5 Signs Food is Affecting Your Mood & Simple Solutions to Fix It

Okay, so today I want to talk to you about how FOOD can affect your mood.

Yes, it’s true. 

No, I’m not saying food is the only answer or the end all be all answer.

But if you haven’t fully committed to shifting your the way you eat and you’re looking to boost your mood or energy, then you’ll definitely want to continue reading.

You see, I’ve struggled with stress, anxiety, and fatigue most of my adult life, or I guess I could say since I became a mom. I mean, I basically accepted the fact that this is just how it is when you’re a young, busy mom - ya know, #momlife. 


But since diving into the health and wellness world, I’ve discovered so much about how FOOD is FUEL and MEDICINE. Seriously, every single day I continue to learn about amazing ways to use food to help myself and you FEEL better.


It’s funny because before I really got into learning about nutrition, I didn’t even realize how terrible I felt eating the Standard American Diet that I grew up on. I was so used to feeling the way that I did that I didn’t really know any different. 


Now that I am much more in tune with my body and how it feels, I choose to eat foods that actually make me feel good AND energized.

How a Plant-Based Diet Can Transform Your Relationship to Food

Have you ever felt like you love AND hate food?

Like, you love it so much that you hate it because you feel so out of control when it comes to what you are putting in your body?

You love sweets and salty foods, decadent and delicious foods, and it seems like no matter what you do you’re surrounded by temptation ALL of the time.

In today’s world it can be SO hard to eat healthy and actually enjoy it.

But let me tell you, it’s TOTALLY possible and can even be easy and fun.

You see, I’ve struggled with my relationship to food since I was a teenager.

I used it for comfort, numbing or a way to have some control.

When I felt stressed, anxious, or  overwhelmed I would eat chips, cookies, and fast food.

When I was feeling hurt, sad, or mad I would use food as a way to avoid dealing with my feelings or the current circumstances.

When I felt like my body was no longer it’s normal “slim and slender” self and it no longer matched the image society and media glamorize, I used food as a way to feel like I had control over my body. I’d restrict or deprive myself, and then binge and allow, and went on to repeat this cycle again and again.

I spent years living this way with very little awareness of it.

I tried diet after diet, cleanse after cleanse, and even tried a few diet pills.

The thing is, I was never overweight and I’m not really sure why I became so obsessed with losing weight, but I know this is a struggle that so many women continue to battle.

How Busy Moms Can Be More Consistent with Healthy Eating

One of my biggest struggles and the reason most of my clients come to me is lack of consistency.  We all know that we should be drinking more water, exercising daily, and eating our fruits and veggies, but we just don’t do it. At least, not consistently.

A lot of us are used to the diet-binge cycle where we are constantly going on a restrictive diet only to fall off the wagon and dive back into the potato chips. We continue to repeat this cycle and we just don’t understand why we can’t be consistent with it!

And it’s absolutely NOT because you’re lazy, uncommitted or lack willpower.

It has taken me YEARS to learn how to be consistent with healthy eating. And let me tell you, once you can eat well consistently it makes everything else easier and reaching your goal becomes inevitable.

Ok, here we go…