Low on gas

Answered on October 12, 2014
Created September 25, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Hi all so long time reader, first time posting. So I have a very specific problem that I hope is common, or may not even be common for all I know. As per the title Im trying to make an analogy here. 

When a lawn mower or any gas/fuel/energy dependent apparatus begins to run low on its energy source its output decreases. And keeps decreasing until it finally stops. 

So Im experiencing something quite similar on a daily basis. Im a student currently studying for boards, and even though I may not be vigorously working out my brains constantly under stress and needs fuel! So problem is I eat/consume a meal and Im full content all that jazz for approximately 3 solid hours. After 3 hours my attention span and energy start plummeting, I start dosing off irregardless of how stimulating the material/task is. So Im confused/lost because on a strict ketogenic diet I should in theory have endless energy, I shouldnt need such regular amounts of food. My diet consists of green veggies of any sort, protein, and ample amounts of fat. I dont think its what Im eating because Im def in a constant ketotic state, carb count is def less than 50grams. Just puzzles as to why this still occurs(have had this issue even when I was on a carb dominant diet as well). 


Well this is my dilemma, looking forward to some replies and advice is appreciated! Shoutout to all those out there studying that know what its like studying for 14 hours a day. The struggle is real! haha 


Thanks again!

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on October 12, 2014
at 06:15 PM

Being constantly low on energy is certainly no fun for anyone :( But have you ever considered that maybe it's your routine that could be the culprit, or at least an accomplice in stealing your energy? Perhaps your tiredness is not necessarily ONLY due to your diet? As you mentioned, you're studying 14 hours a day, and that could potentially be information overload for anybody! Of course you wanna do well in school, but depriving yourself of proper rest and relaxation is usually not a good idea in the long run. So think about that while you're having a snack in between EVERY meal ;) Good Luck!    



on September 30, 2014
at 02:08 PM

What is your age?

I am 27, I bought a glucose mon. and learned that around 4pm (3-4) hours after lunch. My blood sugar crashes. A snack usally sets me straight



on September 26, 2014
at 02:11 AM

Do you know your blood sugar is stable?  Do you have a meter?



on September 26, 2014
at 12:41 AM

you need to exerise.  do something that will allow your brain to rest and get your body pumped up.


make sure you are getting enough sleep 


on September 25, 2014
at 08:31 PM

no where near 20-30 grams a meal, majority of my meals consist of full fat dairy, and high fiber veggies with coconut oil. 

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on September 25, 2014
at 08:18 PM

Your probably eating way to much protein. As a general rule you onyl need roughly 20-30 grams per meal or else youll start gluconeogenisus.

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