Hi! Do you move your body during the day? I find it helpful to get up and move and get the lymphatic system pumping...see how you feel when you start burning up that energy =)
Hope that helps!
Than it's about time to start some moving!
Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.
It kinda depends. I find that when that happens either a) I ate a ton of fruit too close to eating a meal with overt fat in it
or b) I need to take a walk
if either of those things applies to you, try that.
Just split them meals up a bit, take some of the datorade with you for later.
I found I feel best when I eat every 2-3 hours.
50 dates is over 3200 calories, so maybe the load is too big for you body to process all at once. Try blending them all up and splitting it between 3 jars. This way you can keep them in the fridge at work and drink them during the course of the day. 1000 calories a hit is a much gentler load.
I personally find dates way to sweet, and too high GI, to consume too many without feeling a bit yuck. I usually balance their GI with some fiber like sprouted buckwheat, quinoa or greens. This seems to slow them down in my stomach, and i find it sustains me for at least an hour and a half longer.
Seconding Rohan´s view.
It is the same as overloading the digestive system after a big SAD meal. 70% of the body´s energy goes into the work of digesting and consequently one feels tired and slowish.
Yeah like 50 dates/10 bananas is all your daily calories in one gulp! Plus making a smoothie is effectively speeding the digestion of the food significantly, this obviously isn't working for you.
I suggest you eat enough to get you through the morning say 1000 cals, then a midday meal of another 1000 = 10 bananas for example, 10 bananas takes 10 mins to eat so it's super quick and effortless. Eat your greens etc as dinner.
Bananas and dates are harder to digest than juicier fruits. If you ate that many dates at once, I'm not surprised you felt sluggish initially. Bananas are easier than dates, so ease up on the dates a little.
It also helps to make sure your dates aren't the kind coated in vegetable oil which are sold in many grocery stores.