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Antidepressants

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Halloween Candy

By eating healthy, low fat carbohydrate options like sweet potatoes and whole grain crackers rather than candy, you’ll eat less, have the benefit of nutritious foods, your cravings will be satisfied sooner, and you’ll be more likely to avoid unwanted weight gain due to SAD.

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Energy

Healthy Fats Can Improve Your Mental Health

The type of fat you eat matters. The reason is twofold: to get the health and nutrient benefit of healthy fats, and to avoid the negative effects of unhealthy fats.
Aim for omega-3 fatty acids and organic and grass-fed foods, and avoid processed and trans fats.

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Antidepressants

Feeling Worthy and Your Well Being

You are as worthy as everything and everyone else you care about. The key is to balance how you spend your time so that you are at least on equal par with other things and people that matter to you in your life.

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Antidepressants

Open Yourself to Fun

We might overlook the pleasure that our taking pleasure in something (or someone) gives others. A shared laugh, story, or experience, even with a stranger, improves the moods of everyone. And often, if we hold onto the memory of the fun experience, watching a parade of ducks or meeting an old acquaintance while going about the mundane experiences of the day, it makes the stress of those less fun encounters so much more bearable.

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Health

How to Manage a Diet When Someone Else is Making Your Food Choices

The biggest obstacle a dieter faces is lack of control over the food being prepared. This can be the case in the workplace or at home. Buying calorie-controlled meals from a weight-loss organization can help dieters stay on track, although lifestyle choices can still interfere. Ideally, dieters should take the person whom they eat with at home to meet their dietician or weight-loss coach, so everyone’s on the same page.

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Health

Menopause and Weight Gain

Stressful moods, disrupted sleep, and decreased exercise that characterize perimenopause can all contribute to weight gain. An increased appetite for carbohydrates caused by low estrogen and serotonin can also contribute. Think PMS cravings, but for months instead of days.

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Recipes

Edamame Asian Chicken Salad

Edamame adds a fresh taste, healthy nutrients, and a welcome pop of spring color to this vibrant salad – and the best news is that this yummy recipe is a cinch to make!

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Cravings

The Effect of Music on Mood and Food Choices

Perhaps a new approach to supporting weight loss should be to use music to enhance better food choices and control over portion sizes. A playlist may be just as effective as a food list in helping people avoid emotional overeating, and is certainly much more entertaining.

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