Nobody is going to pick this one up and run with it???? What is happening to this forum???
Originally Posted by Hedonist2
Hmm, well, I like to think of of it this way....
Originally Posted by secret agent girl
Tryptophan, Serotonin and Melatonin are all essential amino acids....
Tryptophan =Affects mood, eat Protein.
Serotonin = Affects body, eat Carbs.
Melatonin = Affects sleep, relies on the other two.
I suppose you could think of everyday examples.....
Tryptophan = Dem feels off chomping a Chicken breast.
Serotonin = Dem feels off eating Spuds (or a huge bag of Doritoes)
Melatonin = That Roast/Thanksgiving/Christmas Dinner which knocks you to sleep.
All of this (learning) is relatively new to me, too!
I have awful sleeping patterns, so, spacing out various Meats and Proteins will be good for keeping the mood high throughout the day.
I'll try to fit in 2-3 carb sources, at the right times, more or less, later on in the day in late afternoon.