Sugar/carbs and mood issues
I was sick last week with fever, sore throat and all that so I fell off the horse for a few days just because I couldn't cook anything and was just feeling weak and terrible. I found a few things happened when I ate more carbs:
1) Sleepiness. Awful, intense sleepiness throughout the day.
2) Anger/irritability issues. I am just swinging from depressed to annoyed to angry and it feels so weird. Everything is a trigger, every little thing sets me off.
3) Cravings. The more sugar I ate, the more I wanted sugar.
and of course I did have a small weight gain but that's not even what bothers me most. It's the irritability and the sleepiness. I'm back on track today and over my cold with more insight now into how Atkins affects me. Some people say they get angry on Atkins, but I'm finding the sugar and mood swings to be totally connected. I feel like crying for no reason, too.