Yesterday, after a morning of grocery shopping/errands/laundry/household chores, Bob and I sat, looked at each other, and mutually announced we were tired !. The kind of tired that makes people dash off to bed because of an overpowering need to grab a nap. This was sort of annoying, considering for the last few evenings we have both been ready to go to bed at 7 pm. Sure, older people turn in earlier, but this is ridiculous !
I stretched, I yawned, I wiggled about , and then I realized what well might be the reason. Low carb eating often makes people feel very tired at first ! Carbohydrates, be they simple or complex, convert to a form of sugar in the body , and sugar is used for quick fuel. When you cut way back on this and up your fat and protein intake in its place, your body takes a little while to switch over. The result, for some is a temporary feeling of exhaustion , as your body learns to burn something other than sugars for fuel . That other something is fat, and when it gets the hang of it, it begins to consume itself. It sounds drastic, but this is exactly what weight loss is - utilizing those surplus stores in the body.
I am taking this as a good sign. Between the yawns and longing glances at my comfy bed that is !