Quoted from dragonsgold5Since starting the BTD I've noticed this odd thing that happens, and I wonder if anyone else has had the same experience.
Some days I'm just ravenous. On those days I eat every couple of hours. On these days I feel weak and shaky and can't get a good workout. Eating more protein helps but that might mean, by the end of the day, I've consumed an entire 16-oz package of lean ground beef all by myself.
Other days, I'm hardly hungry at all. That's when I tend to slack off on the protein consumption. On the non-hungry days I might have eggs for breakfast, some compliant tuna salad for lunch, and a broiled chicken breast for dinner. It's not nearly as much protein as I can eat on a hungry day.
Here's what else to consider:
--I do eat plenty of fruits and vegetables every day, with quite a few green veggies.
--I exercise 4 to 5 days a week anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours at a time.
--Sleep patterns don't seem to play a part in these cycles.
Any ideas? Suggestions? Has this happened to anyone else?
Quoted from dragonsgold5Some days I'm just ravenous.
Quoted from researchingthings
You mentioned it doesn't seem to have anything to do with sleep. But I still kind of wonder if it could have a bit to do with adrenaline (excess on the days when you're ravenous). If you don't really have any stimulants intake and your stress level is pretty even, that discounts that theory. If you do think sometimes you have too much adrenaline, rhodiola seems to help that a bit.
Quoted from lolahave you been exercising?
Quoted from geminisueMaybe your low eating days trigger your big eating days, maybe a balance is in order. I would suggest beneficials meats only for a few days Are your portions also smaller on low eating days besides being neutral. Do you weigh your meat after cooking?
Quoted from geminisue..Remember your greens, especially, if not trying to lose, have your carbs more in the evening, that are beneficial or neutral for you, grain also in PM, better to keep your glucose up during the night.
Quoted from geminisueAlso if you eat half your weight in oz of water a day and protein a day,
Quoted from pkarmeierMy first thought was blood sugar (as OSuzanna). If you are consuming any amount of coffee, that too can trigger blood sugar like symptoms, whether your b/s is actually low or not. :'(
Quoted from sluggerbeanJust a thought, but what is your fluid intake? Are you drinking enough water? What other fluids do you ingest?
I know that fluids can have an effect on blood sugar levels.
Quoted from pkarmeierHmmmm, my NP told me to eat protein before going to bed to keep my blood sugar at an even keel thru the night. ??)
Quoted from sluggerbeanWhat other fluids do you ingest?
Quoted from geminisueYes if you weight 250 you have 125 oz of water and 125G of protein a day, approximately 7 gms, per oz, on most meat. So thats around 16-18 oz of meat, fish, poultry a day. and if a person weigh 250 or over they can have 4-6 oz of meat portions , but I try and limit the sirloin beef to 4 oz per day, because it tends to raise the glucose. This amount of protein, produces lean muscle mass, so that you can lose weight better, because muscle burns calories faster, so if it's build up it works better.
Quoted from geminisueYes if you weight 250 you have 125 oz of water and 125G of protein a day, approximately 7 gms, per oz, on most meat. So thats around 16-18 oz of meat, fish, poultry a day.
Quoted from geminisueIf you are eating your meats and greens during the day only, with no fruits, (none was mentioned)
Quoted from geminisueand than carbs, (fruit, grains, sweet potato in PM will pick up glucose, so when it drops during the night, it doesn't drop to much. It will also make you sleepy so you could sleep better.
Quoted from geminisuebut I try and limit the sirloin beef to 4 oz per day, because it tends to raise the glucose.
Quoted from geminisueCarbs get you hungry and tired, protein & fat give you energy to burn thru the day.
Quoted from dragonsgold5I've just never heard to eat carbs at night! Always the opposite. ??) I don't like to eat too many carbs at night because I thought because your digestion slows to a crawl overnight, carbs are more quickly converted to fat....and I want to maintain my weight, not gain. Also in the past when I would overindulge in the carbs (which was frequently, and quite stupid), it would make me jittery and wakeful, not tired and sleepy. But maybe that's because I was overshooting the sugars by quite a bit.
Quoted from ironwood55Be careful about using simple rules of thumb to figure out how you should eat. The BTD gives you much more individualized recommendations.
Quoted from ironwood55Why don't you consider getting your secretor status tested. Depending on the results it may help you sort out your problem. Are you are Rh+ or Rh-? You don't show it under your avatar.
Quoted from ironwood55Try reading the book The Circadian Prescription. It is one book that recommends eating higher protein until late afternoon than eating higher carb after that. I have been eating this way for several years.
Quoted from dragonsgold5Thank you for the book recommendation. I was planning a trip to Half Price Books next week to sell a bunch of books; now I have one to look for.
Quoted from pkarmeierGood carbs like sweet potatoes w/ some good fat like ghee, will help to make you sleepy and will slow down the absorption rate of the sugars in the sweet potato, plus the fiber will also help.
Quoted from pkarmeierBTW, thanks for starting this thread, much needed review info for me here. :-)
Quoted from geminisueI am trying to lose weight and the closer I stick to two oz servings, the better, I do
Quoted from geminisueWith me, I need to eat 6-9 oz of meat, fish, poultry a day, and 8 oz of cooked green/broccoli/etc, than I add my nuts(1 oz walnuts or almonds plus 1 oz of pumpkin seeds) I eat egg whites, for extra protein, & salad with lemon juice & olive oil and fresh/dry herbs & beneficial spices. (notice no flour, grain, dairy, and very little fruit) I've changed things quite a bit for myself in the last few month and it's worked for the better.
Quoted from geminisueresearchingthings- thank you for that article, kind of reminds me of something I discovered, about myself, I eat completely healthy for three days and than have like an extra meal the fourth day, or maybe a couple of neutrals the fourth day. I don't lose that day, but the following three days I have good losses. It like the brain is being sent a message I need a little more and I will give you what you want(more weight loss) Any understanding on this?