Dr Oz: Level Out Your Mood Swings
Dr Oz was talking to Annmarie who suffers from regular mood swings. He said your mood swings might actually be a sign that you body is out of balance, so he talked to Dr Mike Dow, who said you have to ask yourself some basic questions.
The first question you should ask yourself is if you notice that your mood swings correlate with your hunger. Next, do you find yourself canceling or rescheduling plans because of your tiredness or moodiness? Third, do you find yourself turning to more and more caffeine to get through the day? Lastly, do you find that some days or moments are a lot worse than others for absolutely no reason at all? If you answered yes to one or more of the questions, you could certainly benefit from some of the mood leveling tips.
Dr Oz: Healthy Carb Swap
First, Dr Oz and Dr Dow suggested foods that would boost your serotonin levels. Dr Dow recognized that carbs are comfort foods that boost serotonin, so he wasn’t asking Annmarie to completely give them up, but rather make some swaps. Instead of eating white pasta, bread, or cookies, eat sustainable good carbs like beans, quinoa, or berries. They will provide the serotonin in slow, steady doses and help keep you fuller longer.
Dr Oz: Drink Swap To Boost Mood
Next, they shared a drink swap, saying that instead of drinking a ton of soda, you can enjoy white tea, black tea, or green tea. Dr Dow said the tea will calm you and make you alert at the same time. He said the swap will benefit both your waistline and your moods.
Dr Oz: Remind Yourself What’s Right
They then wanted to tackle the emotional side of Annmarie’s mood swings with a cognitive behavioral tool. Dr Dow said the way you think affects the way you feel. He said when you’re in those moods, rather than thinking about worst case scenario, you want to instead think positive, so you don’t make it worse. He said when Annmarie finds herself in that mood, she needs to ask herself “What’s right?” Annmarie said her family, her home, and her job, are all right.