Eating is fundamental. We need it to live of course, but did you know how you eat is affecting your love life?
Many factors affect our energy and how we project ourselves. Our inner dialogue, emotional well-being, perceived level of security, friends, and family, and what we put in your body all affect our outer self-image.
How we feel about ourselves takes all of these outside influences into account. They all affect how we think about our bodies and how we present ourselves. If you had a very supportive family upbringing, you are more likely to feel secure and confident, whereas if you were criticized a lot as a child, you might present yourself as insecure and unsure of yourself. As we become adults, this inner dialogue becomes set. So, if you are unsure of yourself, you are probably dealing with a very critical inner voice.
The gut-brain connection has been well documented and written about for quite a few years now. Psychology aside, when we don’t feel great about ourselves, we tend to neglect our health. And what follows are lousy food choices.
How we eat, affects our brain function, our hormones, our neurotransmitters, and subsequently this “Catch 22” with our health keeps us in an unhappy never-ending loop. In a study in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry, they concluded a direct correlation with certain types of foods and depression*. When we are depressed and don’t feel good about ourselves and make bad food choices, it’s hard to present well to your new love.
But, the good news is that how we eat is a habit. And like all habits, it can be broken with a better pattern.
The biggest culprits that affect your overall health are dairy, gluten, sugar, fried foods, fast foods, caffeine, alcohol. These are considered pro-inflammatory foods. They create inflammation in the body, arteries, brain, muscles, joints, etc. I’m not suggesting that you eliminate all of these at once or at all. It’s about reducing these foods and non-foods to allow for healthier eating options.
A study conducted by researchers at University College London looked back over 40 earlier studies analyzing the connection between diet and depression risk. What they found was that “people had a 33 percent lower risk of developing depression than people whose diet least resembled a Mediterranean diet,” said study author Camille Lassale.
To change your eating by changing your habits, join us in the My Life Crush FB group for a 5 Day Challenge to Love our Body.
You have the power to change your love frequency by changing your diet, which improves your energy and reduces the effects of depression.