Those devilish carbs
On our honeymoon, we pigged out on sandwiches, fast food, and leftover wedding snacks. The weight began to creep back on, but I was far more concerned about my depression and anxiety coming back with a vengeance. I tried returning to a keto diet off and on, because I wasn’t quite ready to give up foods all together. Plus, people don’t realize how intense sugar cravings can become when you’re used to binge eating your sadness away. After trying and failing keto, low carb paleo, and whole foods, I gave up and decided to go full carnivore. After another month of only steak and eggs, my depression and anxiety lifted, I lost more weight, and even my chronic skin rashes and joint pain went away. I decided that if I truly was meant to only eat this way, then I could have at least one more big binge before I said goodbye to all my favorite foods. That was on a Friday. On Monday, I was hit with the worst bought of depression I had ever felt. I had multiple panic attacks, intrusive thoughts until I wanted to scratch my brains out, fatigue like you wouldn’t believe, stomach cramps, gas, and even a spell of hypochondria and obsessive cleaning that I never experienced before.
Eliminating bad moods
That was the last time I ever ate “normal” food on April 5th, 2019. Since then, I have eaten exclusively animal products. It’s been a tough ride, but the fear of repeating that depressive bought has kept me from cheating. As my body began to heal, I was surprised when my body started rejected some other foods like cheese, dairy, eggs, chicken, and seasonings. It wasn’t that I severely reacted, but my mood was eons better with each thing that I eliminated. I did have an angry tantrum when I discovered the salt I had been using contained dextrose. Who puts corn sugar in salt!?!? Since eliminating that Morton’s brand iodized salt, my mood has improved even more. Today marks my 6-month anniversary of being carnivore, and two weeks of being only beef and (sugar-free) salt.