I’ve suffered from depression since puberty (I'm 42 now) and have been on meds several times. I am also a sugar-aholic. I can say, without a doubt that sugar and depression go hand in hand.
For me it was always a cycle. Eating sugar led to the depression, the depression led me to eat more carbs (sugar) to get the temporary “sugar high” which made me feel better for a short time, but led me back to depression. The worst part for me was even non-sweat carb would trigger this reaction (oatmeal, whole grain bread, whole grain cereal, etc).
Primal has stabilized my mood so I don’t have those highs and lows. But I have to be careful not to be tempted into eating processed carbs…which is all too easy in the good old USA. About 17 weeks ago I made the huge mistake of eating a small amount of Easter candy. I figured it was no big deal and I could handle it. It took me 5 weeks to get back on the wagon. I gained 15 lbs and called my Dr. to get back on anti depressants (per request by my wife who can’t stand me when I’m depressed).
I’ve been back to the primal lifestyle for the last 11 weeks and I’ve dropped 22 lbs and I feel fantastic. I can say, without any doubt that I’ve never felt better. My mood has never been so stable
One note: It was very hard sticking with the lifestyle for the first 3-4 weeks. I had massive cravings for carbs and had to fight hard to not give in. But once those cravings passed it has become very easy to stick with it.
I hope this helps.
Last edited by JVib; 08-08-2011 at 09:42 AM.
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