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POSEY440 SparkPoints: (463,162)
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4/2/11 12:16 P

yes when I go over board

JENELIZA20111 SparkPoints: (0)
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4/2/11 12:11 P

It happens to me when I over eat carbs.

ONLINEASLLOU SparkPoints: (73,365)
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4/2/11 11:49 A

I'm another person who gets very sleepy after eating a high-carb meal. For me, it's usually lunch. If I eat too many carbs for lunch, I am sluggish in the early afternoon at work. So, while I don't try to eliminate ALL carbs from my lunch ... I know I feel better when I keep them a little low and include more protein instead.

... and I NEED lots of protein at breakfast or I will snack all morning.

Edited by: ONLINEASLLOU at: 4/2/2011 (11:50)
THEAMAZINGKAT SparkPoints: (1,206)
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4/1/11 9:32 P

Lately, and I don't know how... it seems like I've added a lot more protein in my diet...therefore eliminating a lot of carbs just by default.. and I have noticed I've been a lot less tired, plus I've been losing weight pretty quickly. But I don't know if it's a good thing or not, it's just been my last weeks worth of experience...

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4/1/11 9:07 P

I don't know about carbs in general, but wheat makes me feel like that... just want to curl up for a nap (No, I don't have celiac disease). Not saying that is the cause, as everyone reacts differently to foods.

I suggest trying some protein with breakfast, like others have suggested. If what you're doing isn't working for ya, try something else. :)

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4/1/11 8:36 P


WELSHLADY55 SparkPoints: (0)
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4/1/11 7:55 P

Yes I just had a physical a week ago and I am doing great. Your ideas about protein are likely the answer. I have a hard time getting all my protein in for the day. I plan on checking out the Sparkdiet area next. 90% of the time all I have is my cereal and a cup of coffee so I will try adding protein. I had two scrambled eggs at lunch and felt energized. Thank you for all your help. It is good to have friends who care.

REBECANOLA Posts: 3,285
4/1/11 4:12 P

Russell, I didn't mean to question your advice or attack your suggestion or even your food choices -darned typing makes tone pretty hard to inject. Sorry if it sounded otherwise.

RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
4/1/11 2:46 P

I was just suggesting she make sure she is getting enough sleep, before she blames a cereal. I have no idea if her breakfast affects her that way.. I was just being conversational about my breakfast , which I do have a banana besides my I would just rule out anything BESIDES the breakfast, to make sure that is the issue. The I would see a Dr. , and make a change if necessary

I wasn't saying that her body had to react to carbs the way mine did.. I was just wondering if she checked off all the usual suspects. I used to get sleepy after meals when I didn't get 8 hours in.I didn't think my suggestion was any different than any of the others

hope the OP figures it out

Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 4/1/2011 (14:47)
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4/1/11 2:24 P

REDSHOES2011, while I know english isn't your first language... calling peoples advice and eating plans a "load of bull" is flat out rude and you have to know that.

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4/1/11 2:20 P

Russell, if I ate that breakfast I'd be sluggish, tired, then starving an hour later. I need protein for energy. People react differently to foods; it's just one of those little mysteries of being human.

It's not uncommon to be tired after eating a lot of carbs/sugar (that Kashi has 3tsp of sugar per serving in itself). I'd only be concerned enough to go to a doctor if this were a recent thing that didn't happen in the past after eating this meal or one like it or you haven't been recently enough to have a current blood test profile.

By the way, did you ever notice that cereal commercials tout their products as being part of a balanced breakfast? You're *supposed* to eat something else with it.

Edited by: REBECANOLA at: 4/1/2011 (14:22)
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4/1/11 2:13 P

Agree with stress from not getting a good night sleep too.. It makes the body produce hormones that make us feel satisified in less amounts and the hormones that give us appetite produce make too much..

Edited by: REDSHOES2011 at: 4/1/2011 (14:14)
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4/1/11 2:10 P

I had 101 g carbs for breakfast.. 1.33 cups frosted mini wheats, 1 cup of skim milk, and a small banana.

I feel ready to go when I eat carbs.. they are energy for me. I am eating 329 g today, and if carbs made me sleepy, I would be comatose. make sure you are getting enough sleep at night.

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4/1/11 2:04 P

That sounds like a normal breakfast.. Have you had a doctors physical lately? Cereal and milk are average breakfast items and we do need carbs to fuel us through the day..

Before everyone plays doctor, if you have not had a physical recently- suggestion tell your doctor about this problem..

You will get all the advice between heaven and earth- make sure there is not another reason why your doing this trick just efter breakfast..

A doctor is a good person to talk to when stuff out of the average happens.. Cheap advice is not always the charm- low carbing is a load of bull..

Normal healthy people should not remove carbs.. We need all three catagories complex, simple and fiber to keep a normal blood sugar.. Low carbing causes low blood sugar and binging when the body can't take unstable anymore.. The body has it defense system to make us eat..

If anything turn on sparks meal suggestions and make sure your items are in the amounts they suggest and that the items are all there..

There is a component list of foods that should be at each meal.. I lost all my weight without ever counting a single calorie before coming to sparks..

I was taught what had to be on my plate.. If my blood sugar wasn't stable I would never have latest maintenance 4 years..

Edited by: REDSHOES2011 at: 4/1/2011 (14:12)
4/1/11 2:00 P

From what you share, your breakfast probably contains about 30 grams of carbohydrate---this is NOT excessively high. However, you may feel better (less tired) if you include a little more protein with the meal, or have a different type breakfast that includes more protein.

dietitian Becky

REBECANOLA Posts: 3,285
4/1/11 1:52 P

Yes, that's why I eat a lower carb diet. When I do eat any of those "sleepy making" carbs like pasta, or sugar, I make sure that I've eaten enough protein either with it or before it. While that Kashi has some protein and a good bit of fiber, it also has a lot of carbs and sugar. You could try pairing it with something higher in protein like an egg or some egg whites.

Cereal is not a balanced meal. It's pretty much all carbs and for many people, that will mean a sure dip in energy levels.

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4/1/11 1:13 P

Have you checked your nutrition log to see how that breakfast comes in as far as meeting all your goals for that meal (cals/carbs/fats/proteins)? I suspect you don't have enough protein in there; balancing the meal out may help, if that's the case. And yes, too many carbs makes me feel sleepy, too!

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4/1/11 1:10 P

Yups, thats just one of the reasons why I eat lower carbs, so I don't ever have to experience this horrible crash caused by too many carbs!

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4/1/11 1:06 P

Every morning I eat my Kashi goLean Crunch cereal, non fat milk and coffee. within 30 minutes I get so sleepy I have to stop what I am doing and take a 20 minute nap. Have you had the problem and do you know how to combat the problem?

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