Did you know that negative thoughts and feelings could be AdDiCtIvE?
Guilt and shame stimulate the reward center in the brain! Whaaat!?
Here are some better ways to feel good:
1. Search for gratitude.
2. Accept what you’re feeling, put a name to the emotion, and get it out of your body.
3. Make “good enough” decisions.
4. Get more physical touch. (hugs, pats on the back, massage therapy…)
"Everything is interconnected. Gratitude improves sleep. Sleep reduces pain. Reduced pain improves your mood. Improved mood reduces anxiety, which improves focus and planning. Focus and planning help with decision making. Decision making further reduces anxiety and improves enjoyment. Enjoyment gives you more to be grateful for, which keeps that loop of the upward spiral going. Enjoyment also makes it more likely you’ll exercise and be social, which, in turn, will make you happier."
Great article. https://www.theladders.com/p/2…/neuroscience-4-rituals-happy
Are you still going off the old food guide pyramid from 1992 you learned in elementary school?
Here is the new guide based off the most current scientific research and not food politics.
Notice what's different?
-The grain section is hugely decreased and refined grains is replaced with whole grains.
-Where did dairy go? Did you know it was an optional food item and not essential for your health?
-Potatoes and french fries don't count as a vegetable this time!
-Red meat and processed meats are to me limited.
-Healthy oils and fats are not discouraged.
-Did you notice there's no category for dessert/juice/pop/fancy lattes? But water is essential!
-And remember that sunshine and activity is an important part of keeping well.
If you find food guides confusing, here's how you can't go wrong: only buy and eat whole food - nothing that has been processed or refined or made into something else.
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