Is There Anything I Can Do To Control My Mood Changes?

Dear Robin: “Sometimes I’m good, all jolly and happy and all of a sudden I would start to feel depressed or stressed, getting angry all of a sudden. Is there anything I can do to control my mood changes?” ~ Sage

Dear Sage: Yes, there is a lot you can do Sage. This was something that plagued me as well. Happy one minute and then completely grumpy and irritable the next… rarely at peace.

Mood swings like this can make life miserable.

There are many aspects to moods swings, but you have to keep your blood sugar balanced and avoid unhealthy, artificial foods that make us feel crazy.

Here are two key lifestyle factors that you can implement right now that will have a big impact on feeling better fast.

They are:

  1. The food you eat and the timing of when you eat
  2. Sleep

Number One: The Food You Eat and The Timing
Focus on whole real foods. Protein is very grounding and also makes healthy brain chemistry so make sure you get enough at each meal. Make sure each time you eat you have plenty of healthy protein, fats, and carbohydrates (vegetables). Here are two videos that will help you figure out what and when to eat: How to Eat for PCOS and Food for PCOS.

Number Two: Sleep
Sleep is critical to balancing brain chemistry. Restorative sleep with both REM (rapid eye movement) and deep sleep that helps your brain and body restore for the next day. Sleep medications will only disrupt this process so the restorative sleep is without meds. Go to bed no later than 10 pm and get 8 hours of sleep each night. If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep you’ll need to do some work to figure out what’s keeping you from sleeping, i.e. caffeine. Eating correctly will help with sleep a lot.

Let me know how this goes for you, Sage. You deserve to feel fabulous.

~ Robin

 

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