Been a fan of Paleo for a while now, I've seen people in my life thrive on it, and I'm finally diving in head first! However, I am a terrible sugar addict and I know that this will be the most difficult thing for me, but I'm ready to cut it out, cold turkey. I'm also planning on keeping a close eye on other carbohydrates in my diet, but my question is - what on earth am I going to do about my mood swings during this period?? I get depressed, anxious, and downright unfriendly (not good when you work in customer service). Now, to be transparent, I'm only on day 2 of my detox, so I'm guessing this reaction is mostly mental/emotional,but I have felt the same way other times I've tired to cut sugar out. So, my main question is - are there any supplements I can take or natural mood stabilizers that might help me short term until I level out again?
Thanks so much!
asked byCityCaveGirl (0)
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on July 02, 2012
at 11:58 PM
If you eat a large, moderate protein, high fat breakfast to start the day, you will likely find the sugar induced mood swings dissipating. Works for me very, very well and gives me control through the rest of the day to only eat what I, not my cravings, choose.
on July 02, 2012
at 08:38 PM
chromium, cinnamon, 5 htp, rhodiola will help u kick it
on July 15, 2012
at 01:28 AM
If your mood is low due to fluctuations in blood sugar - then eat more fat and protein.
If your mood is low due to low base levels of serotonin - then eat more starch and a lot less protein. Starch converts into blood sugar slower than sweets but will give you the carbs needed to make neurotransmitters. In order to make serotonin for people who are sensitive to fluctuations in serotonin - the carb:protein ratio must be 7:1 or higher. This results in a diet that is very low in meat.
Everyone's ideal fuel mix is what works for them so you'll need to experiment. In time you will find macronutrient ratios that help you feel your best.
on July 03, 2012
at 02:32 AM
on October 08, 2014
at 10:19 AM
Having sugar in small amount is considered as good for health.