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Protein: postcard no. 4 in a series of 10. © The Food and Mood Project 2005

This self-help information is not intended as an alternative to medical advice

TRY THIS: Notice the effect of including protein foods – such as lean meat, fish, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, tofu, cheese or egg – with every meal or snack. Protein foods contain the building blocks for brain chemicals that influence how you think and feel.

‘What helped me was eating more protein and reducing high glycaemic index (GI) carbohdyrates because I felt so much better and the flabby bits on my body reduced, especially my tummy.' Food and Mood Survey participant