Most Saturdays (weekends) I do a carb refeed. I do this in order to increase my leptin levels and to speed up my metabolism which has slowed down over the course of the week from my low carb primal diet. Let’s be honest, I really enjoy the refeeds. It gives me a chance to eat some of the things that I sort of miss. For example, yesterday started out with waffles with my wife. It then moved onto hot dogs and cake at a friend’s son’s birthday party. Then my wife and I went out for Mexican food. I completed the day with a grilled turkey and cheese sandwich and various forms of chips, popcorn, and cereals. Go big or go home is what I say!
The biggest downside of refeeds days is the carb hangover I feel the next morning. I am feeling it today. Swollen eyes, fatigue, nausea, headache, etc. The list goes on and on. I am not really sure what causes these hangover symptoms but its obviously from the increase in carb intake from what the body is used to.
My advice to anyone that is going low carb and has yet to give themselves a “free” day to indulge, beware of the dreaded carb hangover!
Now I am off to do some sprints. I am hoping that a good sweat will get this body back to feeling itself again.