Smurlene wrote:Yes, I got sleepy again from the brown rice. I will finish off what I already cooked and try bringing it in my diet again next week or two weeks from now.
Carbs today: 1 slice whole wheat toast, 1 cup of brown rice. So, I guess I had three servings of carbs. I am okay with that, but hope to avoid doing that again for awhile.
It sounds like you might be rather grain-sensitive or carb-sensitive. Given your medical history and the drugs your are on, you probably still have pretty high insulin-resistance right now, so perhaps that is not so surprising. (I'm not a doctor, so I don't really know - just speculating).
I mainly wanted to suggest that you try lower GI grains. Barley is a nice substitute for brown rice and it is MUCH MUCH lower GI, which means it will digest more slowly and perhaps cause less of a blood sugar rise (which is what I guess is causing the sleepies). You'll still need to limit your servings to 1/2 cup cooked per meal.
And oats is the other - steel-cut or old-fashioned 5 mins oats are a great grain choice. Oats and Barley are high in soluble fiber, so they digest much more slowly than wheat and rice.
Wheat and Rice really aren't the best grain choices. Even the whole grain versions. They are still high GI for grains. Barley and Oats are much better choices.
And 3 servings of grains in one day is probably too much. Perhaps stick with no more than 2 servings for a while? I'm not sure where you are in Phase 2.
Just thought I'd pass along some more options.