It’s time to get off the cycle of stops and starts and abandon the diet mindset. The Food and Mood Lab is not about diets, weight loss, or meal plans. Our mission is to promote curiosity about nutrition that leads to healthy choices. How you choose to fuel your body directly impacts how you feel and how you show up in all areas of your life. Food is our body’s fuel and it’s vital to make choices that allow you to perform better, boost energy, improve focus, and reduce stress.
It’s hard not to talk about food and mood without exploring how alcohol affects your health and well-being. Science now tells us that no amount of alcohol is safe. It’s well-documented that drinking alcohol (even in moderation) puts you at a higher risk for cancer, stroke, and heart failure, to name a few. Not to mention, alcohol is a depressant. It disrupts the balance of chemicals in the brain, including serotonin – a chemical that helps to regulate your mood.