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hacking "food comas"

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 01, 2012 at 9:57 PM

first, what is it really? an insulin release after eating that makes a person relaxed enough to actually be tired?

second, what would be some practical ways to mitigate this? eat less protein/carbs at each meal, or in general? eat less meals throughout the day? eat 1 or 2 big meals within a smaller timeframe daily?

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on August 13, 2012
at 02:46 PM

I... can dig it

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on August 02, 2012
at 07:34 AM

@dsohei ----- i'd say that it made my life way-way more easier, liberating my daily routine from the subject of food: come evening - and it's a feast-time, whatever kind of comas may ensue...

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

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on August 02, 2012
at 06:11 AM

haha, pretty funny, but i dont think it's feasible to have 1 3ooo calorie meal before bed for everyone (not me certainly) btw, has this method given you super powers, or just super delusions?

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on August 02, 2012
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this happens if i eat a high protein meal, carbs or not. i don't think we are talking about the same thing.

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on August 02, 2012
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protein is highly insulinogenic in general. i don't buy that carbs are inherently "worse" than any other macro. i also don't buy that food comas are detox reactions. raw milk is not any better or worse than non-raw milk, as so many other variables are at play, including how each individual reacts to the specific food.

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on August 01, 2012
at 10:15 PM

When you take in a large amount of food, the body acutely prioritizes digestion over, say, higher cognition, intense activity, etc. Also, because the body works very quickly to stabilize blood glucose levels post-prandially (via insulin), energy and focus is further diverted away from other functions.

Someone else could probably delve into the biochemistry better than I.

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on August 02, 2012
at 04:36 AM

that's why eating one meal a day before going to sleep really helps: even if you get into a coma you don't care because you're asleep

A7925ab8ea44e6d4d5d7c6f202632c6c

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on August 02, 2012
at 07:34 AM

@dsohei ----- i'd say that it made my life way-way more easier, liberating my daily routine from the subject of food: come evening - and it's a feast-time, whatever kind of comas may ensue...

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on August 02, 2012
at 06:11 AM

haha, pretty funny, but i dont think it's feasible to have 1 3ooo calorie meal before bed for everyone (not me certainly) btw, has this method given you super powers, or just super delusions?

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on August 13, 2012
at 02:46 PM

I... can dig it

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on August 01, 2012
at 11:33 PM

I used to get these when I was particularly hungry and then ate something high in carbs. I never get a food coma when I eat paleo -- but if I cheat, especially with grains or starches, I get it big time.

Eating paleo, I can be as hungry as can be and eat the biggest meal I want and I don't get that heavy lethargic feeling that I used to get. Truth is that i can't eat as much at once on paleo anyway.

I think the food coma has to do with an insulin spike and blood sugar overload, both of which are hard to do on paleo.

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on August 02, 2012
at 02:00 AM

this happens if i eat a high protein meal, carbs or not. i don't think we are talking about the same thing.

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on August 01, 2012
at 11:33 PM

Some foods or supplements may initiate the same drowsy feeling if they cause your body to detox. First few times I took s. Boulardii, I was out for an hour nap. This happened each time I took the S. Boulardii, sometimes twice in a day. Taking probiotics may initiate the same detox. Eating a higher ratio of plant foods to animal foods may also trigger such a detox.

Some food like dairy is insulinogenic even though it's not necessarily high in carbs. I get quite sleepy after consuming soft cheeses, but I do fine with sour cream and hard cheeses. However, the sleepiness felt after dairy consumption in some people is probably also an issue of the casomorphins. Another reason to purchase raw milk from Guernsey cows or goats.

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

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on August 02, 2012
at 01:58 AM

protein is highly insulinogenic in general. i don't buy that carbs are inherently "worse" than any other macro. i also don't buy that food comas are detox reactions. raw milk is not any better or worse than non-raw milk, as so many other variables are at play, including how each individual reacts to the specific food.

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