It works differently for a lot of people. The refined carbohydrates and sugar are like stimulants, and when I was in withdrawal phase I use to experience a lack of motivation or determination, like something was missing. I was losing weight but the lack of energy accompanied by the withdrawal symptoms just made me like a heroin addict in rehab. Since I am only a month into Primal I still experience some mood swings but they've improved, along with the carbohydrate increase.
I remember browsing through forums and envying people who raved about an energy boost within days of transitioning and felt somewhat disappointed and cheated, but now I realise how glucose and carbohydrate dependent I was with all that excessive consumption of high GI fruits and wheat products.
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 ?
Originally Posted by teach2183
sound more like you need new friends than anything else.
Originally Posted by Knifegill