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Food and Mood!

Posted Feb 25 2013 10:02pm

 Grumpy?  Irritated?  Angry?  Depressed?  Anxious?  Short-tempered? teenage depression - teen woman sitting thinking

 

Uh-oh. 

 

That makes you no fun to be around.  You want to be fun, don’t you?  You want to feel good, right?

 

I have one question.

 

What are you eating? 

 

Here’s a little story for you.  After I had my first daughter 12 years ago, I was overcome with major postpartum depression.  I was totally blindsided by it.  There is no history of depression in our family, nor did I have any history of depression.  We were thrilled to be blessed with our first beautiful daughter.  But, I went downhill fast.  Couldn’t sleep.  Couldn’t laugh.  And, I was completely overwhelmed.

I wish I knew then what I know now. 

My nutrition back then was lacking, to say the least.  I never ate raw, leafy greens.  I drank way too little water.  And, I ate way too much sugar in the form of processed foods and soft drinks.  Pretzels and Dr. Pepper was my go-to snack, all day long.  I really had no idea how food and mood were connected.  And, this connection is something that is overlooked by society in general.

Now, hear this.  I’m not saying that there is never a place for medical intervention.  I’m just saying to look at nutrition first, and then go from there.  

So, here are some simple things you can ADD IN to your daily nourishment to improve your mood.

 

 

So, if your overall mood is off kilter, evaluate your nutrition first.  Also, look at your physical activity and stress reduction.  When all of those things are working for you, your mood will improve in no time.

About Casey Sollock ( 26 Posts )

Casey Sollock is a holistic wellness coach, women's speaker, and author. She loves inspiring mompreneurs to optimize their health, shine their light, and change the world! True health and happiness emerge when body, mind, and spirit are well-nourished and living in harmony. She also works with brides-to-be to accomplish their ideal image for their walk down the aisle! Casey invites you to enjoy a complimentary copy of the comprehensive holistic wellness book, Integrative Nutrition, at her website, She Shines Wellness


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