Saturday, January 15, 2011

Healthy Eating and Moods

Yesterday was a really bad day for me emotionally. Major crabby mood. It's been a long time since I was so cranky. After spending some time thinking about changes in my lifestyle over the last year, I realized that I have been eating more refined foods, sugars, and fat recently. December I ate a modified diet with treats. The plan was to maintain my weight. Since December, it's been difficult to not eat sugar, refined foods, and more fats.

The change in my diet has made a huge difference in how I feel. My migraine headaches returned in December, my nerves aren't as calm as they had been and I'm more easily depressed. Even though my diet still contained a large number of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, I need to go back to eating whole, low sodium, low fat foods. The delicious taste of sausage pizza is not worth the mood swings and blah feeling.


Glenda said...

I know what you mean. I have eaten way too many sweets since Thanksgiving and I can tell it in my body and my emotions. And now I crave sweets all - the -time once again since I've been eating them. I had gotten to the point of not really missing them, and one treat rarely was perfectly fine. Now the hard work to get back to that place.

Good luck!

Melrose said...

hmm, this makes me wonder. I've never had to worry about my weight except when I get too thin from breastfeeding so though I usually try very hard to cook with grass fed beef (free from one of our ranchers!), chicken, fish, and then whole grains and fruits/veggies, I also make plenty of room for sweets...and we've been eating a lot of pizza lately. And...I've been pretty depressed/moody/fatigued lately. hmm. Thanks for sharing this.