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I don’t know about you but over the past year or so I’ve been getting visits from the chocolate fairy. She sneaks into my wardrobe at night and shrinks all of my clothes! So after one too many visits from that little biartch I decided to go to a Nutritionist to try and lose some weight.
I was advised to eliminate processed foods & most grains from my diet, take high-dose Vitamin D supplements and up the “good fats”, especially coconut oil. Not one to do anything by halves, I chucked out most stuff in my Pantry and completely changed my eating habits overnight. Screw you chocolate fairy!
My partner also changed his diet to support me.
He’s lost 11kg.
I’ve lost my keys, my phone, more of my mind and maybe 2kg max.
However, it wasn’t until this week that I looked back and realised something amazing. For around 3-4 months I’ve had very few depressive symptoms. To be honest I think my low moods have been that of a NORMAL person! (You know, the “normal” that society expects us to be). I’ve still had my share of ups, but very little downs.
For the cynics, yes this could be pure coincidence. But the more I read the more I’m seeing a correlation between my dietary history & my mood state. I’m talking 25 years worth of history.
Have any of you guys had a similar experience? I know the whole “paleo” fad has been very popular (and has proved not so healthy in some respects). How about dropping sugar? Have you had any success treating your illness with dietary changes? Any epic fails? Any OMG give-me-some-fucking-chocolate moments? Or like me, are you just ready to hunt down that frigging fairy?