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    Bad mood since going Primal

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    Since going primal, my mood has been pretty bad. I don't know if this is just a coincidence or not (I have a history of mental illness). I was wondering if anybody had a similar experience and could give me some advice for what worked for them. Thanks!

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    Possibly carb flu. Make sure you're getting sufficient protein and particularly fat in your meals and by implication enough calories.

    Give it a week or so and see if you've improved.

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    I have a history of getting pissed off. Since switching to this method of eating/living I'm calmer, nicer to be around, and I've reintroduced filtering to my daily conversations. My colleagues no doubt appreciate it.
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    Try eating a spoonful of coconut oil when your mood or energy goes down. The increased fats should give you instant energy.
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    Cream has become a staple as well, it's a little easier to stomach than a spooful of oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davem View Post
    Cream has become a staple as well, it's a little easier to stomach than a spooful of oil.
    I would agree with that but since I'm doing the leptin reset, the oil works better with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geostump View Post
    I would agree with that but since I'm doing the leptin reset, the oil works better with that.
    Really wish I knew what that meant. Go for it though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by davem View Post
    Really wish I knew what that meant. Go for it though!
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread32345.html


    There you go. I've been primal since January, but my body is FINALLY changing in ways I hadn't of imagined.
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    When I was eating low carb primal, my mood was horrible as well. I stuck to it to make sure it wasn't carb flu, but my mood never improved until I added in more carb sources such as sweet potatoes, carrots, squashes, berries, etc...I also believe I have a mild bipolar tendency, and low carb really brings it out, but my mood is WAY better and more stable eating around 100-150 carbs per day, with a little less fat. For fats i usually do avocados, fish, and cook with coconut oil. Also, try supplementing with 5HTP and vitamin C. 5HTP helps with serotonin levels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m e g a n foxy View Post
    When I was eating low carb primal, my mood was horrible as well. I stuck to it to make sure it wasn't carb flu, but my mood never improved until I added in more carb sources such as sweet potatoes, carrots, squashes, berries, etc...I also believe I have a mild bipolar tendency, and low carb really brings it out, but my mood is WAY better and more stable eating around 100-150 carbs per day, with a little less fat. For fats i usually do avocados, fish, and cook with coconut oil. Also, try supplementing with 5HTP and vitamin C. 5HTP helps with serotonin levels.
    this. exactly.
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