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Old 02-02-2009, 06:24 PM   #11
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So, I just came off of a 19 hour fast today and, planning on this being my only meal of the day, headed to the Whole Foods buffet. I had (about) 6 oz of beef, 2 eggs (in a canola oil mayo), and 4 oz of chicken, plus four cups of broc and one cup melon (HUGE MEAL).

So, my body's response to this was to fall asleep about 20 minutes after. Is this coincidence or meal size? It was about 430 pm and I was forced to get a coffee to stay awake for class. Mike OD mentioned that as long as the meal is not a carb bomb, the insulin response shouldn't be dramatic; however, I usually only get that type of response if I eat a lot of carbs...so, is that result merely a response to the gargantuan size of the meal?

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Old 02-02-2009, 07:58 PM   #12
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Mike OD mentioned that as long as the meal is not a carb bomb, the insulin response shouldn't be dramatic; however, I usually only get that type of response if I eat a lot of carbs...so, is that result merely a response to the gargantuan size of the meal?
I said (or tried to imply) that it shouldn't be AS dramatic....but large meals will generate higher insulin than a smaller meal if based mostly of protein. Also large meals will probably shift your body into a more PNS CNS response which means putting more blood flow into digestion and not staying awake....as it's not a priority. Just makes sense the body is not designed to want to be active/alert after eating a large meal. While I can easily eat 6 eggs and 1/2lb of bacon and still be alert....doesn't mean there isn't a limit, as the last time I ate at an all you can eat ribs place I was napping on the couch an hour later....as I probably ate 2lbs of ribs. Hence....trying to eat one large meal and still function is probably not viable....unless it is at night and you have nothing to do but rest and go to sleep.
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