Generally speaking, eating a meal that is right for you should produce marked and lasting improvement in your energy, your mental capacities, your emotional well-being, and leave you feeling well-satisfied for several hours. If you are already feeling good, eating should, at the very least, help to maintain your energy level. But if you feel worse in some way an hour or so after eating, such as:
- You still feel hungry even though you are physically full
- You develop a sweet craving
- Your energy level drops
- You feel hyper, nervous, angry or irritable
- You feel depressed
… then it might be due to an improper combination of proteins, fats and carbohydrates at your last meal. You might be eating too much of one type of food in place of another can easily produce the symptoms listed above.
Many people come to my office eating very high-quality nutritious foods and are still quite sick. They haven't touched sugar or junk food in ages and still suffer with many health problems. There are a number of reasons for this, but one of the major physical ones is related to the fact that they are not eating appropriate foods for their metabolism.
If you've been eating the same way and still have the same symptoms then maybe changing the way you eat even if it the way you've been eating is healthy is your solution to feeling better.
Randy Schaetzke, D.C., D.I.B.A.K.