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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.

10 Daily Steps to Less Stress for Busy Moms

10 Daily Steps to Less Stress for Busy Moms

As an entrepreneur with a side job, 2 kids, a dog, and a household to care for life can be overwhelming and stressful.

I used to have the belief that when I was stressed it was a good sign because it meant that I was busy and I would performed better with the added pressure. I also didn't believe there was a whole lot you could do about it. 

After many years of stress and struggle and a whole lot of research, I finally learned the importance of managing stress and I've created healthy habits that help me stay calm.

The truth is while some stress can be beneficial, stress can also be extremely detrimental to your health.

Did you know that studies have linked stress to:

  • increased appetite

  • higher risk of heart disease and related death

  • pre-existing conditions get worse

  • higher chance of picking up unhealthy habits (such as smoking, drinking, binge eating, ect.)

  • higher chance of fat around the abdomen

  • weakened immune system

  • and some studies even show a link between stress and cancer

Pretty crazy, right?

What to Do When You're Stressed to The Max

I don't know about you, but lately, I've been stressed to the max.

Between taking classes, kids after school activities, birthday parties, client calls, cleaning my house and running a business, sometimes I just need to breathe and recalibrate.

So even if you're stressed to the max right now, there are still small, practical steps you can take to cope with that stress and stay healthy.

So, why am I talking about stress?

Like it’s not enough to live with stress, now I’ve got to be talking about it too?! Agh.... not fun...!!!

But the truth is that it sure is important to acknowledge stress so you can reduce it or cope with it a little better.

Think of it like aiming for a 1% improvement....you may not be able to change the stressors in your life, but if you can manage the impact on your body 1% better, then you’ll stay healthier and more able to handle the stress.

Worthwhile, yes?

10 Foods to Help Ease Anxiety & Stress

10 Foods to Help Ease Anxiety & Stress

Overcoming anxiety and managing stress can be accomplished by simple lifestyle changes. 

One of the most important, and often most overlooked, ways to reduce anxiety and stress is by maintaining a healthy diet. 

The food that you put inside of your body can not only worsen your anxiety and stress levels, but it can also dramatically improve your mood and overall health when choosing the right foods.

If you are looking for a natural way to reduce your stress and anxiety levels then I highly recommend adding some of the following foods to your diet immediately. 

Oatmeal - A delicious warm bowl of oatmeal is a great way to start your day off right. Oats increase the production of the calm inducing serotonin in the brain. Oatmeal is also comforting, filling, and will not spike your blood sugar the way refined carbohydrates and sugars do. Make sure to choose organic steel-cut or rolled oats when possible.

How To Eliminate Stress From Your Crazy Busy Day

How To Eliminate Stress From Your Crazy Busy Day

There were days when it felt like the entire world was simply spinning 100 miles per hour. It seemed that no matter how fast I moved or worked, I still only tackled half of what needed to be done. It was actually insane.

That, my friend, was the past. Since then I have found ways to not only tackle my daily tasks but also how to get ahead and stay stress free.

Heads up! Some of these tasks are going to take commitment and effort. It’s not just a magical word or quick-fix deal. I have both immediate and long-term tips, but even the immediate ones aren’t simply a snap-of-the-finger fix. That’s why I’m telling you that in order to become stress free, it’s going to take commitment and effort.

Are you ready? Then let’s go!