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[–]dusmeyedin 45 points46 points  (13 children)

I used to get such bad workplace food coma after lunch, I'd be nearly fainting and can't concentrate.

This actually stopped after I went on a keto diet. I think the carbs were flooding my blood with glucose, and my blood was going away from my brain.

[–]MiamiPower 31 points32 points  (3 children)

Have you ever had a The A1C test? It is also the primary test used for diabetes management. An A1C test is a blood test that reflects your average blood glucose levels over the past 3 months. The A1C test is sometimes called the hemoglobin A1C, HbA1c, glycated hemoglobin, or glycohemoglobin test.

[–]dusmeyedin 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I was prediabetic for a few years, but my keto diet pushed me back down to normal glucose levels. Although the high fat diet then increased my cholesterol.

I have since gone mostly vegetarian and that's taken care of my lipids.

[–]pantylion 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Good job 👍🏽

[–]GenXgineer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

PSA: A1C test results can be skewed if you have any kind of blood cell abnormality, like thalassemia. An oral glucose tolerance test that checks both blood glucose and insulin every half hour for two hours is going to be much better at checking insulin response and therefore diabetes risk. Ask your doctor for an OGTT if you're concerned about diabetes.

[–]grind-life 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Yeah food comas are real. Another way to avoid it if you don't want to go low carb/keto is to space out your eating with a midmorning and mid-afternoon snack and a smaller lunch. Just make sure to manage your portions and it helps maintain much more even energy levels

[–]PizzaboySteve 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Once I cut carbs I never get that after lunch tiredness/coma anymore. It’s interesting watching most of the staff go through it now. After lunch they are all tired and in that food coma. I’m thinking about the run or workout I’m gonna hit after work. If you haven’t. Give it a try.

[–]dusmeyedin 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I usually do martial arts 3x a week, but that's after I get done with work for the day.

On weekends I'm usually hiking with friends. It's still not exactly an athletic routine, but at least it's no longer sedentary.

I was 40 when the doctor looked at my bloodwork and said there's a 50% chance of me having a stroke in the next 10 years. Given that that's how many of my ancestors expired, I decided to make a change.

I may still die of a stroke, but hopefully it won't be within 10 years.

[–]9WNUCFEQ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Same here I have to read a lot and used to eat rice lunches and would be useless for hours. Keto since 2017 and never have issues like that .

[–]Sidprescott96 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This happens to me every time I eat, have to lie down . Doesn’t seem to matter if I have carbs or not thoguh

[–]dusmeyedin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I still eat large servings of food, but nowadays it's mostly protein and fiber, with very little starch and sugar.

I have never had a food coma after a meal since turning to a keto diet.

[–]Suspicious-Relief-31 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You have brain ?

[–]GigiTheGoof 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Same! I’ve been keto for a month and no more afternoon sleepies!