I didn't see a thread for general diet questions which is why I am making this thread.
I notice that when I eat a lot of food (healthy of unhealthy), I get very sluggish (a good amount of times where I can/need to fall asleep). This happens with carbs especially, but I notice it can happen with fat too. When I eat smaller meals, I never feel satisfied and/or can't get enough food in.
Can you tell me why this happens? Can you comment on how I should go about dieting?
I also want to look into the new protocol when it comes out, but all of those carbs might make me tired. I do know (I have experimented) that I need carbs to lift heavy weight and push through workouts.
Here is what I tried: This may sound weird (or dumb), but what I tried doing is eating a lot of fast-digesting carbs (sugary junk) at night which seems to make me go to sleep and then I get up feeling energized, but then I am not really hungry during the day so I can't get good protein meals in. I stopped doing this because even though my workouts were good (I was getting stronger), I didn't feel too great other than during the workout.
My logic was to try to use a negative (feeling tired from eating a lot) as a positive by eating a lot at a time that I wanted to go to sleep.
PS: I asked a question about feeling "off" and I realized that the allergy medicine was probably responsible for lowering my testosterone which is why I felt "off." I was taking it every day for about a week. It was the kind that makes you drowsy too. I feel better, but still a bit sluggish. How long does it take for medication like that to fully leave the body and for the person to function normally again?
Thank you for your time.