Satiety and Sense of Self: Using Diet To Help You Feel Better

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If you want to be your beautiful self, you may think that the source of your happiness all stems from how you look, but when we talk about beauty and fashion, we've got to remember that the key is about feeling better about ourselves. And this is why diet can make a big difference. If we feel irritable, tired, and sluggish, is it due to the diet we are exposing ourselves to? Keeping our GI tract running smoothly is going to have a positive impact on our energy, while also maintaining blood sugar levels to keep us feeling more even-keeled. So this is why we have to focus on eating right. So what sort of foods should we take to make us feel good?

Focusing on Healthy Fats 

Healthy fats, such as those found in olive oil, are fantastic for our sense of self because the right types of fat will increase our levels of satiety. If you find yourself constantly feeling hungry, a diet that is rich in healthy fats, like the Mediterranean diet, can make a big difference in how you feel. From basil infused olive oil to chilli infused olive oil, there's a lot you can drizzle all over your vegetables that will increase your level of satiety. 

Food Rich in Folic Acid and Vitamin B12

Foods that are rich in folic acid and vitamin B12, for example, a combination of beef and kidney beans that make a lovely chilli, or a caesar salad with chicken breast and some romaine lettuce, are a winning combination. Folic acid and vitamin B12 may appear to prevent issues within the central nervous system and can effectively lift our moods. Folic acid is usually in greens and beans, and vitamin B12 can be found in fish, meat, dairy, and poultry. 

Eat More Fish

If you are feeling down in the dumps, you could benefit from eating more fatty fish, such as salmon. Omega-3 has been shown to be one of the star supplements in terms of frame of mind and omega-3s appear to have a positive impact on postpartum depression. If you do not like fish, you can always get yourself on omega-3 supplements. 

Increasing Your Vitamin D

We can all be deficient in vitamin D, especially as we spend more time indoors. If you are feeling self-conscious and don't want to venture out, at the very least, spend some time in the sun for up to 15 minutes. By getting at least 1000 to 2000 IU of the sunshine vitamin, you could help manage your mood. 

Having a Bit of Chocolate

It's one of those things that we all want more of, but it's about making sure that we have the right type of chocolate. This is where dark chocolate has a positive impact on our brains, because they increase our feel-good chemicals (endorphins), but can also have a positive impact on our heart health. 

Diet is a way for you to make yourself feel better about who you are. Diet is not a fix-all, but if you can have this as a foundation for your overall health, this is the best place to begin.

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  1. I eat the way I do because of health issues. I am gfwfp no sos

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