The Mood-Food Connection

We’ve noticed that over the past 9 months, we’ve been more down than usual. Many of our friends and family have told us that they’ve been feeling sadder, stressed, and anxious lately.

Besides carrying around the stress that this year has brought on, we’re all dealing with lower moods than we’re used to. So what gives? What’s really going on here?

As clean-eating experts, we’ve got an answer, and (yep, you guessed it) it involves what you’re eating. This phenomenon is something called the “mood-food connection.”

More and more studies have suggested that mental and emotional health is directly influenced by and related to gut health.

What we eat impacts how we feel, not just physically, but emotionally as well.

When Jo used to eat gluten, she would wake up the next morning extremely depressed. But it took her years to make the connection that food not only affected her physically but also emotionally. When she cut out gluten, her mood became more stable.

Over the course of this year, we’ve all been reaching for comfort foods more than usual – wine, chocolate, cookies: we’ve been craving it ALL!

And though these foods temporarily soothe our stress, in the long run they can end up having the opposite effect.

A diet lacking in a wide variety of plants can have a negative impact on your gut health and a negative impact on your mental health as well.

Our goal with our January 6 Group Cleanse is to help us all get back on track with not just our physical health, but our mental and emotional well-being, too.

During our 14-day Cleanse, you’ll eat a nutrient-dense diet of fruits and veggies, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, lean meat, and wild-caught fish (animal protein is optional).

This way of eating is designed to help support gut health, help your body release excess weight, and reduce inflammation.

And in a matter of days you will start to FEEL better.

Once the 14-day cleanse is over, you’ll not only feel better, you’ll also be armed with powerful information about how food impacts your body.

So join us and help boost your overall health – both mental and physical – and start 2021 feeling uplifted, lighter, and more energized.

We’ll be here to support you every step of the way.

To support you before our new year’s cleanse, we’re hosting a free LIVE call Monday January 4th, where we’ll talk through emotional eating and how to overcome it.

Learn more about our How To Overcome Emotional Eating Live Call here.

To an uplifted and more balanced new year,

Jo & Jules

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