What causes the weird sensations after a carb-up?

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    What causes the weird sensations after a carb-up?


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    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.

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    Probably the insulin spike. What type of carbs were you eating?
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    Oats, Ezekiel Bread, and WW Pita Crisps
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    Shouldn't be the insulin spike then since you would barely get one w/ those. I'm not sure what happened man.
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    Dude, numbing face, headache, sinking eyes...

    That sounds like some kind of allergic reaction to me.
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    Highly likely that it is the insulin reaction. Foggy headed, fatigued, bloated?
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    My bet would be hypoglycemia... As your body is going to be extremely sensitive to insulin because of your diet.
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    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.
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    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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