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Prone to Mood Swings: Learn it here why!

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Prone to Mood Swings Learn it here why!Are you the one who is proned to those really bizarre mood swings? A moment you might feel as if you are on top of the world and the very second moment you might feel as why on earth are you living! Women would be quite acquainted with this kind of a problem.

The chemical messengers buzzing inside play a very important role in ruling your body. They just do not take care of your appetite, sex drive, weight, cycle but they take even take care of your emotions. Hormonal weirdness is quite a common problem these days and over it no one has a control over it. Well, there are a few things that you should know that are responsible for screwing up your mental and physical health. The below mentioned are a few reasons:

Addiction to Sweets

Consumption of foods that have too much of sugar content is directly linked to adding weight to your body. Excess pounds in your body can make your body resistant to insulin – the hormone that moves sugar into your bloodstreams so that cells in your body get the required amount of energy.

Stressing out Late at Night

Staying awake until late nights can add to the anxiety levels. Normally, the stress hormone cortisol drops at nigjht time and the same helps you to unwind and sleep. So, getting anxious or tensed in the late hours means your cortisol levels are increasing.

Being an Insomniac

 Lack of sleep tends to increase your cortisol levels and this in turn will increase your level of blood sugar. So ensure to snuggle in your couch at the right time and get enough sleep. Else, you would end up junking your system with different kinds of unhealthy food and that is also a way of stressing yourself. When you sleep, the level of hunger related hormone called leptin signals your body that you do not need to eat. Staying awake, your body will not produce the required amount of leptin and this will automatically make you feel hungry the next day. And, automatically your body will be prone to weight gain. Cortisol is the culprit here. Caffeine signals your body to boost the production of cortisol that can make you feel anxious and not in good mindset. So, just limit yourself to two cups of caffeine every day.

Attendance to the Gym

Without regular exercise, your body will not produce the appropriate amount of endorphins. Endorphins are the positive chemicals in the brain that will make you feel positive and alert. It also helps to keep your immune system functioning well by increasing your libido. The more you exercise or move about, the more endorphins your body produces. So ensure to fix up for at least half an hour of work out every day.

Crash Diets: Too much of dieting is bad. You must ensure to consume the appropriate amount of food on a daily basis. A balanced diet is a must.

PMS

Besides all of the above, another reason for women getting cranky is PMS. Generally, women have the habit of reaching out to sweets during their PMS. Instead of reaching out for something sweet, there are other foods too that can take care of your mood swings during PMS and they are: wine, sweet potatoes, skimmed milk and spinach.