What are some keys when trying to alleviate moderate depression throught diet and excercise?

Question by Oprah Winfrey: What are some keys when trying to alleviate moderate depression throught diet and excercise?
I have felt down and I feel that healthy living will help me pick things up again.

I know the whole eat healthy with excercise thing is the main component behind this plan. Are there certain supplements that I should be taking to boost mood? Are certian foods proven to help cope with low mood?

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Answer by sprinkles***
hi kelly, diet really helped me through my own depression and anxiety problems so i know all about how important it is to eat properly for good mental health 🙂

first off a B vitamin complex is great for mental health, so ask at you pharmacy or health food shop for a good one & it should give you some help.

the key thing is to eat to keep your blood sugars stable, so things like never skipping a meal (especially breakfast!), not going for long periods without eating, snacking regularly (healthily of course lol) and avoiding sugar and refined carbs (things like white pasta, white bread, pizza, white rice, biscuits/cookies etc.). stable blood sugars are very very important to good mental health.

also avoid irritant foods like sugar, sodas, coffee, anything with caffeine in it (e.g. chocolate and tea), alcohol, junk foods and fast foods – these will all make you feel bad especially if you eat a lot of them.

oils are food for the brain, so eating things like nuts and seeds, eggs and fish are all really great for your mental health – the omega oils you find in these foods really help your body & mind to feel good. you can also take them in supplement form.

complex carbohydrates will also help to keep your blood sugars stable, so things like wholemeal bread/pasta/rice, bran type cereals and also pulses like beans & lentils will all keep you stable and feeling good.

a good breakfast is essential – no sugary cereals or too much coffee, go instead for something like a boiled egg with some wholemeal toast. this will set you up for the day 🙂

there is a great book that you can pick up to read a bit more on this topic, it’s written for people like you and me who may not know much about nutrition: Optimum Nutrition for the Mind by Patrick Holford. he even directly deals with depression and how to help yourself with diet.

i have also written a big post on all the things that helped me through my own problems, and although it’s geared mainly at people who suffer from anxiety the same principles will apply to low mood and depression as it’s all about good mental health: http://www.anxietyforum.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4087

if you start now then the chances are you’ll help yourself out of it before you begin to feel worse, it’s a good idea to nip it in the bud. i really hope you’re feeling ok again soon 🙂 xx

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What are some keys when trying to alleviate moderate depression throught diet and excercise?

Question by Oprah Winfrey: What are some keys when trying to alleviate moderate depression throught diet and excercise?
I have felt down and I feel that healthy living will help me pick things up again.

I know the whole eat healthy with excercise thing is the main component behind this plan. Are there certain supplements that I should be taking to boost mood? Are certian foods proven to help cope with low mood?

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Answer by Boom Boom Boy
Well one food that contributes to depression is sugar. I would totally cut out sugar and corn syrup. Try honey, stevia or agave syrup, all all natural sweetners that are good for you. Also try to get a good nights sleep. Our body makes mental changes, physical changes, emotional changes while we sleep. Also if you’re tired, your ability to metabolize goes down, so more food is turned into fat, especially sugar. Also getting vitamin D is essential to your mood, that means at least 5 minutes of natural light/sunlight a day. :-} I’m also combating my depression with diet an exercise.

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What are some healthy foods and meals that I can eat when trying to lose weight?

Question by Alison: What are some healthy foods and meals that I can eat when trying to lose weight?
I’m trying to lose weight and get some of the flab around my legs and belly gone. I need healthy foods that taste good and will keep me full. I want different foods that I can eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Thanks!

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Answer by OMG I smell pie
McDonalds!

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What are some healthy foods to eat when trying to lose weight that are affordable?

Question by BNM: What are some healthy foods to eat when trying to lose weight that are affordable?
I’ve noticed that healthy foods cost too much. And I live 30 minutes away from a grocery store so I can’t keep going to buy produce every other day.

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Answer by PuggetAboutIt!
Bagel Bites are pretty cheap, and four of them has only 200 calories and 7 grams of fat.

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What foods should you cut out when trying to lose weight?

Question by QT4U2NV: What foods should you cut out when trying to lose weight?
I love my body except for the little fat on my stomach. I’ve started going on the track but I realized that I need to change the way I eat in order to see a difference. What foods should I definetely stay away from to accomplish this goal?
Do you have any other fitness tips that will help me?

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Answer by curiousgeorge
High sugary drinks like soda, don’t eat alot of grains, stay away from the chips, & cookies

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I’m trying to loose weight, what are some health tips?

Question by : I’m trying to loose weight, what are some health tips?
I’m making a modeling portfolio, and I know I need to be slimmer. What are some health tips, such as eating veggies, and colors to dress in the make you look slimmer? What is skinny for height 5’8″? I am Indian (India) & German and I have blue eyes.

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Answer by Skippy
belemia.

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What are healthy foods to eat while trying to diet?

Question by Jamie M: What are healthy foods to eat while trying to diet?
I am 17 years old, 5’9, and around 150 lbs. I have a little double chin that isn’t too noticeable, but it drives me crazy. I know I don’t eat very healthy, but I want to start. What would be some good foods to eat while trying to diet? I don’t like salad, so don’t say salads. Thanks for the help in advance :]

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Answer by Mark C
Fruits and vegetables are generally best. Try green veggies (with high fiber) such as broccoli, green beans, celery, cucumber.

Also, look for sugar free products. In particular, I like to make sugar free pudding and jello since they are good tasting desserts that don’t cost too many calories.

If you eat eggs, don’t eat the yolk. An egg white is only 17 calories while the whole egg is 70 calories.

Also, Dannon makes a brand of yogurt that only contains 60 calories because it has Splenda in it.

In general, you want foods with low calorie density. You can google “low calorie density” and the results will give you a bunch of good ideas.

Good luck.

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Your best trying to conceive health tips?

Question by paperpenandtea: Your best trying to conceive health tips?
So, we are thinking of ttc soon. Since we don’t know if it will happen quickly for us or not we aren’t going to get into the tracking dates (I know when my periods are though) of ovulation and all that.

But in general, as far as foods and such go, which to avoid and which to consume, what are your best tips for starting off a healthy pregnancy?

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Answer by Linz
alcohol…cafiene. salts… smoking… start taking prenatals.. and get lots of rest and drink plenty of water…

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