10 Quick Feel Good Tips
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Do you always turn to a nice, comforting bowl of pasta whenever you feel blue? Or maybe you like to cheer yourself up by snuggling up on the sofa with a film and a biscuit or two? We don't blame you and you're certainly not alone. Many of us cite carb-heavy foods as part of our top feel good tips. And with the weather turning colder and the days turning dark earlier, it's easy to get in a rut and turn to comfort foods to boost your mood after a long, hard day.
But all that carb-loading isn't good for our waistline - or as it turns out, our moods! That's according to a recent study published in the Health Journal, that has some surprising news about our favourite foods and feeling better. According to the researchers, eating high-carb comfort foods actually have no more mood-boosting properties than any other food. So why do we always turn to cake and not carrots when we're feeling down? Probably out of habit or because we tend to associate carb and sugar heavy foods with better times (like a birthday party or other celebration). But this new research proving that comfort foods are no more useful than other foods to boost our mood is great news for those of us trying to stick to a diet and lose weight!
So, skip the fatty carb-heavy foods next time you're feeling down. But, now that we know downing a shepherd's pie won't make us feel happier, what are the feel good tips that will help us beat the winter blues?
We've asked the experts from podiatrists and aromatherapists to colour specialists about their top feel good tips. Discover our top 10 feel good tips to beat those winter blues, pronto...
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