How Being Overweight Is Linked To Depression


Research has shown that individuals who are overweight have a higher chance of suffering from depression. It has been shown that as your body fat rises, so does the likelihood of being depressed.

For many of the individuals we encounter, refined carbohydrates are the cause of being overweight. Diets such as this tend to be low in tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid that is a precursor to serotonin, a chemical released in the brain that promotes happiness.

Control your weight by focusing on consuming organic whole foods, lean meats, vegetables and fresh fruit. Consuming less refined carbohydrates will aid in losing weight and feeling better!

Studies have also revealed that taking 1-3 grams of L-tryptophan, one hour before meals can expedite the process! When taken, subjects consumed significantly less calories, mainly coming from carbohydrates. Lab tests indicate that overweight individuals have below normal blood tryptophan levels.

In conclusion, many physicians believe that serotonin deficiencies are a direct result of overeating! Break this pattern and watch your mood improve, while the pounds drop!