The first few days are the hardest when changing from sugar/carbohydrate intake to protein/fat!
On day 2 I recognized that my mood was a bit down and I felt beaten-up. I went to bed early because I know that I normally would get sugar migraines when abstaining from the white poison.
The third day I woke up with a tension headache which only subsided towards the late afternoon. Naturally I was a bit cranky from that which I didn’t like.
Day 4: My mood was a bit better and at day 5 it was awesome! It was my work-free day what always contributes to a more positive mood but I haven’t felt that good in weeks! It’s always a relieve knowing that your mood isn’t damned to be down forever.
Day 6 was fine.
On Day 7 I went climbing in a forest adventure park with friends. After about 2 hours of physical exertion I couldn’t climb one of the stations there anymore. I was so exhausted I knew I couldn’t climb any further so I wanted to go down which wasn’t easy either (they had a climbing system that keeps you from falling down and it isn’t always that easy to handle – especially when you got no power left). Instead of cooling down I panicked and nearly was weeping. I desperately wanted to be on the ground and relax and the security system kept me from that! After a few minutes I relaxed a bit and got down. But the last strength I had was gone and I sat down with tears in my eyes and felt as if I was a failure and I shouldn’t have come there to climb in the first place. My heart beat was raising like mad and I felt lost and alone.
After about 10 minutes in which I told myself that nothing happened to feel that hopeless, that it’s probably just the need for sugar that gives me such emotional breakdowns and that I just could climb another station which isn’t that hard for me I just did exactly that: I got to the next station and although I got tears in my eyes a few times more while climbing I did the whole thing and in the end was happy that I didn’t give up 🙂
If you can’t override your emotional state with other emotions you should try conquering them with as much logic as you can think of!