SBD Frequently Asked Questions - Moodiness

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06-12-2006, 04:05 PM
Hello again... Not to sound redundant or anything (I did do some digging around in past threads but found nothing) but I have a question regarding mental side effects. I know you get headaches and perhaps some lethargic feelings but what about moodiness? The past weekend (I started SBD on Thursday 6/8/06) I have been a pain in the butt. I have been really touchy and snapping at my boyfriend. And just annoyed by those around me. Is this normal or do I have a bad case of PMS? harr harr....Thanks!!!:devil:

06-12-2006, 04:17 PM
Ugh, yeah I remember that too (although I am often moody so it was no surpise to my dear hubby).

It's normal. I felt like an addict going through withdrawls for the first week. by the end of the third week I felt better than I had ever remembered feeling.

06-12-2006, 04:55 PM
I'm not doing SBD but Atkins and I was definitely moody that first week. I think it was such a drastic change in how I eat. I notice now that if I get off-program and restart that I get moody all over again. Good luck and it should pass.

06-12-2006, 04:57 PM
Sugar withdrawls!!! Hang in there!

06-12-2006, 05:15 PM
Oh good!! I'm not going crazy again.:p

Valrock - thanks for the multi-vitamin suggestion. It DOES help a lot.

Lillybelle - You look great!

Hart - Same here but I had controlled my outbursts. I think my BF thought, oh no not again! LOL

06-28-2006, 04:56 PM
OMG I thought I was the only one..I'm on day 3 of phase 1 and am having anxiety...well I don't know if that counts as moodiness...but I am so moody...I was mad earlier and didn't know why

06-29-2006, 07:48 AM
Carbs help naturally regulate seratonin -- the chemical in our bodies that control moods and emotions. So the sudden withdrawal of carbs could easily result in moodiness. I'm on week 2 and have experienced the same thing. I bet when we start reintroducing the carbs we'll notice a difference.

06-29-2006, 08:18 AM
Do not withdraw all carbs! Phase I allows dairy and legumes and including these in your menu will solve this problem.

06-29-2006, 03:29 PM
Silver - You're definitely not alone. After the first 4 days the headaches ceased and the moodiness simmered down. I don't say it went away because, well, we all get moody now and then. Ruth is right on the money with drink lots of water and have legumes. I also took the multi-vitamins, which helped greatly. Hang in there!!! This too shall pass.......