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Food – top tips for a positive mood

Food can lift our mood and it can have a big negative impact too.

Getting your diet spot on has come into sharper focus during lockdown.

Here are our top tips to get the most benefits from your food, form our Performance Nutritionist Felicity Hares.

 

1. Meal timing.

If you leave long periods between meals, or don’t top yourself up, your energy levels are going to drop. At those times you’ll be more vulnerable to making unhealthy choices about food. 

Make sure you set yourself up for the day, plan out healthy snacks and get regular energy for your brain to function.

2. Take a whole diet approach. 

It won’t be one super-food that makes the difference. You need a mixture of lots of different vitamins and minerals to enhance your brain function.

Also think about foods that ca negatively influence your mood, such as caffeine, alcohol and sugary snacks. The spike in energy won’t last long.

3. Mindful eating. 

Have a healthy relationship with food and don’t use it as reward. If you have a positive relationship with food then it will have a positive impact on your mood.

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