Have you ever tried to lose weight and you couldn’t make it?
Have you ever tried to put yourself and your eating behavior in order but you failed?
Do you lose hope every time your dieting efforts fail?
The fact is that most diets fail because they do not take into account one very important factor: your mood! Our mood plays an important role in our eating behavior. It affects and it is affected by what and how we eat.
Nearly all diets ignore the role of our mood, and so far no diet has been designed with foods that aim to improve your mood.
The interesting connection between mood and food
by Dr Eirini Manthou, BSc, MSc, PhD
How mood regulates food
One thing that determines our enjoyment in life is mood. Mood changes from day to day and from time to time. We may be happy, energized, have optimistic feelings, take part in enjoyable activities, feel loving. But then again there are times we feel unpleasant, moody, irritable, anxious, tired and even depressed. To a certain extend we have all come across these feelings that impact enormously our psychological and physical wellbeing and our every day lives. However, as people tend to be in favor of positivity and happiness we try to self-regulate our bad moods by engaging in certain activities and routines. Activities can include anything from eating to exercising, smoking, drinking, socializing, playing games, watching TV etc.