I am just wondering if anyone out there feels that carbs affect their moods?
I have been doing my own sort of mostly SBD-like version of eating - also a WW member counting points. I've managed to lose 15 pounds like this. The most I had ever lost in my life before this was about 20 doing SBD, so I know low carb is the way for me to do it - but I wanted the weigh-ins, meetings and points, so decided to do both.
Anyway, these past two weekends I sort of gave myself "off" and ate way too many carbs. Even refined junk. Last weekend I found myself really grumpy and depressed. Attributed it to stress from having a party at our house and hormones. Back to only low and good carbs on Monday - by Tuesday I was feeling happy and full of energy. Went along that way until Saturday (relieved, figuring it had been TOM making me moody). Yesterday I indulged in carbs again (!) - Now I am not only craving BIG TIME - having trouble controlling my eating and feeling like eating junk constantly .... BUT I am also feeling emotionally miserable, tired, and depressed. I don't even want to get up and move - I think I'd be happiest on the couch all day.
It occurs to me that this recent moodiness is coming about when I am eating junky carbs ... Is this possible???? Can food affect your moods ????
I've already determined that I need to stop
these weekend binges if I am going to beat cravings and lose any substantial/lasting weight. But could it also be making me moody? I hate this feeling and that may even be more motivation to completely avoid the junk.