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Why diets make you moody

Why diets make you moody

27 Jan 2024 by Ted Escobedo   2 min read

We have all seen the Snickers Bar commercials when people change their personalities because they are ‘hangry.’ While amusing, it’s a serious thing. Dieting can cause hormone and blood sugar levels to fluctuate, resulting in mood and energy swings.
Making drastic lifestyle adjustments to lose weight, such as scheduling meals too far apart or eating an unbalanced diet, can further lower blood sugar levels, leading to irritation and depression. Furthermore, if you partake in what are commonly referred to as "fad diets," you might deprive your body of essential nutrients necessary to maintain an equilibrium.
These mood fluctuations can severely compromise your desire to lose weight and cause you to revert to unhealthy eating habits or even the dreaded yo-yo weight cycle.
Physicians agree that weight loss does not have to mean cutting out everything you love to pursue your weight-loss goals. You will, however, need to modify your mindset and think of your menu changes less as a diet and more as a lifestyle change. Some people resort to diet pills that promise to both make you lose weight and improve your mood.

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