Beating the Autumn Blues

Time change always throws me off!  The sun going down before dinner time, the overcast days and lack of our summer sun are difficult to overcome.  I find myself wanting to curl up on the couch eating lots of cup o’ soup, Halloween candy and watching the beginnings of Christmas movies.

I have found a few things that help but overall I’m over the season as soon as it begins.  Here are a few ways to beat the dull feelings that the autumn weather can bring:

Know your food and your body.

Shorter days and a lack of sunshine reduces the body’s production of serotonin.  To boost our ‘happy hormone’ increase your intake of sweet potatoes, pumpkins, apples, pears and figs.  Also increase your iron and vitamin D to help with your mood and craving to eat high carb foods.

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