Just wondering if anyone else ever get's this, and if so what do you eat instead?
I have noticed for years now that whenever I eat any of the grains (grasses) I get tired after, lasting for a day or so. Anything such as rice, pasta (wheat), breads and cakes and even oats! (Which sucks because I love oats and eat it about every day at the moment).
For example, I may eat some bread / oats/ etc, one evening and it'll make me tired very soon after, and the next morning I will be really tired - like I can't get up. Oats taste great but after them as breakfast by midmorning or lunch I am groggy from them.
I should and probably will avoid these things in future - but I have found it quite difficult getting any decent amount of bulk carbs in my diet aside from the potatoe family. (I love fruit though)
My issue is that even though I love fruit if I avoid the grains altogether I end up real hungry, so that I instinctively go for cake or something simply for the concerntrated carbs and fats otherwise I am pretty much a useless zombie (hypoglycaemic or something ).
I am not complaining, no problem, I'll figure it out and will have grasses, but in moderation I think, I am just curious how many others have noticed this?
I have heard that grains are a very recent addition to our diets - originating in the middle-east or the near-east a few thousand years ago (relatively short in human scale terms), I suppose genetically some of us haven't adapted to it yet and would be better off following a paleolithic diet or what have you.
When I have experimented with this kind of diet (lean unprocessed meats and fish, nuts and seeds, fruits and green vegetables) I did feel a lot more energetic, slept less and felt more clear headed- but I lost weight and my strength wasn't quite as good.
Your thoughts? Your experiences?
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