Since I started this whole “not eating food” thing, I’ve become rather depressed.
Date: 6/22/2006 3:56:23 PM ( 17 y ) ... viewed 3054 times
Since I started this whole “not eating food” thing, I’ve become rather depressed. Now…there could be a number of reasons for this.
1. Not eating reduces the amount of serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine all very helpful pleasure inducing neurotransmitters. (check out http://www.metroactive.com/papers/sonoma/01.22.98/dining-9803.html for more info)
2. Not consuming caffeine, caffeine actually works like a mild anti-depressant.
3. That I can’t exercise as much as I usually do (or at all), which releases endorphins.
4. And I haven’t seen my boyfriend as much because I have to stay at home to juice in the morning. Love releases several pleasure inducing neurotransmitters.
What has not having all these things at once left me with?...depression!
I started hating my job…like REALLY hating my job in a matter of days. Although…it is really the only thing in my dredges of depression that I am unhappy with. And that is a very good thing.
Depression isn’t so bad…it’s just that it makes the day hard. And now that I’m not hungry I am finding that working out, eating, hanging out with my boyfriend, sleeping, and having caffeine all sounds so much more appealing.
I can’t be the only one that has started fasting and found themselves to be depressed. Hmmm…being the first would be kinda cool though. Anyway…these are just some realizations I’m having. I think I am going to have to have caffeine (in very small doses) to keep from getting too depressed and wanting to alter my life.
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