It’s coming up 3 weeks on Impromy, and I’m delighted. Initially some reservations about a meal replacement program, but thought the best thing was to give it a go and see what happened. Well, yes I’ve lost weight but what has surprised me is a significant improvement in mood. I have chronic clinical depression & I’ve been on medication for years. It’s early days, and I’d want to see this last longer before I talk with my doctor about reducing medication. Since other weightloss programs have exacerbated my depression, this side effect has caught me by surprise.
My question for the dietician, is there any particular nutrient, mineral or vitamin that might be linked to this effect? There is nothing else that has changed in my life and it has been a marked change. Possibly something previously lacking in my diet?
I saw my pharmacist today, and asked him about this very welcome side effect. He’s pointed to sugars & carbohydrates as a likely explanation. I’ve ordered a couple of books… Grain Brain, and Grain Brain Cookbook, both by Dr David Perlmutter for a better understanding of the link between carbohydrates and mental health. 3 weeks & down 6kg!!!