The serotonin power diet
A lot of people are not aware that serotonin is a brain chemical that has a huge influence on their mood balance and the shutting of the appetite. This is the reason why lots of medications for depression like Prozac have the effect via serotonin. Most people mistake appetite for hunger. Appetite is what makes a person eat when he or she is bored or stressed or simply tempted by some food. A person who overeats because of the appetite and not hunger is bound to gain some weight. This usually happens after the holidays, when people are feeling exhausted and not happy because of the winter. In such times people eat to fight off bad emotions and mood. There are few people who will go for steamed vegetables in that situation while the majority will consume fat, sweet and salty foods like ice cream, chips, cookies or donuts. It is really hard to maintain a healthy weight when a person consumes a lot of these foods. However, there are foods that will satisfy a person and cut the appetite. Is it essential that these foods are consumed at the right time so that the person receives enough serotonin.
How to introduce more serotonin
What needs to be done
Fruit and proteins are important but should be consumed in the early parts of the day.
A good advice is to eat some pretzels or crackers just before dinner. The reason for this is to edge off the appetite.