Up to 3 hours post workout I've been eating very little fat and putting away insane amounts of carbs (potatoes & White rice). I remain very high fat outside of the PWO window. I've only been doing this for a week and I feel like I'm leaning out, getting stronger, have more energy/better mood.
However my sleep has been really bad..for the past couple of days I have been taking 1-2 hours just to fall asleep even when I'm already tired
The reason I ask this question is the fact that when I slowly transitioned into paleo about 2 years ago I started eating coconut oil I had a similar energy burst, tough times sleeping, and good moods.
Does this make sense to anybody else? Any similar experiences?
asked byAndrew_13 (2349)
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on March 01, 2013
at 11:49 PM
if you're eating the carbs during the evening they might be the cause of your new sleeping patterns. It's like a "sugar kick".
I'm of the belief that carb-loading should be done before or during exercise when you want to use the carbs as a primary fuel source. Especially if you're eating low Carb otherwise.
Hope this helps!
on March 01, 2013
at 10:43 PM
I've had the same issues. I'm a little over a week into Paleo and I've had similar issues falling asleep and staying asleep. I've been trying a few things, like cutting out tv and bright lights 90 minutes before bedtime and have recently started trying cold showers but nothing has worked. I think some people have talked about magnesium, but I haven't tried that yet. I'm looking for advice as well.
on March 02, 2013
at 02:15 AM
Here is why.......you're a fast ATP recycler not an efficient one chronicly and not using PPP or DHEA. It destroys sleep.