Depression and Weight Issues - Short Temper/Impatient on diet?

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07-16-2013, 08:18 PM
So I just got back on my "new lifestyle plan", I'm trying to recover from my yo-yo of gaining and losing weight. Anyway, I'm with my trusty Slim Fast diet and about 1 1/2 weeks in (NO cheats!) and losing weight but I find I have been even more impatient than normal. I find myself feeling pretty angry most of the time (especially in the afternoon) and I catch myself scowling every now and then :devil: LOL. How do I stop this? It's especially hard as I am a single mother and it's the summer time so I don't want to feel like I'm taking out my diet on the kids. Any suggestions?

If it matters, I only take vitamins. No medications of any kind. I don't drink or smoke or anything like that.


07-16-2013, 08:32 PM
I had a similar reaction when I put myself on what turned out to be too strict of a diet. I cut out almost all sugar and all dairy and was eating primarily veggies. I was so grumpy that I was snapping at people left and right. As soon as I decided it was too insane to stick with and had some pizza, my mood picked right up. :lol:

Are you sure it's not too strict for you? I'm not sure what you're actually doing but that's what you reminded me of. :)

07-16-2013, 08:49 PM
Thanks :) I was thinking maybe that's it although I haven't exactly been too sad about being on a diet as I'm happy to see the scale going down again. I've been eating around 1400 cal/day lots of veggies and drinking water.