Does low-carb increase anxiety?
September 10, 2010 6:08 PM Subscribe
I'm doing a nutrition and exercise coaching program through Precision Nutrition,
, which basically slowly introduces 10 basic habits and a schedule of workouts designed to help lose body fat and build muscle. One of the "habits" is to eat starchy carbohydrates only after exercise. When I do this, I am really low energy, moody, and anxious. Has anyone else experienced this reaction while doing low carb eating? What can I do to prevent it?
posted by mrstrotsky to Health & Fitness (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
More explanation: PN advocates lots of veggies, lean protein with every meal and snack, and starchy carbohydrates only after exercise. It's possible that some of the anxiety for me is coming from a past eating disorder- it's difficult for me to "diet" because it brings back some of the anxiety I experienced then. However, it would be helpful to hear about others' experiences with low carb, or Precision Nutrition in particular.