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Food and Mood: The Complete Guide to Eating Well and Feeling Your Best

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    The Nutritional Side of Feeling Good

    There are lots of reasons why you might not be in a good mood. If you thought it was because of a bad relationship, you'd probably check out a relationship book. And, if you thought it was because you needed more exercise, you'd check out a book on exercise (BTW rec. "Exercise Beats Depression" for that). Having said that, this is a great book to check out if you think your nutrition might play a role in your moods AND you want to learn what it is you can do about it. So what does the book cover? Well, the book is about and inch and a quarter thick and among other things, discusses...

    -how food can affect your mood
    -a self-assessment of your diet
    -a section on sweets and cravings
    -diet and energy levels
    -diet and PMS, SAD
    -stress and your diet
    -smart foods
    -foods and your sleep
    -eating disorders
    -the "Feeling Good diet"

    As you can see, the book is quite comprehensive, and there's really not a nutritional stone that's been left unturned. I don't know that anyone needs to read every page of this book cover-to-cover, as not everyone will need to know about all its info (such as PMS). Instead, look at this book as a tremendous resource to refer to, and a big step in covering all your "nutritional bases" when it comes to food and feeling good.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2000

    Food for Thought

    Being in the Health and Fitness Industry I am always scouring the news stands, book stores, and trade shows for any juicy bit of information I can use to help my customers reach their health and fitness goals. Finding 'new' information can be challenging as each client has their own 'self-motivating' system. The same 'program' or 'strategy' will not work for every person I work with. Elizabeth Somer's Food and Mood has given me a new wealth of valuable information I can access to help a wide variety of customers I work with each year.Food and Mood touches on so many wonderful subjects. Not only can I discuss fitness and exercise but now, with the help of Ms. Somer's book, I have expanded my subject matter into areas such as 'creating more energy', working through 'stress', slowing down the aging process, incorporating the 'psychology' of food choices, exposing the truth about 'fad diets', and discussing the pros and cons of supplimentation. I am thrilled to have such a fantastic resource at my fingertips.Not only is it a valuable source for me but it is written so elegantly simple anyone remotely interested in foods, diets, weight loss, energy building, or sleep disorders can surely benefit. Food and Mood has something for everyone. The best way to educate and motivate my customers is to keep it simple. Giving them tips, input, and advice they can easily understand and incorporate instantly into their lives. Food and Mood is intelligently written so anyone can grasp the simple facts and insight behind each topic. It will take your understanding to another level without numbing your brain with mindless statistics or boring facts and figures you will never use. Each paragraph is filled with usable information all of us can grasp and incorporate into our lives.Whether you work in the Health and Fitness World, raise kids, sit behind a computer ten hours a day, hit baseballs for a living, or watch Opray everyday from 4pm-5pm you will surely benefit by reading Food and Mood. It is certainly Food for Thought.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2000

    Great Book!

    A very helpful, interesting, and informative book on a subject I've often thought about but never seen discussed anywhere. It's been obvious to me that at times I've felt differently at different times after eating and thought there may have been some connection to the food that I've eaten. After reading this very well researched book, I now have a lot of answers to my questions about the relationship between food and how it affects us.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2000

    Food & Mood--An Excellent Choice

    Food & Mood is an exceptionally practical, well-researched and reader-friendly book which provides a wealth of information on nutrition and diet and on the impact of certain foods and food combinations on emotional status and mental and physical function. The book serves as a comprehensive reference guide to a large variety of nutritional and health issues. I especially like the fact that author Somer provides in-depth explanations of food compounds and complex biochemical reactions for those readers who want to understand the scientific basis for the author's recommendations, yet the book is also appropriate for casual readers. The nutitional and dietary information is easily accessed, and the book need not be read in any particular order. Readers can go directly to the sections which address issues that concern them.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 29, 2009

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