So I started this whole Paleo style eating about 2 months ago at 6ft 231 pounds I'm now around 193-194 lbs. Whats odd is once I got below 196 I started having sleep issues.
By sleep issues I mean I would go to bed fine at about 9-10pm but was waking up at 3-4AM EVERY! Night. Tried everything from P.Serine, 5 HTP, Melatonin, GABA, V. Root etc. Nothing seemed to work really. I tried a sweet potato after hard workout, eating massive Paleo meal before bed, and not eating 5 hours prior to bed. Nothing worked.
A few weeks ago I had about a half a cup of white chocolate chips in the eveneing and slept like a baby (9 hours solid). Tried it the next night with the same results. So every day for the last 4 weeks my sleeps has been amazing and Ive been ingesting 1/2 to 1 cup of white chocolate chips (made of sugar and Palm oil).
Was I in starvation mode? This definitely isnt Paleo, whats actually happening here? I work out about 3 times a week usually weights or sprinting. I play my sport for a living but I have become very aware of overtraining.