Monday, May 31, 2010

Am I an Emotional Overeater?

I saw Dr. Daniel Amen on PBS and went to his website and found the free questionnaire. The results are based on my stating that I have frequent fatigue and feel worse in the winter.

Automated suggestions were provided for me including taking vitamin D and these:
The following behavioral changes may boost mood to help SAD or emotional overeaters:
  1. Exercise to increase blood flow and multiple neurotransmitters in the brain.

  2. Kill the ANTs (automatic negative thoughts) that steal your happiness.

  3. Write down five things you are grateful for everyday (this has been shown to increase your level of happiness in just three weeks).

  4. Volunteer to help others, which helps to get you outside of yourself and less focused on your own internal problems.

  5. Surround yourself with great smells, such as lavender.

  6. Try melatonin to help you sleep.

  7. Work to improve your relationships.
See Type 4: SAD or Emotional Overeaters Plan – Amen Clinics