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why does heart rate increase after eating?

How much is too much? What is the problem? What can be done about it?

And no, Weeping Pufas, its not too much sugar.

asked Feb 25, 2015 by KBjam

I've never said anything against sugar. I advocate low fat, not low sugar.

Indeed what is the problem? It's not "a sort of pleasant expansive, metabolic flush, an increase in circulation" as our friend Pranarupa puts it?

Its only sometimes, and I meant the question as a more general, not necessarily about me. But no, it isn't pleasant.

If it were necessarily about you, I would think the regular skiing (you're still at it right?) would have your heart and circulatory system conditioned to equal or greater pressures/rates of what you might experience after a meal of any size. So I'd still be of little help here. But trying to answer this more generally would be even more problematic I think.

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I'm not sure without more information, but it sounds like an adrenaline response from the wrong ratios or an allergy. Make sure your ratio for Carbs, Protein and Fats is approximately 50/25/25, respectively. If you are not eating enough fat you end up irritable and whiney like this guy:

Taylor Swift is perfect in every way. I don't know how any normal person could have a problem with her.

answered Feb 25, 2015 by Broda Barnes
edited Feb 25, 2015 by Broda Barnes

Coming from a guy who said this recently:

"I'm not crazy or insane, and I don't think I'm a hypochondriac. I feel cold, tired, stressed, angry all the time. I have no interest in being around other people. I can't keep up with the conversations, I'm just cognitively slow. I really don't know what it is like to feel normal anymore. I never feel at peace. I feel this constant state of paranoia. Absolutely nothing works and I am starting to lose hope. There are thousands of people with this same illness, but no one seems to be cured. I spent a couple months trying to address the spiritual side of things, but my improvement is limited because of my physical health."

Yes, I said that months ago when I was struggling to figure out what was going on. That was before I started taking desiccated thyroid. ;)

"sounds like an adrenaline response"

You mean an increase in adrenalin? Wouldn't eating more likely suppress adrenalin?