Low fat diet and depression/anxiety

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countess...

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Posted: 01 Sep 2011, 09:55
im thinking of trying the avaocado ...never had one but saw a recipee on tv mashed avocado add chopped tomatoes and chopped onions for a avocado salsa it looked quite good and im just thinking .........
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reti856

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Posted: 01 Sep 2011, 09:59
do it! avocado is wonderful!
hkaruga

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Posted: 01 Sep 2011, 10:11
That whole low fat diet kick that everyone was on for a decade plus was a total scam. Our brains are fat dependent, so it is not surprise to me that it would cause such a problem. Fat is not only NOT evil, it is essential to life. Was this a formal diet you got from some where or was it your own? My suggestion is do your research before you formulate a diet plan.
mcortina

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Posted: 01 Sep 2011, 11:08
Thanks, guys. I've been slowly trying to introduce fats (to ease up on my digestive system getting used to it again) via almonds and flax and just replaced my cod with salmon... smaller increments, I know. ease the body back into it.

the "diet" plan was recommended by a sports nutritionist to build muscle and shed fat; however, it was a *temporary* cycle (4-6 months max) and not meant to be as drawn out as I let it go (1 year). It's a "show diet"- not a lifestyle. I was supposed to see him again for a healthy/maintenance plan but did not because it was quite expensive to see him to begin with. I'm looking to fix it now... without paying money. Smile

as for the depression/suicide thing... touchy subject for me as I lost my mother to both less than 4 years ago. Won't go into anything further as this *is* a diet and nutrition board and I think my questions are legitimate (and thank you all for your input!). you've confirmed what I've suspected. Smile

reti856

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Posted: 02 Sep 2011, 10:54
mcortina, i wish you wellness and relief!
Oddity

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Posted: 02 Sep 2011, 14:32
I really don't mean to give you a hard time, sorry about that. I just worry when you keep talking about feeling so stressed, so I probably over stated that. I hope adding more fats in helps make the maintenance transition easier soon.
riceaholic

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Posted: 14 Oct 2011, 13:41
I'm pretty sure I heard on NPR earlier this week that fats, especially the bad ones, can have antidepressant-like effects on the mind.
Schuyler266

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Posted: 20 Oct 2011, 23:27
MCortina
Try adding coconut oil to your diet, as well as fish/krill oil if you are not already taking them. Coconut oil in particular crosses the blood/brain barrier and thus has a significant effect on depression or anxiety. There is just a bit of anorexic tendency exhibited in your post. Take care.
mikefarinha

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Posted: 22 Oct 2011, 09:25
I second the recommendation to watch the movie Fat Head! I think there is a lot of good info here.

1. Add fat back in your diet, esp. fish. I'd also suggest throwing in some coconut oil and butter from grass fed cows.

2. Fat is needed for hormone production. With out-of-wack hormones depression and other aliments can set in. Dr. Pritikin, who was Dr. Ornish's predecessor, committed suicide while promoting a low fat diet.

3. Protein is important for building lean muscle. If you don't consume protein your body will metabolize itself!

4. Dietary cholesterol is also important. Eat several eggs a day!

5. Seek emotional support! Internet forums are not enough.

6. If you're manic about gaining fat then make sure to not just weigh yourself but also measure your body and do body fat % calculations.

-Mike
"Eat as if your life depends on it!"
carasmo

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 12:33
Low fat diets can cause depression, really bad depression for some and mild for others.
http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200304/the-risks-low-fat-diets



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