Quote Originally Posted by teach2183 View Post
Primal is not a low carb diet. When I tried VLC I became severely depressed. Eating primal and being sure to eat carbs either spread out through the week or refeeds now and then keep my mood stable. Of course, the recent financial changes for our family lead to a more laid back attitude as well.
I know that primal/paleo isn't a low carb diet. I was just trying it out, as many do. Totally agree, carbs are essential for good mood balance. Funny though, I seem to need way more in the winter (100+ish) and way less in the summer (50-75 ish). Possibly linked to serotonin ?