My mood, energy and well-being vary significantly, depending on what i eat. If i eat like "normal people" for awhile (i'm out of town, eating in restaurants a lot, snacking, or at the mercy of some other person's cooking), i lack vitality, i tire easily and take a long time to recover, and tend to be crankier. Now, by most people's estimation, i'm STILL EATING LOW-CARB (under 100g/d), but far more than i'm used to ... and some of the food is FRIED.
AHAAA, shouts the mainstream, it's that high-fat diet!!!
NO. It's that omega-6 overdose. ...In ME, who has NO industrial-seed-oils in the house AT ALL. Can you imagine the imbalance in those poor overweight devils who try to live on salad ... with commercial dressing?
In one of those blinding-light-on-the-road-to-Damascus moments, i "saw" last night that the reason i FEEL SO GOOD eating my at-home diet of grassfed/pastured meat and eggs is ... the additional omega-3s. I take cod liver oil every day and eat salmon and sardines regularly, but obviously in my case more is better. My thanks to Wooo and Sidereal for pointing out recently what a difference O3 makes to the brain.
It wouldn't be the first time.... I need to supplement all kinds of things that properly-functioning individuals safely assume they get from food. Iron, B12, carnitine....
We're going out of town again as a Christmas treat -- the first vacation J and i have enjoyed ALONE together without him having any work duties, in over a decade. I'll be eating out for over a week. Tell ya what i'll also be doing -- loading up on fatty fish! I considered leaving the CLO at home, but that ain't gonna happen now. If i have to fill the hotel fridge with lox, i WILL do it! ;-)