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Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Food Mood Connection Experiment

For one month I’m going to keep a journal of everything I eat and how it makes me feel.

We’re all familiar with the term emotional eating: ( -- Anyone who's sought solace in pizza or a pint of ice cream knows that food can be comforting. But experts still don't know exactly why we gravitate toward fatty or sugary foods when we're feeling down, or how those foods affect our emotions.

So for one month I will be both the scientist and the lab rat. Without censor or fudging, I will track my own personal food and mood connection. Maybe I won’t find a correlation. Maybe I will.

Love this article: Food and Mood: 6 Ways Your Diet Affects How You Feel
And this one: Feeling Sad? Seven Instant Mood Boosters
And: What to Eat to Feel Happier

If anyone wants to join me in my food mood connection experiment, please chime in. The more lab rats the better. No one likes to eat alone.

Food Mood Journal



  1. I tracked what I ate for years and then stopped. Of course, I gained. Now, I'm just starting up again, so maybe I'll join you and take note of my moods as I list my foods!! Great idea, Kristy!

  2. I've kept a food journal before. I discovered I can't eat pork, specifically ham. Random but worth the 3 months effort. Good luck. Excited to learn your findings.

  3. I've done the food journal thing. It's pretty effective if you listen and care about what you're tracking :) Never thought about tracking moods though, cool! Good luck!