9 Ways to Boost Your Mood with Food

  1. Have protein in each meal to balance your blood sugar.
  2. Avoid any form of refined sugar, such as biscuits, cakes, and other sugary snacks.
  3. Eat omega-3 rich foods such as oily fish (salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines or trout), two to three times a week, as well as walnuts, hemp seeds or chia seeds. You can sprinkle the seeds on soups and salads.
  4. Eat more sources of tryptophan. Good sources include fish, turkey, chicken, red meat, bananas, beans, oats and eggs.
  5. Reduce your intake of stimulants such as alcohol, cigarettes and coffee.
  6. Eat more fruit, vegetables, herbs, whole foods, nuts and seeds.
  7. Avoid fried and processed food.
  8. Drink 2-3L of water per day.
  9. Don’t underestimate the importance of a good night’s sleep.
    Chronic sleep deprivation leads to night-time elevations in cortisol (stress hormone). Sleep deprivation is also associated with decreased insulin sensitivity, therefore making it difficult for you to properly rest and have your body recover naturally from all exercise. Your brain needs sleep in order to transfer information from your short-term memory in to your long-term memory. If you get enough sleep, you are more likely to feel equipped to deal with whatever life throws at you and you will be less stressed.

Practice Disclaimer

Nothing said on this website is meant to imply that I treat or cure any health problem. My approach is complementary and I always refer the client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional (GP). I never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and I frequently work alongside a medical professional and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in the patient’s care.

London Nutritionist Milena Kaler

Milena Kaler is a is a qualified London Nutritionist, weight loss and digestive health specialist, trained in the principles of Functional Medicine. She practices from 10 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PF. Milena sees patients with chronic health conditions, as well as clients looking for support to optimise their health. Some of the areas Milena can help with include: weight loss, digestive, hormonal, immune and skin health. Scientific and holistic in approach, Milena looks at all aspects of a client’s health. She embraces a systems-oriented approach aiming to get to the root cause of health and weight issues instead of simply focusing on the symptoms. Milena sees every person as an individual with different problems and different goals. She takes time to listen to her clients’ specific concerns to develop customised nutrition and lifestyle plans, based on laboratory test results. Having overcome her own chronic health and weight loss issues, Milena really understands how it is to feel overwhelmed by poor health and can relate to her clients when they first come to see her.