Fitsky you're on the right track with the protein and low blood sugar symptoms.
Everyone; it may help to restructure your your approach to the 5-6 small meals a day. It is healthier even for non-CD's to eat this way and it helps insure blood glucose levels are kept at a more constant level throughout the day, especially if you increase the protein intake. However, this does not mean you have to COOK that many times! Who says you have to have cereal for breakfast and pasta for dinner? If you like a food and it's nutritional and it is something you can pre-cook and freeze, what's stopping you from having homemade pasta for breakfast! As long as you're eating breakfast and trying to meet your nutritional needs, eat what you like and of course what you can tolerate.
As to the after lunch fatigue...keep in mind that high carb diets such as the ones most of us crohnnies eat process into pure sugar in the bloodstream. Also, I imagine most of us that have any energy have it pretty well expended by lunch anyway. Hence, the after lunch crash.
I have threated my GI that I'm moving to Spain. They have the climate my skin needs, the diet my CD loves, they take 2 hour lunches/naps everyday in their daily schedule and they don't eat dinner until 9-10pm at night ( about the time the predinose munchies begin to hit)! What 'cha think?
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.