I am 21 years old and have basically been stressing about my social life for about two years. I mean daily stress/depression here and there. I have been self conscious around people and I am angry that I am not good with women. I stress every day it seems and it is not easy :(. I tried the Paleo Diet for a little while and it didn't seem to do much other than give me good feelings because of the accomplishment and discipline of the diet. I was only on the diet for a little while though (like 3 weeks).
Does this diet actually have any REAL hormonal/depression balancing fixes? I would love to hear from some experienced paleo people!
asked byJacob_S (219)
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on October 20, 2011
at 06:22 AM
If you have some kind of vitamin/mineral deficiency, food allergy, autoimmune issue, etc., that's causing your imbalances, then perhaps. I started eating paleo and my anxiety and depression disappeared...for about a month. It came back and is no longer affected by dietary changes, only social.
I'd definitely recommend giving paleo a really solid effort, but realistically, you're probably going to have to make social changes to find what you're looking for. What really helped me was finding a hobby that got me around people and helped build my confidence. Joining a group fitness program like crossfit, or doing some martial arts is an awesome way to meet people and be happier with who you are. If you're issues are hormonal; make sure you're moving around some heavy weights, embracing your competitive edge, and sleeping and eating enough.
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on October 20, 2011
at 11:23 AM
In my experience eating lots of sugar and making sure liver glycogen is consistently full is the biggest help to stress/anxiety situations. If I'm carbed up I have all the confidence in the world and can deal with stressful anxiety inducing situations with ease.
Stop caring what others think about you, this will help you tremendously.