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A new Australian study will look at diet (Mediterranean diet, and red meat) with regard to depression and anxiety. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-11/study-investigates-diet-treatment-for-depression/4365270


This seems to be the other information they referred to, with regard to red meat: http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/stories/2012/03/20/women-should-eat-red-meat


It mentions that too much red meat (which they seem to define as lamb and beef) is not good either; also that red meat in Australia is particularly healthy as it is mostly grass fed.


I thought it was interesting (and it will be interesting to see results when they're in), but obviously only one part of the whole puzzle.


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I know for me, that sugar is not good at all for depression/anxiety. I never thought about red meat having anything to do with it.


I don't eat much red meat...but I know that I crave it occasionally. I have tried vegan/macrobiotic diets, but I do crave the protein of meat, chicken, fish.


I bet the red meat in Australia is very good. For me, Sugar is the biggest culprit and my biggest addiction.



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I bet the red meat in Australia is very good. For me, Sugar is the biggest culprit and my biggest addiction.

Hi Nikki.... you need to go low carb and suck it up for the first month or so. Carb craving goes away... ADs or not, but this will not happen as long as you tweak your system. When I cheat now, and go to what in the US is a more normal level of carbs, the craving lights up... do you cook mainly for yourself, do you often eat meals with others.. if the latter, can you make low carb meal for them as well. Low carb is not anything exotic, just lost of fruits and veggies. I'm keeping to 4 non processed whole grain servings of carbs a day, and life is better.... The non stop temptations slip into the background.


Sigh... my biggest weak points.. going to seminars and eating out, as well as the here and there coffee munchies.. like croissants. Big time trouble.. working on that one.

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Coincidentally, I was just reading this:




I tend to have sugar cravings in the afternoon. Although it's also the time I seem to be able to handle having something sweet (in the morning it's a recipe for disaster).

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