Ok. So this post is kinda long. But if you have SAD, ADD, depression, or cravings that have gone out of control, you WANT to read this post. If you find it valuable, feel free to tag or share with a friend.
So I'm generally a very happy, motivated, & enthusiastic person. But like most peeps, I get the occasional blues. When the blues last for longer than a month, however, I know something is wrong. Lately, I've had no "mojo". Don't wanna work (I love my job) & sleeping "late". I quickly realized, something was "off". Like way off.
So as is normal for a fitness coach, I started scanning my food choices.
Increased Sugar? Check.
Decreased fruit? Check.
Increased simple carbs? Yup.
Increased alcohol intake? Guilty.
Cravings that just take over my mind? Omagosh. YAAAAS.
But as I went thru everything else, it just didn't seem like enough to bring on mild depression. I was exercising regularly, eating good with everything else. Hadn't gained weight. In fact, my thighs and abs were getting smaller as my mileage was getting larger. I had recently had iron infusions for my anemia. So I dug a little deeper.
Went online and the answer SMACKED me in my head. Like, I literally face palmed myself. ♀️It was lack of Vitamin D.
During the summer I had stopped taking my Vitamin D supplement in my nutrition shake each morning. I figured with being outside I was fine. But between my anemia, the shorter days, & my darker skin, I think that proved to be an unwise course. ♀️I had also stopped taking my omega 3 supplements. This was causing my ADD to go haywire. (If you have ADD, get on Omega3s RIGHT. NOW.)
Guys, both Vitamin D and Omega3s play HUGE roles in hormones production, metabolism, brain health, & FOCUS. All things that go haywire with depression.
So what about me? Well this morning as we watched the news... I could "handle it". In ONE day, I feel different. More stable. So take it from me! Don't skip the VitaminD3! And Take your Omega3! Love u guys! Happy Hump Day! #omega3s #vitamind3deficiency #depressionfighters #fightdepressionwithsupplements #howtofightdepression #addsupplements #adhdhelper #seasonaldepression #howtofightcravings #whatfoodcravingsmean