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Extremely tired after eating anything. What could this be?

I get extremely tired after eating. It can be eating anything. I have protein shakes in the morning, and within 30 minutes I’m ready to fall asleep; actually sometimes I fall asleep right at my computer while at work. This has only recently happened to me. Its very weird and Don’t know if I should consult a doctor or change my diet. I am currently on a diet where its two protein shakes and one regular meal a day(normally ill eat a salad) with intermittent snacking. What could this be? Note: I am 25 years old, overweight and exercise 4-5 times a week. Have tried many times to lose weight and nothing works.

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See your doctor. You are seriously lacking a balanced diet, you should be eating balanced meals with healthy snacking, lots of water.No way to diagnose over net, it could be food or something else.
Gluten free might help but Doctor is first step. Are you getting adequate sleep?

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i get on average 8-9 hours of sleep a night. I just started the shakes twice a day diet. otherwise i normally would have eggs and toast for breakfast, sandwich or salad for lunch and a typical dinner meal. I eat healthy snacks throughout the day. My cousin has celiacs disease so gluten could be the problem.
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Is the protein new to the diet? Are you doing anything different? My bet is start at the bottom obvious, gluten.
Some people feel exhausted after a bowl of pasta. Then the doc will take it from there. My friend just went gluten free for MS issues, she said she can't believe the difference.
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i have done this diet before and didnt have any problems. And the shakes i am doing are actually gluten free.... :-/
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You need to check with the doc. Actually you'd be surprised. Gluten is in everything, even salad dressing. We might be off target but Its a start. Wheat, dairy, just plain allergies could be the problem. Other health issues will be tested.
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Blood glucose...
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thanks. im going to make an appointment for next week
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Good luck! You'll figure it out!
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Contact your Doctor. There might be a simple explanation but no one on here is qualified to answer that.

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maybe your diabetic or problem with thyroids

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Depression

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It is the protein shakes. Protein takes A LOT of digestive resources to process. Basically, all of your blood is rushing to your stomach for digestion which leaves your brain oxygen deprived and sleepy.

Start looking at lower protein items like fruits and vegetables to eat, and eat constantly. Have an apple, then an hour later a large carrot, and so forth. You can still eat high protein items, but do not make them the only thing you eat at that time. Have a sandwich with a little lunchmeat and lots of lettuce for lunch and some mini-pretzels on the side.

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Talk to a doctor?

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This is completely normal. What happens after you eat is that your body has digest the food and prepare for digestion. What it'll do is take use blood that's being used in your brain and "transfer" it to your stomach to help with digestion. It's completely normal to be tired after you're eating, although some people have it worse than others.

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