I didn't find any posts on this specific science so I thought I'd share.
Growing up in a very medical family and an addiction to no longer being a fat kid several things have come up w my own personal exp. and these are the answers from medical personnel I received.
While cutting I always seem to get very hyper and very angry. So I spoke to my mother a nurse of 40 yrs and some of her dr friends. Looking at my diet I have the normal g per lb protein enough carbs by the day and appropriate fat intake. What I failed to realize was that I had the wrong kind or too much of the correct kinds of fat.
The two main fats you need are omega 6 and omega 3. And they need one another in close to equal amounts. American diets tend to contain lots of processed grain and flax thus containing an abundance of omega 6. Omega 3 is pretty well known anymore but is a little trickier to eat as it come from cold water fish primarily eg tuna n salmon. And they have lots of mercury. Skipjack is a decent alternative. They sell it at Walmart. It's the really low grade crap. Says its skipjack on pkg.
Why this is important.
Your brain works in a lock n key type system and the keys are made of fat. Short version is if you don't supply the right type of fat ( key) your receptors (lock) will reject it thus that function is omitted from the process until the correct fat is provided.
That being said your brain is the control center for everything your body does. So by not having the correct tools it needs it cannot fix things correctly eg muscle repair, mood leveling, metabolism etc.
Now the moneyshot. Why you get hyper and cranky. The hyper comes from the fact that 60% of All neurological and nervous system functions must have fat. The nerve endings are insulated by fatty tissues thus when you lose fat your body begins feeling cold ( mine always does ) because your nerve endings are freaking out for lack of a better term and your metabolism is boosted. Usually quite dramatically at first and you notice it taper off toward the end as u adjust.
Now with your mood.
If your brain does not have the appropriate amount of the correct fats in correct proportions it prioritizes. Your nervous system is more important to the brain than your mood. So it robs whatever it can to insulate the nerve endings thus there's not enough to go around and seratonin is not adequately produced and you are cranky.
Added benefit to fixing this in your diet is a quite massive boost to your visual cortex. And since a large majority of people are visual learners you get smarter by default.
From what the drs told me it is better overall to incorporate the omega 3 via diet for other benefits eating fish offers however extracted pill form is sufficient.
Hope this is useful. I was always a bear. I'm currently cutting now. 2 weeks in. Leto diet and a week in to quitting smoking and drinking. And I feel great w almost no cravings. Not saying it'll help you quit smoking or drinking but my mood is great.
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