8 ways food can change your mood


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If you eat many of the same foods, or you regularly overeat or binge on the same sugary or fatty foods, it can end up affecting your mood and making you feel worse. Often we overeat or binge to feel better if we're bored, stressed, overwhelmed, etc. But sometimes the nutrients (or lack of) can actually make our moods worse. This presentation outlines 8 ways food can affect your mood, thanks to insights from http://www.WebMD.com. For a free binge eating breakthrough course and further eating tips, visit http://www.bingeeatingbreakthrough.com.

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8 ways food can change your mood

  1. 1. 8 Ways Food Can Change Your Mood www.bingeeatingbreakthrough.com
  2. 2. 1. Don't Banish Carbs -- Just Choose 'Smart' Ones It's important to make smart carbohydrate choices like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes, which also contribute important nutrients and fiber.
  3. 3. 2. Get More Omega-3 Fatty Acids Omega-3 are found in fatty fish, flaxseed, and walnuts. Eating fish has other health benefits so shoot for two to three servings of fish per week.
  4. 4. 3. Eat a Balanced Breakfast According to research, Eating breakfast everyday provides more energy to last throughout the day. Eat lots of fiber, protein and whole-grain carbohydrates that are often found in cereals
  5. 5. 4. Keep Exercising and Lose Weight (Slowly) Lower physical activity levels and a higher calorie intake are often the result of depression among women that leads to Obesity. Slow weight loss can improve mood but be mindful of your diet because it may lead to irritability due to drastic cutting of carbohydrates in your body.
  6. 6. 5. Eat a balanced diet Researchers wonder whether poor nutrient intake may lead to depression, or whether depression leads people to eat a poor diet. Choose food based on what makes you feel good, energized and nourished.
  7. 7. 6. Get Enough Vitamin D Researchers from the University of Toronto noticed that people who were suffering from depression, particularly those with seasonal affective disorder, tended to improve as their vitamin D levels in the body increased over the normal course of a year.
  8. 8. 7. Select Selenium-Rich Foods Foods rich in selenium are foods we should be eating anyway such as: Seafood (oysters, clams, sardines, crab, saltwater fish and freshwater fish) Nuts and seeds, Lean meat, Whole grains, Beans/legumes Low-fat dairy products
  9. 9. 8. Don't Overdo Caffeine Try to limit you caffeine intake in a day. This may improve your mood to avoid irritability and depression
  10. 10. For a FREE binge eating breakthrough course and additional resources, visit www.bingeeatingbreakthrough.com