Originally Posted by meow3710
I'm not a huge red meat eater, maybe once or twice a month, but whenever I do eat it, I become absolutely exhausted and literally need to lie down and nap.
It's not really a major problem as I don't eat it often, but does anyone know the reason for this sedative effect?
I don't eat meat ever and haven't for over 20 years; but with that said, the meat you eat may not be the problem or not the whole problem. I food combine, which means I don't eat carbs with protein together, and eat fruit by itself at least 30 minutes prior to eating anything else, as it digest quickly. If you're mixing carbs and protein (meat) together and possibly throwing fruit in the mix, only one will digest at best, as they take different digestive juices, and if both are ingested at one meal, one will ferment. My point is, eating meat shouldn't act as a sedative, but the combination of whatever else you're eating could be too much for your system. Also, meat can take up to two or three days to digest depending on what type of meat and how much, and how it is chewed (should be mush....LOL).