What causes the weird sensations after a carb-up?

  1. What causes the weird sensations after a carb-up?


    Hi,

    I've been doing the keto diet for a while and have switched into a TKD diet. It seems that whenever I have my carb meal before my workout on the TKD, my face gets numb...I get a headache...and it feels like my eyes are sinking back into my head and I can't focus. For these reasons, I think I am going to start to transition back to a standard 40/40/20...but what physiologically causes these senstations? It almost feels like I'm drunk.


  2. Probably the insulin spike. What type of carbs were you eating?

  3. Oats, Ezekiel Bread, and WW Pita Crisps
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  4. Shouldn't be the insulin spike then since you would barely get one w/ those. I'm not sure what happened man.

  5. Dude, numbing face, headache, sinking eyes...

    That sounds like some kind of allergic reaction to me.

  6. Highly likely that it is the insulin reaction. Foggy headed, fatigued, bloated?

  7. My bet would be hypoglycemia... As your body is going to be extremely sensitive to insulin because of your diet.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by jtp217 View Post
    Shouldn't be the insulin spike then since you would barely get one w/ those. I'm not sure what happened man.
    Even with low GI carbs, this sounds a hell of a lot like an insulin spike and blood sugar crash. If I were to guess, I would say that the oats spiked your insulin which overregulated and depleted your blood sugar.
    I'm not sure that I have any advice (I've never done TKD or CKD--hell I'm always bulking!), but you might want to try taking it slower as you carb up.

  9. hmmm. . . if it feels like you are more drunk, drink more water? Maybe up the water intake while eating these carbs. Maybe you are just a little dehydrated during the carb up and the sudden influx of so many sugars is demanding more water.

    I don't know. . My carbs always make me feel fantastic. Vascularity and size through the roof.
  

  
 

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