Do you sometimes feel sleepy, drowsy, or tired after eating fruit, especially at breakfast, and you don’t know why?
Fruit provides easy to digest simple sugars (glucose and fructose) that create a moderate rise in blood sugar, which is typically considered uplifting, so thinking about it – eating fruit shouldn’t send you to sleep, so why does this happen?
I experienced this sleepy sensation after eating fruit for months on end when I first started my raw diet – even feeling extremely tired at times; I could never fully explain the reason why.
I would eat fruit for breakfast, and then I would feel so sleepy and tired afterwards, that I literally would want go back to sleep.
Luckily, I own a few Orthopathy books that have been incredibly helpful in explaining this pathology, and after learning this important lesson, I managed to control these symptoms.
Typically, the reason why you feel tired or sleepy after eating fruit is because of the excessive quantities of fat flowing through your system.
Most of the time, it isn’t the fruit itself that makes you feel sleepy, but the dinner you ate the night before, which has been digesting in your stomach all night long.
As you consume fruit the next day, it ferments quickly.
The body then responds to the rise of blood sugar levels that accompanies the consumption of fruit by producing insulin from the pancreas.
The excess fat in the bloodstream, however, makes it more difficult, impeding the function of insulin upon sugar in the bloodstream, and as a result, the body tends to overproduce insulin.
Eventually this excess of insulin does finds its way to the sugar in the bloodstream and the blood sugar levels drop as a consequence, to even lower levels than what is consider normal and healthy.
It is at this point that you feel tired.
In most situations, you solve this problem by reducing the overall fat you consume in your diet, especially at dinnertime.
In my case, the excess fat was coming from the olive oil I used to add to my dinner salads; and I wasn’t using much.
A mere 1 Tbsp. of olive oil drizzled over my salad the night before was enough to make me feel drowsy the next day after eating fruit.
Remember that olive oil, just like the rest of the cooking oils, is a refined product and one of the most concentrated sources of calories available anywhere. One tablespoon of oil contains 120 calories of pure fat, with almost no other nutrient.
I believe quitting oils by itself isn’t the only solution to stop feeling tired. Eating a low fat diet is ideal for many reasons.
I created a special report with my 10 most effective tips to keeping fat intake low you can download for free.
By following these simple guidelines, you will not only stop feeling tired after eating fruit, but they also show you how to boost your energy levels and get rid of belly fat (and other excess body fat) for good.