Friday, December 10, 2010

"Fuel Up to Fight Moodiness"

Found this little blurb in last weekend's USA Today Sunday insert:

"Today, too many people skip breakfast, have a light lunch, then eat a heavy dinner - a recipe for moodiness and exhaustion says Liz Vaccariello, author of 400 Calorie Fix, Eating meals at regular intervals keeps blood sugar and energy levels balanced and metabolism high. Vaccariello recommends three to five 400 calorie meals a day to stave off hunger, with foods proven to increase satierty, including fruits and vegetables, nuts, prtein rich foods, and high fiber foods. "

Sounds familiar, huh? Part of CE is keeping your hunger level just below the surface by eating foods on a regular time table so you don't have hunger pangs which prompt eating without thought or eating foods that simply are convenient and not necessarily good for you.

The idea that eating in this manner can also affect your mood is something to think about. If you suffer from depression and/or exhaustion, it could be not what you are eating - but when and how you are eating.