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This has been verified by multiple studies which show that a low fat diet and high carbs boosts mood. For example, one study of obese women found that simple carbs were the prime mood booster. Subsequent work on healthy subjects revealed that "over 1 year, there was a favorable effect of an energy-restricted LF diet compared with an isocaloric LC diet on mood state and affect in overweight and obese individuals".  Another study that we have mentioned elsewhere showed the Mediterranean Diet to be a depression healer.  And yet another study found that a low carb diet was much more worse for mood and outlook. Australian scientists placed participants on a low fat or low carb diet and, not surprisingly, found that both groups lost an equal amount of weight. However, the low carb group "felt more angry, depressed and confused" than the Low Fat.  The bottom line is that a Low Fat Diet has been found repeatedly to boost mood and improve outlook.
Ever wondered why some of the guys in the gym that can outlift you by a magnitude of ten are so overweight? During the bulking phase, they are eating tons of protein at every meal. This will trigger their appetite and encourage hunger. Unless they are very disciplined, they will very likely overeat. For example, one study found that "Protein...was found to suppress subsequent intake independent of its contribution to total calories. Fat was found to be the least effective of the macronutrients in suppressing future food intake". 
So should you avoid protein like the plague? Not necessarily and that leads to the discussion of dopamine and diet below:
Dopamine levels are also dependent on an amino acid, tirosine. But, unlike tryptophan, tirosine does not get crowded out and so, in general, a higher protein meal will lead to increased dopamine levels. Furthermore, too many carbs will wash out some of the effects of the tirosine because insulin will ferry all amino acids out of the blood and into muscle and other tissue.
So who cares about dopamine? All guys should! Dopamine (and its cousin norepinephrine) are the feel good chemicals of sex and those rushes and highs that us guys experience are a direct result of increasing dopamine. In fact, dopamine is what is boosted by crack and other narcotics.
So to maximize mood throughout the day, try the Low Fat (or Ornish) Diet but supplementing with egg whites every other meal. This will alternate you between seratonin and dopamine throughout the day and preserve your arteries while you're at it.
By the way, David Kessler, former head of the FDA, has recently documented in his book The End of Overeating how the food industry uses salt, sugar and fat to literally make you addicted to processed foods. This trinity - salt, sugar and fat - literally alter your brain chemistry, particularly by modifying dopamine levels, to make you pant and paw like one of Pavlov's dogs.
If you eat anything out of a box, can or package, you are going to have a very tough time controlling your appetite. Food executives and engineers are not stuipd: they now how to keep you coming back for more. Again, stay out of the middle of grocery store - it's the Tire Inflation Zone for us guys!
1) Arch Intern Med, 2009, 169(20):1873-1880, "Long-term Effects of a Very Low-Carbohydrate Diet and a Low-Fat Diet on Mood and Cognitive Function"
2) Br J Nutr, 2009, 101(12):1821-1827, "Adherence to the Mediterranean diet is associated with better mental and physical health"
3) Physiol Behav, 1987, 39(5):561-569, "Macronutrient relationships with meal patterns and mood in the spontaneous feeding behavior of humans"
4) Prevention, Apr 2010, p. 45.
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