Dr. Oz: Extreme Mood Swings
Dr. Dow said there are four ways to know if you have a serious imbalance related to your mood swings:
- Do your mood swings correlate with your hunger?
- Do you find yourself canceling or rescheduling plans because of your moodiness?
- Do you find yourself turning to more and more caffeine to level out your energy level?
- Do some days seem harder than others for no reason at all?
If you said yes to one or more of these questions, you’ll want to try some of these tips.
Dr. Oz: Swap Out Simple Carbs
Instead of eating simple carbs like chips, lasagna, and bread, eat foods that boost serotonin. Eat carbs like beans, quinoa, berries, and apples. These will give you serotonin and leave the stomach slowly, so you get a slow, steady dose of serotonin.
Dr. Oz: Drink Swap
Next, switch out your soda, energy drinks, and coffee for white tea, black tea, and green tea. These teas will give you a calming effect and will also help you be more alert. Teas have a lot of mood improving capabilities that will change your life. Cutting out the energy drinks and soda will also help your waistline.
Dr. Oz: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
There’s also Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which means adjusting the way you think. The way you think affects the way you feel, so when you’re in a bad mood, try to stop thinking about what’s wrong in your life and look for what’s good in your life. Take a moment in the middle of your bad mood and think about three things that are going right in your life. For Amber, that’s her family, her home, and her job.
What do you think? Will this help you take charge of your mood swings?