#happinessisfree and #happinessiscontagious
Did you know that what you eat can significantly influcence how you feel and thus, how happy you are?
For a long time, I did not know this. Whenever I was stressed, sad, frustrated, bored or angry, I would look into food as comfort. The food I used was all unhealthy: cupcakes, ice cream, cookies,pizza, bagels, donuts, scones, and more.
Looking back, the food I was choosing was actually worsening my emotional state, whatever it was at the time. Those foods gave me short term comfort. In fact, very short term because the comfort and pleasure lasted while I ate them. Very soon after, I would beel lethargic, bloated, sick, depressed, guilty, uncomfortable, etc. And the morning after, I would even feel worse. So, so much for my comforting and happy foods, right?
I also did not know that these foods would only get my cravings worse, so the more I ate them, the less I could resist them. I had not awareness of what a bad destructive cycle I was caught in.
And as far as my challenging emotional state, the one that led me to ate all of that, well it got worse. But, even though it seems very clear today, at the time, I could not see my faulty thinking.
Today, I have fortunately learned how to fuel my body and my brain correctly so that I can sustain a good emotional state where my norm is feeling happy. And when I don't feel as happy, I know how to get back to happy. And it is not with unhealthy food, but with healthy solutions like: healthy comforting food and treats, exercise, meditation, essential oils, fun times with friends and family.
What do you do when you don't feel happy? Would love to hear from you.
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