If you’re struggling to sleep at night, it might be worth reconsidering that afternoon cup of coffee. Caffeine can stay in our system for more than 5 hours, with some people being more sensitive to its effects than others. Try switching to decaffeinated varieties in the PM and see if you notice a difference.
However, if you’re currently a caffeine fiend a sudden reduction may induce withdrawal symptoms of headaches and fatigue, so if you want to cut back do so slowly.
Whilst nutrition is key, the social, emotional and cultural role of food is just as important to our mental health. During these socially distanced times, food has provided a source of comfort for many. Whether its participating in live cook-a-longs, or bonding with your family over sourdough starters, perhaps now is a good time to remember to #bekind to ourselves and enjoy a little bit of what we fancy in moderation.