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Posted by: lisa, Thursday, April 11, 2013, 10:22pm
Can high carb meals, cause anxiey in O's?  after a high carb meal, I can experience this, could it be from the carb load?
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, April 11, 2013, 10:24pm; Reply: 1
It could be caused  by too many carbs (if it causes a blood sugar crash) or it could caused by "avoids" in the meal. Are these high-carb meals fully compliant, or do they include "avoids" as well?
Posted by: lisa, Thursday, April 11, 2013, 10:56pm; Reply: 2
It happens when it is a non compliant high carb meal....i was thinking blood sugar thing too....i guess the more comliant i get when im not i will feel it more, right?
Posted by: Victoria, Friday, April 12, 2013, 1:23am; Reply: 3
In general, type O's do not thrive on a high carb diet.  That doesn't mean no carb, however.  Try to focus on those carbs which are Beneficial for you and keep the quantity on the smaller side.  Be sure to get good quality protein and fats to balance the carbs, also plenty of fresh vegetables.

Many O's feel good when they reserve most of their daily carb intake for the evening meal.  Just another idea.  :)
Posted by: marjorie, Friday, April 12, 2013, 2:13am; Reply: 4
For sure, I get anxiety on a high carb meal, compliant or not.

I just feel better with my carb in the evening per suggested by Victoria.
Posted by: lisa, Friday, April 12, 2013, 4:15pm; Reply: 5
Great thank you both, it makes me feel better to know others experience the same....I will try your suggestions...
Posted by: SquarePeg, Friday, April 12, 2013, 4:19pm; Reply: 6
Hi lisa, could you give an example of what specific avoid causes the anxiety and what compliant carb doesn't?  It's just to satisfy my own curiosity.  Thanks
Posted by: lisa, Friday, April 12, 2013, 6:19pm; Reply: 7
sure, corn, potato, too much chocolate cause it....rice, doesn't
Posted by: Mother, Saturday, April 13, 2013, 1:05am; Reply: 8
I have bad effects from all grains, starches and sugars. Veggies are my go to carbs, always need lots of them
Posted by: Loops, Sunday, April 14, 2013, 12:02pm; Reply: 9
I used to get bad anxiety from avoid carbs - compliant ones - not at all, in any quantity.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Sunday, April 14, 2013, 12:38pm; Reply: 10
See wheat/carb rage in O's quite often.
Posted by: lisa, Sunday, April 14, 2013, 2:42pm; Reply: 11
Wow thank you all....Andrea what is carb rage?
Posted by: KimonoKat, Sunday, April 14, 2013, 4:02pm; Reply: 12
I think Andrea means temper rages from O's who eat wheat.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Sunday, April 14, 2013, 4:54pm; Reply: 13
KK-- yes it is called Wheat rage-- no need to interpret for me happy to do it myself. ;)

Rage related to wheat consumption.

What is rage?  Rage (often called fury or frenzy) is a feeling of intense or growing anger. It is associated with the Fight-or-flight response and oftentimes activated in response to an external cue, such as the murder of a loved one or some other kind of serious offense. The phrase, 'thrown into a fit of rage,' expresses the immediate nature of rage that occurs before deliberation. If left unchecked rage may lead to violence. Depression and anxiety lead to an increased susceptibility to rage and there are modern treatments for this emotional pattern.
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, April 14, 2013, 6:23pm; Reply: 14
aka schizophrenia in some susceptible individuals
Posted by: marjorie, Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 3:12am; Reply: 15
Quoted from Lola
aka schizophrenia in some susceptible individuals

Exactly what I was thinking, Lola.
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