3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > South Beach Diet > SBD Frequently Asked Questions

Moodiness

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-12-2006, 04:05 PM   #1
Beer Belly Be Gone
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: So Cal
Posts: 7

Unhappy Moodiness

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!!!
PatsTrin is offline  
Old 06-12-2006, 04:17 PM   #2
Member
 
hart104's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Chicago Suburbs, Illinois
Posts: 30

S/C/G: 224/144/140

Default

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.
__________________
hart104 is offline  
Old 06-12-2006, 04:55 PM   #3
lilybelle
 
lilybelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: rural Oklahoma
Posts: 6,619

S/C/G: 234/142/145

Height: 5'7

Default

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.
__________________



http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/goal-photo-album/88618-before-current-goal-pics.html

^^ My new before and current photos! ^^
lilybelle is offline  
Old 06-12-2006, 04:57 PM   #4
I can do anything!
 
ValRock's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posts: 2,509

S/C/G: 267/Ticker/150 & BAMF

Height: 5'9.5"

Default

Sugar withdrawls!!! Hang in there!
__________________
It's OK to be Strong & Pretty! Lift heavy or go home!
ValRock is offline  
Old 06-12-2006, 05:15 PM   #5
Beer Belly Be Gone
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: So Cal
Posts: 7

Default

Oh good!! I'm not going crazy again.

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
__________________

PatsTrin is offline  
Old 06-28-2006, 04:56 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
silvergirl21701's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Marysville, Wa
Posts: 23

S/C/G: 282/274/145

Height: 5'4

Default

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
__________________


silvergirl21701 is offline  
Old 06-29-2006, 07:48 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
hippychick11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 13

S/C/G: 217/211.9/150

Default It's the sudden withdrawal of carbs

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.
__________________
hippychick11 is offline  
Old 06-29-2006, 08:18 AM   #8
Welcome Winter!
 
Ruthxxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Delta, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 28,811

S/C/G: 232/ticker/153

Height: 5'0" on a tall day

Default

Do not withdraw all carbs! Phase I allows dairy and legumes and including these in your menu will solve this problem.
__________________
Change isnít easy. But if you donít change, you just stay the same, and whereís the fun in that?
Ruthxxx is offline  
Old 06-29-2006, 03:29 PM   #9
Beer Belly Be Gone
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: So Cal
Posts: 7

Default

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.......
__________________

PatsTrin is offline  
Closed Thread
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:53 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2