So THAT"S why slimming makes us depressed: Ditching fat and sugar is similar to drug withdrawal

So THAT'S why slimming makes us depressed: Ditching fat and sugar is similar to drug withdrawal Consuming a high-fat diet was linked with greater anxiety, say experts This could make dieters vulnerable to a cycle of bingeing and fasting By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:39 GMT, 12 December 2012 | UPDATED: 12:46 GMT, 12 December 2012 The sight of a solitary carrot on your plate while your friends tuck into bags of crisps and chocolate is enough to make anyone feel glum.