Hi. I have a few questions on the zone diet.
I’m 35, 5’11” 172lbs. I practice CF 5 days a week, with 2 of those days focused on strength.
For the past 5 weeks I’ve been eating paleo. The first week or so was rough, cutting down on carbs and removing sugar. Then I went to Vegas for work last week and fell off the wagon on a few meals. When I came back, I started paleo zone. I’m on my third day. I’m eating a 16-17 block plan.
For breakfast, I’ve been eating 2 jumbo eggs + 2 strips of bacon (Protein), 1 cup of butternut squash + 1/2 banana (Carbs), and 1/2 a paleo biscuite (Fat). About 15 minutes after eating, I feel super lethargic. Big time brain fog and concentration is difficult. Very tired, like I could fall asleep standing up. I’m wondering what I’m doing wrong here.
Also, so far this seems like a LOT of carbs. Seems like it steers you towards starches and fruit, or else you’re eating buckets of vegetables. I still eat vegetables, but they don’t dent the require carbs by much.
Another question concerning the Zone, I used to make green juice every morning (apple, cucumber, kale, spinach, celery, carrot). I’ve since stopped because I didn’t see where that fit in with the Zone. Haven’t found much information about green juice and the Zone. Any thoughts?