Evaluate What You’re Currently Consuming
Before you start eating specific snacks or foods, examine your entire diet, said Susan B. Dopart, MS, RD, a registered dietitian and author of the book A Recipe for Life By the Doctor’s Dietitian.
For instance, if your diet is unbalanced, simply adding a banana probably won’t help. Even though it’s a serotonin-boosting food, Dopart said, it’s more important to look at the bigger picture of your diet first. “Start by making sure your meals and snacks contain a source of protein to even out your blood sugars. Stability in your blood sugars from balanced eating will not only boost satiety but can assist with an improved mood and less anxiety.”