Mood & Food...not gonna gatekeep on the connection...


What is the situationship (as the kids call it these days) with mood and food?

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it's the perfect time to prioritize your well-being. Honestly, every month is but the cultural reminder is helpful!  While many factors contribute to mental health, one often overlooked aspect is diet. The link between what we eat and how we feel is profound, with research consistently showing that our food choices directly impact our mood and cognition. Also, I am not saying that food is the ONLY connection to mental well-being; just that it is a strong one. In this post, we'll explore the connection between mood and food and discuss practical strategies for improving both.


Nutritional Deficiencies:

In today's modern world, nutritional deficiencies are common due to factors like food quality and sedentary lifestyles. Essential nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and magnesium play crucial roles in supporting overall health, including mental well-being. Incorporating supplements or foods rich in these nutrients can help bridge the gap and promote a balanced mood. Not all supplements are created equal. (jenny put something here about the ones you like)


Managing Mood Swings:

Do you experience mood swings or intense cravings? It could be a sign that your diet needs a makeover. Instead of relying on empty carbohydrates that cause spikes and crashes in blood sugar levels, opt for balanced meals that include fiber-rich vegetables or fruits and protein sources. This combination provides sustained energy, stabilizes mood, and reduces cravings, helping you feel more balanced throughout the day. In my Diet-Free Blueprint, we discuss how building your plate the RIGHT way is foundational for your body and brain.


Practicing Mindful Eating:

In our fast-paced world, we often rush through meals without genuinely savoring the experience. Mindful eating encourages us to slow down, tune into our body's hunger and fullness cues, and appreciate each bite. Being mentally present during meals enhances digestion, reduces bloating, and fosters a healthier relationship with food. This simple practice can have profound effects on our overall well-being, including mental health. Stop doing the drive-by feeding of whatever the kids didn't eat for breakfast, and feed yourself, too! 


Empowering Mid-Life Wellness:

As we navigate mid-life, prioritizing our health becomes increasingly important. By nourishing our bodies and minds with wholesome foods and mindful eating practices, we can optimize our energy levels, enhance cognitive function, and experience greater joy and vitality. My goal is to support you on this journey towards improved well-being. Whether you're seeking guidance on nutrition, fitness, or overall wellness, I'm here to help. Click here to schedule a chat and take the first step towards feeling your best.



As Mental Health Awareness Month reminds us, taking care of our mental well-being is essential for a fulfilling life. We can make meaningful changes that support our mental health and overall wellness by paying attention to what we eat and how it affects our mood. Let's prioritize kindness to our minds and bodies, starting with the nourishing power of food.


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