Low-Carb Blues

By donna13 Latest Reply 2010-01-08 19:47:51 -0600
Started 2010-01-08 12:03:18 -0600

I was reading the posts on low or high bs blues. It reminded me of the conversation I had with my daughter a while ago. I had been telling her about an article I had read that said people on a low-carb diet were crankier and crabbier than others not on the diet. After this conversation I heard a car honking and realized it was from a car that came every morning to pick up a neighbor and always leaned on the horn while waiting. I griped to my daughter about it, then started to laugh - said I was the crabby old neighbor who complained about everything. She said to me, "go eat a potato."

10 replies

mamaoak 2010-01-08 19:47:51 -0600 Report

well i find that if my sugars are low i get cranky once i eat i am ok so as soon as i feel i am going low i eat. but usualy my snacks keep me level.

SkipT 2010-01-08 17:19:45 -0600 Report

I have been extreme low carb (6-12-12) for over 3 and a half years. Not crabby at all. I think people think they can't eat anything and that makes them crabby.
My diet is far from that. I eat amazing well. Just check out some of the recipes on this website which is one of my favorites:


Also, I think that some of the low carbers may be low on viamin B and D. This will affect your mood. I supplement D with vitamin D3. I eat plenty of meat to keep my B levels up.

spiritwalker 2010-01-08 15:43:17 -0600 Report

I find for myself that I need a balanced food program. I don't eat any white flour products such as bread, rice, pasta. No refined sugars. It seems to keep me moody swing free.

Harlen 2010-01-08 14:17:11 -0600 Report

I dont get cranky AND I MEEN IT !!!!!
thats why I try to bring my meals into a balace some carbs whith every meal or I do get a bit streessed lol
best wishes

giojuju 2010-01-08 12:27:11 -0600 Report

lol is this really true?

donna13 2010-01-08 12:41:28 -0600 Report

Yes, it's true. I did read this somewhere. The more I thought about it the more I realized that anyone on a restrictive diet is probably crankier than someone who is eating anything and everything. This article seemed to be aimed at the ones using a low-carb diet to lose weight, such as the Atkins diet. I don't think it was aimed at Diabetics. I wish I could remember where I read and I would copy it for here

BLC 2010-01-08 12:09:31 -0600 Report

This is so funny! I was cracking up! I also did not know that being on a low carb diet can make you cranky.

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