I need to switch back to high carb but still adhering to Paleo.
However, despite gradually increasing from 100g of carbs to 200-300 I still lack energy and mental acuity. Even after a day of eating white rice, potatoes and fruit, I feel worse. I know I have probably developed insulin resistance from low carbing, so how do I get insulin sensitive again? I have only increased my carbs in the past few days, but see no difference.
I can't stick to low or moderate carb because of the fatigue and my blood sugar dangerously dropping. I use to get such a boost after eating carbs.
Should I just continue feeding my body glucose and be patient? I am just stressing that this may be irreversible and I'm so frustrated with myself.
I would really appreciate advice.
asked byCindy_10 (28)
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on July 14, 2013
at 11:14 PM
I suspect there's more going on here than blood sugar dysregulation. Are you actually testing your postprandial glucose levels or just going by feeling?
on July 14, 2013
at 11:01 PM
If you want to become more insulin sensitive and assuming an otherwise balanced diet then you need to exert high quality mechanical work with muscle.
I recommend either a Phil Campbell/ Sprint 8 approach or a Doug Mcguff/ Body by science approach. This likely isn't an overnight fix though, more like a couple months as you get into shape.
I also doubt that you had high mental clarity and energy before going low carb since, why would you go low carb if you were feeling great already? So don't take it personally when someone calls bs and gets on you for asking similar questions.