So working from home having my fridge next to me led me slowly to become one of the "eat more often in smaller quanitites" getting to the almost ridiculous place where I can eat a BIG meal and be hungry again in two hours (no exaggeration). I've been trying to get out of this system as it's just annoying having to eat/snack constantly but have been facing a problem - since I am used to eating small, even a normal sized meal instantly puts me in a food comma. And by the time I wake up from my nap, of course, I am hungry again. I've had days where I will literally eat, sleep, eat, sleep. Hnnngh...!
But I think I just made a discovery and wanted to talk to the nutrition/blood sugar/GI experts of BikeForums. Basically I noticed if I eat a "desert" after my big meal, I tend not to get a food comma. First case was a few days ago when I had a MASSIVE dim sum brunch with a few friends, fully expecting a coma after. But we ended stopping by a cafe and getting chocolate-ladden ice creams after aand... no coma! Next day was another massive lunch, but without any desert at the end. ZZzzzz. Second case, yesterday I had a decent breakfast (2 eggs, 1 whole wheat english muffins, slice of cheese, veggies etc.) and food comma killed me until noon. Today I did a repeat of that, BUT I tacked an extra half of an english muffin slatherd in jam and honey (side-by side, not mixed, i am not uncivilized), and lo-behold, no food comma, and I've been motivated and energized as heck on top of that!
My theory is that, since I eat "healthy" I tend to get lots of fruits, veggies and whole grains, with a bit of fat. All this stuff is great because it digests slowly. And it takes a lot of energy from a body to digest. So when I eat a lot, my body goes into a coma using up all its energy to convert all that. BUT if I tack on simple sugars (ice cream+chocolate, honey + jam) on top of that, it also gives my body instant-energy that offsets the energy lost to digestion = no coma! Aand while normally, after a sugar hike one would deplete it and crash, in my case by the time the sugar rush wears off the whole-grains, proteins and fats are starting to be digested and entering my bloodstream, thus giving me energy that offsets the crash. So it's basically a win-win.
So am I right on the mark here, or is my theory completely bonkers?