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JimmyCorkhill Fri 31-Jan-14 14:31:29

I have now completed a week of cutting out sugar and wheat. I am still drinking coffee and eating dairy (cream, cheese and full fat nat yog). It's been pretty easy and quite delicious so far!

However, I have noticed that I am being incredibly over sensitive mood wise since I started this. I am over analysing things and taking major offence at perceived slights. It is draining to be honest. I am usually pretty thin skinned but this is not like me. I am not having crying episodes or outbursts in public grin but I am churning things over and over in my mind privately. These are all really inconsequential things that I can't really even explain as they don't make sense and embarrass me (eg. a preschool mum saying goodbye abruptly - I have somehow offended them/they hate me/this will impact on my DDs future social life....).

Is this normal? Will it pass?!!

JimmyCorkhill Fri 31-Jan-14 14:32:50

And as an aside, I don't seem to have had 'carb flu'. Is this pure luck? Is my anxiety instead of this? Am I doing it wrong? grin

RayPurchase Fri 31-Jan-14 14:36:51

As you burn fat oestrogen is released, so thos oght affect your mood?

RayPurchase Fri 31-Jan-14 14:37:21

*so this could affect

holmessweetholmes Fri 31-Jan-14 14:43:52

Hmmm - I have found exactly the opposite actually. I find that the lack of sugar/carb-highs and lows makes my mood much more stable. But if it can affect moods, then maybe it can affect them in either direction? Sorry - that wasn't much help!

JimmyCorkhill Fri 31-Jan-14 20:32:22

Thanks for your replies.

I'm glad I have realised it matches my sugar/wheat free diet though as I was worried about my resilience to daily life.

holmes I'm glad it works much better for you smile

Ray I'll google that!

HolgerDanske Wed 05-Feb-14 10:29:40

I think that maybe it is just your hormones levelling out and trying to get back to a well balanced state. It could also be that where you used to eat away your anxieties with snacks and treats, you are now more aware of how you feel and getting used to those emotions.

JimmyCorkhill Wed 05-Feb-14 12:02:06

Thanks HolgerDanske.

I am definitely struggling with what to 'do' with myself as I have realised that I am always snacking/drinking.

I don't feel so sensitive now so hopefully it is all balancing out.

TeeBee Wed 12-Feb-14 11:49:52

Thank God it's not just me! I've been low carbing for a week and I've been an absolute cow over the weekend. I'm going to drop it if it carries on . My poor DH!

JimmyCorkhill Thu 13-Feb-14 09:40:36

Hope you are feeling better soon TeeBee if only for your DH's sake grin

I am past the over anxious stage so it was a temporary thing (about a week). Keep the faith!

TeeBee Thu 13-Feb-14 12:07:52

Have been feeling really anxious all morning but I've been to buy some Rescue Remedy which, with my biochemist head, really shouldn't work but for some reason it does. So feeling much better now.

Very reassuring to know its temporary. I've very quickly got over craving carbs and sugar - but my body is definitely telling me something is not right. Will sit it out for a while longer and see if it rectifies itself. Thanks Jimmy.

SMB987 Thu 13-Feb-14 17:53:36

Hi, please may I join this? I'm in ketosis as have done two weeks of VLCD (please don't hate me) for a quick start and lost 9lbs, but now I'm going to low-carb which seems healthier and easier. The 'New Atkins' allows lots of salad/veg plus some protein and fat for Induction - seems as good a place as any to start? Has anyone else looked at their new site? Sue

JimmyCorkhill Fri 14-Feb-14 19:19:06

How do you know if you're in ketosis?

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