Synopses & Reviews
Why does your energy take a nosedive in mid-afternoon? Why do you sometimes have so much trouble concentrating? Why do you crave chocolate? Elizabeth Somer answers these questions and more in this completely updated and revised edition of Food & Mood. Drawing from thousands of the most up-to-date scientific studies, Somer explains in an accessible, interactive style why what you eat has a direct influence on how you feel, think, act, and sleep. Somer's revolutionary Feeling Good Diet, as well as the many self-assessments, quizzes, and questionnaires, allows you to customize her step-by-step advice to take control of your eating habits, mood, and mind.
This entirely new edition covers the latest information on how to
-- naturally fight fatigue and stress
-- boost brain power and improve memory with food and the latest supplements
-- fight depression with exercise and special dietary fats called the omega-3 fatty acids
-- satisfy your cravings for chocolate, ice cream, potato chips, and steak without sacrificing your waistline
-- prevent hostility and anger by eating the right foods
-- sleep better naturally
-- manage an out-of-control appetite
-- choose the best supplement program for you, including the fifteen nutrients essential for boosting energy and improving mood
Food & Mood will help you balance your moods, boost your energy level, and take back your life now!
Now completely revised and updated, the "personal blueprint for controlling not only your cravings but your appetite, your weight, and maybe even your life." --New York Daily News
Why do you feel tired after eating a full meal? Why do you have so much trouble concentrating? Why do you crave chocolate? Can diet affect depression? Is there a natural cure for insomnia? Nutrition expert Elizabeth Somer answers all these questions and more in this completely updated and revised second edition to her nutritional guide Food and Mood. The result of research encompassing thousands of the most up-to-date scientific studies, Somer explains how what we eat has a direct influence on how we feel, think, sleep, look, and act. She addresses specific food-related issues including health conditions, food cravings, diet struggles, stress, PMS, winter blues, energy levels, depression, memory, and sleep patterns, as well as tackling the issue of supplements and providing the real story on those you need and those you don't. Included is Somer's revolutionary Feeling Good Diet, a program that shows you how to take control of your eating habits to benefit mood and mental functioning now.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -407) and index.
About the Author
Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R. D.
, is the nutrition consultant for Good Morning America and the award-winning author of six books, including Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy
and Nutrition for Women