Are you suffering from a mental health issue like anxiety, depression, or ADHD? Do you wonder if changing your diet might help? In our guide, The food-mood connection, we discuss the new field of nutritional psychiatry and the emerging body of evidence that suggests eating a low-carbohydrate, whole-foods diet can improve mood and mental health. In a separate guide, we look at how modern diets, full of sugar and other refined carbohydrates, might contribute to psychological distress. Has hearing about low-carb diets sparked an interest in making a life-style change? We hope so! Although there is precious little human scientific data about low-carbohydrate diets and psychiatric disorders, what we do have is promising. Embarking on a new diet is potentially challenging for many of us, but if you are dealing with mental health issues, it can be even more difficult. Changing how you eat requires motivation, planning, sustained commitment, and major changes to familiar and comforting routines, which can be stressful. Take time to ask yourself these questions to assess your readiness for change, track your progress, and stay motivated.
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It is now Mid May and I’ve not only not gained any weight but I’m down 22 pounds. I started it on July 10 while reading the book. From the United States. What matters is that I finally regained control of myself. Sort by. I always knew Lexapro did something to mess me up, and I’ve tried so many different approaches to try to un-do it: raw food diet; raw milk thinking some enzymes might be off ; cabbage diet; weight watchers I was starving and the scale barely budged ; Atkins; Accupressure; HCG including daily injections; Food Combining; Metabolism boosting diet; Low Glycemic: and more. If they still are not open to your suggestions, you may want to consider either finding a new prescriber or asking your current prescriber if they would be willing to collaborate with a knowledgeable nutritionist, primary care clinician, or other health professional who has clinical experience with ketogenic diets and can help guide them in your care. Learn more about low carb and how to use it for your personal goals in this guide.