Food and Your Mood
Friday, February 15, 2013
Wow another week gone and I finally ate everything I was supposed to and didn't go over my calories for the day! I'm so proud of myself!!! Woo Hoo me!
Now on to more important things. I have been eating small amount 6-8 times a day all week. No I didn't make my caloric intake, but I did learn something which means more to me that making my nutrition goal. I found out that when I only do breakfast a small snack lunch and then wait 6 - 8 hours for my next meal I get super cranky and start snapping at everyone around me. I had to apologize to my whole family for the way I treated them. I didn't realize I was doing this until after I had eaten something and was actually level headed enough to focus on what I had been doing.
What you all probably don't know is that my husband is bi-polar so I deal with major fluctuations every day of my life and have for 15 years now. Today I finally was able to see what he meant when he tried to explain his disease to me.
So just as he takes his medication every day I now know that I must continue to fuel my body with healthy foods to keep my mood level and not turn into some stereotypical psychotic woman.
For those of you out there that find your moods swing when you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle it might be just as simple as eating more healthy little meals during the day.
I'm thrilled with the lesson I learned today. I hope you all have found things that will keep you sparking every day!!!