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Dinner potatos negatively affecting sleep?

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One of my primary goals for doing W30 is better sleep. Typically, I fall asleep easily for 2-3 hours, then wake several times in the night. Once I wake up after the first round of sleep, I feel I'm restless -- a lot of tossing & turning.

My diet wasn't terrible prior W30, so week 1 has been drama-free. My sleep improved dramatically on Days 3-5 --- no tossing & turning! I felt I was actually getting restful sleep. (No potatos at all on those first days) Day 6, I had my first 1/2 a sweet potato at dinner -- sleep quality went down a smidge. Day 7 was my birthday, so we had steak, a large white baked potato with ghee, mushrooms and a salad with W30 ranch. Yumm-o! Except.....crappy sleep, back 100% to my old ways of toss & turning during the night.  

Has anyone experienced sleep disturbance from "fast acting" carbs at night? 

Of course I'm planning on removing any type of potato for a couple days to see what happens.

 

 

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Actually there is A LOT of anecdotal evidence to suggest that starchy veg help sleep rather than disrupt it, but that of course will depend very much on individual context, particularly around blood sugar.

What does the rest of your day look like, food wise?

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Notes from my journal:

DAY7: slept a little less, but feeling good. (This means I slept slightly less between Day 6 & 7) Pooping less. (Not concerned)

B: 2-3 eggs scrambled with ghee , 4 bacon, asparagus. 2 cups coffee + almond milk.

L: chicken salad (home made mayo, Granny Smith apple, pecans,) carrots, string beans

D: filet mignon, large baked white potato, ghee, salad, homemade ranch, balsamic marinated mushrooms

3.5 mile hike, plus a busy day.

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It's very difficult to comment with just one days worth of food as nutrition is cumulative - can you post a few more days worth of your log so we can take a better look...?

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