaten at night before I go to sleep. I'm at a caloric level of 1400-2200 a day, and average maybe 1900-2000 a week? I'm a girl, and I work out almost every day for up to an hour doing heavy lifting and up to 20 min doing sprints. I walk a little bit. I don't think it's a huge deficit (compared to SAD when I was at 1300 daily and doing an hour of cardio) so I don't know why this is happening again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott F View Post
    google "ketosis sleep" and I think you'll get your answer
    I'm not her, but I found - from what was googled - the quick material I glossed over interesting. I wake up within four hours of sleep. I don't know if I should force it either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthFriendly View Post
    Why are you so afraid of carbs?
    ROFL. Stop it right now! You're killing me! ROFL. I can't take all this jiggling from the laughter because it's causing "chronic cardio" and I may have to have some carbs.... and I'm afraid now!
    "If we’re not supposed to eat animals, how come they’re made out of meat?" - Tom Snyder, talk show host

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