While I am not on WW, I saw your post and had a couple of ideas, so I'm chiming in...
What are you eating for lunch? My sister is very sensitive to gluton...she just figured out, at age 40, that this has been a problem for her most of her life, but she never linked it to gluton...because it is in A LOT of foods, and she just thought her lower energy in the afternoon was "normal" -- and to some extent it is kind of normal. Most people have a dip in energy in the afternoon...which is why so many countries incorporate siestas into their days. Here in the US, we often mask this natural "dip" with caffeine, sugar, etc -- but when you eat right, you may feel it a little more. However, "sleepiness" after eating is a really strong sign that gluton might be a problem for your system. It might be worth trying a low or no gluton diet for a couple of weeks and see if you feel better.
A second possibility is that you need to ramp up your protein a lot...and evaluate how many carbs are in your lunch. Even "eating right", if you are getting too many carbs and not enough protein, lower energy is very likely shortly after eating. Protein will help regulate your energy level by keeping your blood sugar up -- small high protein snacks will also help with this. There are days that I include two of these in the afternoon to keep my engine primed.
Why yes those are Size 4 jeans hugging my posterior today. Thanks for noticing!
Last edited by Schumeany : 01-05-2009 at 02:38 PM.