An area of nutrition that interests me the most is nutrition psychology. This field specifically looks at how food and nutrients affect people’s moods. Many individuals don’t realize the large role proper nutrition plays in mental health and overall well-being.
Most people don’t know that this was actually an issue that I struggled with after losing my weight. I became so obsessive about how many calories I was consuming that my overall nutrition and well-being suffered. This lead to me speaking with a counselor for several months, until I was able to learn how to cope best with this issue. Flash forward to now and this is still an issue I deal with in my daily life. I’ve learned through many of my classes at ISU that to be my best self I need to properly fuel my body.