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Paranoid Wreck?

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Hi!

Back story:

I've been dropping refined carbs over the past few weeks, as an extension of cutting down on alcohol over the last couple of months. I used to drink every night, and now I only drink one night a week. Since that helped me feel a lot better, I decided to start cutting down on other things that might be poisoning me. :-)

Anyway, two weeks ago when I dropped the last of my grain consumption, I felt like a paranoid, emotional basket case, and other things were happening, so I added some grains back in after a few days. I decided to try again yesterday, and I again feel like a wreck, so I'm guessing that there's a connection. I've upped my fruit consumption in an effort to ease things along, and I already eat a lot of vegetables.

I'm not going to give up - I'm good at rolling with emotional distress - but any guesses as to how long this might last? Is this a thing that happens often?

 

TL;DR: I'm experiencing some paranoia, and I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this when switching to full paleo?

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The "Paleo Flu" is normal, but it's usually feelings of low blood sugar, hunger, etc. not mental distress. Of course, being hungry makes me a little mentally distressed, so that could be worth noting.
It took me about 3-4 weeks of ditching grains to stop feeling funky.

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I find that when I lower my grains to almost zero I can definitely feel a bit edgy, but this also translates into more energy. One thing that helped me fight the irritability was to up my fat intake while not eating grains. I do this with olive oil, butter (I know its not Paleo), Avocado, and Eggs, lots of eggs. Sometimes Bacon.

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On 8/10/2016 at 9:30 AM, FillAwful said:

I find that when I lower my grains to almost zero I can definitely feel a bit edgy, but this also translates into more energy. One thing that helped me fight the irritability was to up my fat intake while not eating grains. I do this with olive oil, butter (I know its not Paleo), Avocado, and Eggs, lots of eggs. Sometimes Bacon.

 

ALWAYS BACON.

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