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mood food

With so many mood changes lately, this article kinda jumped out at me....
WebMD - When You Crave A Good Feeling

One big set of chemicals that control mood are the neurotransmitters in the brain led by the pleasure "drug" serotonin. These substances determine whether you feel good and energetic or tired, irritable, and spacey. They run on sugar, preferably the form that comes from low glycemic carbohydrates (not doughnut sprinkles), according to Molly Kimball, RD, sports and lifestyle nutritionist at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation and Hospital in New Orleans.
The idea, she says, is to maintain a stable blood sugar level through the day, slowly feeding these substances into the brain. Low glycemic carbs include whole grain bread, beans, whole grain crackers, soy, apples, pears, peaches, and other fruits.

Along the same lines: Snack Attack: Coping With Cravings

Next week, I’m gonna really try harder with the water. I’ve been doing badly with drinking barely any water. Consider this post a "I need to look back and see what I read" post ;)


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I had a post a while back about how important water is - I linked it here (click my name to read the post)

Thanks for the link. Now that was a good artical. I only wish I had read it 10 min. sooner. I just finished a peanut butter and jelly on toast sandwich... 2 of em.. when I read it.

Drinking more water really makes a difference; once you get in the habit, you really see the difference when you don’t - I’ve gotten out of the habit, and feel noticeably more sluggish, plus I’m putting on a little weight sad - I had always heard that the urge to snack was really thirst - I’ll have to get back in the swing of having a big glass of water with me. Try having it available, right at the computer, and see if that gets you to drink a little more? Of course, I shouldn’t talk - right now I’m drinking a beer smile

I have found that the easiest way to keep drinking enough water is to start each day with a couple of bottles of water in the fridge. When one is done, I get another, until I’m done. I make sure that before I go to bed, I’ve finished all of them (whatever my allotment is). Usually, though, I finish them all before dinner. I’ve been drinking water almost exclusively for 4 years ( I only let myself have soda once a week or when dining out), and it has definitely made a difference.

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