Could Your Diet Crush Your Mindset?

Absolutely it can! For some people, eating certain foods that are perceived as good, even based on a Dieticians plan, can reduce their moods causing lack of motivation, negative thoughts, and mental fatigue, not to mention physical fatigue. Trying to stay positive while your brain chemicals are too low is like trying to build a city without bricks.

Dopamine is the brain chemical that makes you feel excited, exhilarated, energetic, and rewarded, and is the precursor to adrenalin. Without it physical and mental fatigue, low libido, or feeling like you don’t care is the result. Serotonin is the brain chemical that makes you feel happy, and positive, and is the precursor to melatonin for sleep. Without serotonin, negative thoughts, feelings of there being no point to what you’re trying to achieve, and more severe cases will cause depression, anxiety, irritability, anger, stress, insomnia and migraines.

Most people are not aware that 80% of serotonin is used in your gut, and only 20% for your brain for happiness and positive mindset. If you upset your gut, you’ll upset your mood, and that’s why you need to find a diet that is right for you as an individual for your best performance mentally and physically. The wrong foods cause your liver to take up the enzymes that are needed for serotonin, stealing it away from your gut and brain, leaving you feeling low and negative for at least 24 hours after eating the foods, so if you’re eating those same foods every day, you’ll always feel the same, and never know how great you could really feel.

Correcting gut function and getting the right diet for you can be done quickly with the right testing and planning. You could be happier with a more positive mindset in a matter of weeks. Call for a free ½ hour consultation to discuss any issues you may have on 07 5443 1987 or check out our website at www.advancedwellness.com.au.

Jodi Chapman
Advanced Wellness & Behavioural Centre

 

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