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Sugar Coma

post #1 of 14
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Though I like sweets and sneak them here and there, I've been very good about how much I eat (thanks loboski for directing me to Primal Blueprint).  Today I took the family to a Mother's Day brunch at Crowne Plaza.  I filled up on real food.  More than my fair share; two full plate.  I took my grandson (who had much more control than I) up to the dessert table, and got myself a plate full of some of the most incredibly good tasting chocolate torte, chocolate cheese cake and every other chocolate/fudge thing they had. 

 

My wife asked if I wanted to lay down for a nap when we got back.  Though I attempt this now and again, I don't nap well.  Might get 10 or 15 minutes in and then start getting cagy and have to get up.  It's Mother's Day so whatever she wants.  I just slept for over 3 HOURS straight and I'm still exhausted.  I feel like I took allergy medicine and all energy has been drained from my body.  I never experienced this before in such an extreme way.  Probably because I was a bit of a sugar junky; in my coffee, cookies and candy I was always eating.

 

I didn't keep strange hours or change my routine much yesterday.  Woke up around the regular time this morning without an alarm.

 

Shocked at what it did to my body.  Granted eating two full plates of food didn't help much, but never has good food done this to me.

 

Sharing only because I'm so amazed/impressed by what it did.

 

Ken

post #2 of 14

I don't think it was the sugar.

post #3 of 14
I'm with L&AirC. I have the same response to sugars and starches. If carbs are limited, I loose weight, am more awake/alert, and have other healthier numbers. If I had to bet, I would bet my family is predisposed to diabetes. (But, this could just be an excuse to be more of a carnivore :-)
post #4 of 14

I think I had something like this after a really huge breakfast about a year ago.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reactive_hypoglycemia

post #5 of 14
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I don't think it was the sugar.

 

Then what?  The double sized meal?  The food I ate was more typical of my daily diet; ham/cheese/tomato/mushroom omelet., sausage, bacon, chicken, roast beef, ham, small serving of potatoes.  All times two minus the omelet and drank a cup of coffee and mimosa

 

My dessert plate was; a slice of Black Forest Torte,slice of Chocolate Fudge Cake, some sort of chocolate square with chocolate filling, slice of cheese cake with chocolate, drank another cup of coffee.  All the desserts were incredible tasting and rich!

 

Both coffees were very small; maybe 4-5 oz each.

 

I haven't slept that hard or had to fight so hard to wake up and get moving since I don't know when.  My windows were open and my neighbor was doing yard work (leaf blower, lawn mower etc) and it barely woke me a couple times.  Normally something like that would happen and sleepy time is over for me.  I felt like I'd been deprived of sleep for days.

 

The good news is my wife loves naps and knows I don't care for them.  She thought I stayed in bed with her so long because this was her special day and I love her so much.  As true as the last part of that is, I was there so long because I was out cold!

post #6 of 14
Carb crash.
post #7 of 14
Holy type II in the making, Batman! That much desert on top of the food AND the mimosa? Man, I'd have been sicker than a dog. Glad you're OK... Don't do that again, eh?smile.gif
post #8 of 14

Yeah, better get yourself checked out for diabetes.

or...

Did you notice any tightness in your chest, any pain in your left arm, any shortness of breath?

post #9 of 14
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Holy type II in the making, Batman! That much desert on top of the food AND the mimosa? Man, I'd have been sicker than a dog. Glad you're OK... Don't do that again, eh?smile.gif

Not typical for me at all. At least not anymore. Doubtful I'll do it again. Hope to go back next year for this event, but I won't be eating a plate of desserts.

Sibhusky,
Are you saying all the carbs from the dessert plate?
post #10 of 14

sugar coma/carb crash,

Call it what you want ,basicaly just a huge spike of insulin.

Probably feeling inflamed today as well?

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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

Holy type II in the making, Batman! That much desert on top of the food AND the mimosa? Man, I'd have been sicker than a dog. Glad you're OK... Don't do that again, eh?smile.gif


Sibhusky,
Are you saying all the carbs from the dessert plate?

Plus the potatoes. I'd be miserable if I'd eaten that, plus unable to keep my eyes open. About two hours after I eat carbs, I need a nap, big time. Stopped having them during the first two meals about fifteen years ago. Anything based on starches or sugars.
post #12 of 14
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Well, we went again this year. I was much better behaved so no coma. I did eat a plate of desserts but not like last year and I only had one plate of food.

Prior to leaving for the restaurant this morning, I joking told my wife "we should fold the blankets down now biggrin.gif"
post #13 of 14

Sugar comas rock! Especially if you can sleep it off.

 

Of course, too much sugar might mean you just sleep after "folding the blankets down".

post #14 of 14

Lets make this the annual L&AirC sugar coma thread...I'm good for a carb crash or two, especially if a little alcohol is involved.

 

On a more productive note, has anyone here tried fasting?  My wife and I were doing a 600 calorie day, two days a week with almost no carbs on those days. It's part of the Fast Diet program from Michael Mosely. I don't need to lose weight, I'm 6'-0" and 160 lbs but it made me feel a lot better overall once i got used to the minor deprivations. My only real problem was I got a lot of headaches. But apparently there are a lot of benefits other than weight loss to consider. I'm thinking about starting again just to show that apple pie who's boss!

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