Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Hungry

What if? It's the basis of many stories. We ask. We ponder. We wonder.

On Tuesdays I throw one out there. What if? It may be speculative. It may stem from something I see. It may be something I pull from the news.

Make of it what you will. If a for instance is not specified, interpret that instance as you wish. And if the idea turns into a story, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements 😉 

What if you discovered that your diet was making you cranky? (In this instance, by "diet" I mean what you feed yourself, not a calorie-restricting regimen.)

16 comments:

  1. I think food affects us in many ways. I would consider changing my diet I have changed my diet over the years.

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    1. Yes, food does affect us in ways I don't think we fully understand.

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    2. I'd try to stop eating whatever was causing it. Then again, this probably does happen, just not thinking of it like your question. Too little caffeine can make one cranky, and one may be addicted to it. Or, being over weight makes one cranky, and what one eats does cause that issue. And, I don't change that, even realizing it!

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    3. I don't know if being overweight makes you cranky. It doesn't make me cranky.

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  2. I get hangry, so I am well aware how good affects mood.

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  3. Well, I try not to eat cheese. It causes me quite the discomfort, including crankiness, later on. Why do I sometimes forget the aftermath and eat cheese? Cause its so good. Usually I can withstand the urges to eat it and remember the later.

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    1. I have a similar issue with popcorn. It took me years to get to the point where the taste wasn't worth the discomfort. I think it varies from person to person.

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  4. I will, by trial and error, try to figure out what in the diet is causing the issue, and then stop having it, and see if the situation improves.

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  5. A couple years ago I did an elimination diet to figure if certain foods made my eczema go crazy. Was I ever superduper cranky around week 6! Poor the Husband.

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  6. I would do an elimination diet test to see what was causing the crankiness. I'm not unfamiliar with changing my diet. I've had to change it over the years anyway (I've had to eliminate most caffeine and I have to watch high potassium foods and foods with high amounts of acid).

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  7. I'm thinking of a science fiction element, here. ~grin~ Eating another species might bring about an invasion before the mistake is realized.

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  8. Been there. I was cranky, very sleepy, heart palpitations, confused, very pale, slurred words sometimes, fainting, night terrors, jittery. There were more symptoms and it turned out I was hypoglycaemic. I was producing too much insulin and starving my body by eating more and more of the wrong stuff. I looked so sick strangers were coming up to me, in university, asking me if I was alright. I finally found a dr who was listening to me and tried every test until, finally, did the glucose tolerance test( they no longer do this which is wrong!!). My blood sugar level went way up high after drinking a sweet solution only to crash 20 minutes later. I was given books and info on the diet to be on. Basically, no sugar, starch or caffeine. I never really drank coffee or tea so that was fine but no breads( I can have 2 whole wheat bread per day and I have weight watchers bread), potatoes..anything starchy and no chocolate or sweets. That was hard and I did fall off after a few years which was not wise. I can’t have bananas- instant headache and nauseous; no Lima beans, brown beans or kidney beans. No rice or pasta, pizza, breaded stuff. Most salad dressing are sweetened as well as most foods. All the ketchups, sauces etc is full of sugar. So, I now stick to my diet again and feel better but I so miss a good chocolate or carrot cake.

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    1. I'm so glad to hear they figured out what was wrong. That must have been awful when you didn't know what was going on. It sucks that you can't have certain things, but your health is way more important.

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