Tirzah Harper Posted April 9, 2012 Share Posted April 9, 2012 I did the Whole30 in January 2011 and my mood was horrible the whole month. Normally my mood is very associated to when I ate last; if I am cranky, it means I need to eat (or sleep, but I'm pretty good about sleeping enough). I ate meats, veggies, plenty of fats, etc. but my mood was just gray. Normally, I have pretty happy brain chemistry. During the Whole30, I wasn't happy. I wasn't excited about things. My appetite was poor; I had to make myself eat, because I just didn't feel like it. I was tired and I didn't feel like fixing it. Once I added a cup(ish) of blueberries to my meals, things got a little bit better (this was a couple weeks in) but I never really felt like myself the whole month. I just felt gray. My skin cleared up, which was nice, but my conclusion at the end of the Whole30 was that if a moderate amount of sugar is the drug that I'm addicted to in order to feel like life is good, I'm going to stay on my drug, because I'd rather feel like life is good than be at the pinnacle of health and not be able to enjoy it. I didn't keep a food log, and I know it's much, much later, but I read extensively on the Whole30 and I thought I was eating like I was supposed to. Does this just happen for people sometimes? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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