Baby, it’s cold outside! Are you experiencing fatigue or low energy, irritability, lack of motivation, weight gain, the urge to just cuddle up at night and hibernate?
These symptoms can feel limiting and thus challenging to break the cycle of inactivity, nighttime eating and the blues. Oh, and then there’s that new year’s resolution you made to yourself to lose your holiday curve and get healthy… but… now it’s dark and cold outside and your motivation to get your arse to a studio/gym is, how shall we say, non-existent.
MY TOP 3 NUTRITION TIPS TO PHYSIOLOGICALLY ELEVATE YOUR MOOD, MOTIVATION AND SENSE OF WELL BEING:
1) RESTFUL ZZZZZs
The body naturally wants to nest and rest more in colder months because the lack of sunlight results in a decrease in Melatonin and Affects Sleep Patterns/Mood
Add 1-2 Tablespoons Organic Dark Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate In Water an hour before bedtime to wind down more easily and for a sound and Restful Sleep (Natural Melatonin)
2) INCREASE VITAMIN D INTAKE
The decrease in sunlight (Vitamin D) may disrupt our body's internal clock and lead to a drop in seratonin levels (brain chemical that effects mood)
- take Supplement Form of Vitamin D
- Eat Fatty Fish like Salmon, Tuna, Trout or Sardines
3) OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS POSSIBLY PLAY A ROLE IN LESSENING DEPRESSION
- Cold water fish
- Flaxseed/ Flax Oil
The Above Nutrition List Is Merely Suggestion, Not A Prescription