Link my mood to my food, man.
May 14, 2012 7:09 AM Subscribe
How can I be better at making a connection between what I eat and how I feel?
posted by brappi to Food & Drink (8 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I've realized that I don't really recognize what effects various foods have on my mood or general energy levels. Save for things with obvious effects like strong coffee or spicy foods, I don't really make the connection.
I'm male, rapidly approaching 40. I eat well, a decent muesli with yogurt & a banana for breakfast, and otherwise a typical Japanese diet with lots of fresh vegetables (I do most of the cooking at home.) I do understand the value of eating healthy, so I'm not really looking for things like, "the veggies, they are good for you."
What ways can I start to pinpoint the foods I eat and attribute them to feeling *on* (or my anxiety) if that's possible? Was that sprig of broccoli the thing that flipped my switch? How specific can you get?