Gee, so I guess it's not just me having problems!
Actually, the past couple nights I've been sleeping better. Maybe all these supplements are helping. My problem isn't falling asleep, it's waking up in the middle of the night. And sometimes just plain tossing and turning all night long. But, as I said, the past couple days have been better. I even woke up this morning feeling like I have energy to burn. What a difference!
I seem to do best when I do a mostly carnivorous lifestyle. I eat a lot of fat, probably 70 - 80% fat in a day, and meat (mostly red meat). I've cut out dairy except for butter for a week now.
My typical menu is:
Breakfast: 3 eggs fried or scrambled, topped with butter
Lunch: Good portion of meat -- turkey or chicken topped with butter, beef topped with butter, or tuna with lots of Miracle Whip
Dinner: STEAK!!!!!! Need I say, "topped with butter"?
What I've found is that I get a little gassy after eating chicken or turkey, but not if I eat red meat. Does that seem odd? It's not the butter, because I have that with the red meat, too.
DH loves English muffins, so occasionally I have one in the morning with him. Not too often. Other than that, no carbs.
I survived (yes, survived!) a very long thread in the War Zone called "The real human diet is a carnivorous one." I didn't agree with everything, but there were some really good points brought up.
I've always believed that carbs are absolutely not necessary for humans to thrive. That's simply not how we evolved. Yes, early humans ate a little plant matter, but only when fat and protein were not available, and CERTAINLY not in the quantities that are recommended today. And today's vegetables and fruits are NOTHING like they were back in the day. Ever try to pick enough wild strawberries to even make up a handful? It would take you hours. They're tiny.
There's also the idea that since plants contain toxins to keep from being eaten, and we don't have the enzymes to break down these toxins (like sheep and cows do), veggies really aren't good for us. And that roughage is just that -- it ends up abrading the digestive tract and causes microscopic damage.
I'm not saying I buy into this completely, but I'm leaning in that direction.
In my own experience, I find that if I eat even 20 grams of veggies a day, I need to take a fiber supplement because I get terribly constipated. If I eat NO veggies, I don't have a problem with constipation. Proteins and fats are easily digested; plant matter is not.
So that's my rambling for the day, at least for the morning.
Oh, I should probably explain my username. I ususally try to explain it once I've been in a thread for a while, because it always causes comments.
In Maine, a lot of times you see guys parked on the side of the road selling all kinds of things out of the back of their pickups -- birdhouses, bikes, all kinds of stuff.
So one day DH and I were driving along and there's this guy selling winches, except his sign said "Wenches for Sale." Without skipping a beat, DH said, "Well, if they're bawdy, I'll take two!"
And the rest is history!