With 2016 in full swing, you've probably heard a ton of New Year's resolutions centered around shedding those unwanted pounds.
But according to research, losing weight doesn't guarantee happiness.
In fact, "People who lost 5 percent of their body weight over four years were more likely to report a depressed mood than those who stayed within 5 percent of their original weight," Happify reports.
Happify, a website and app that creates science-based activities for a happier, healthier life, has released an infographic with important information regarding how food affects our mood. The infographic also shows how to maintain a steady blood sugar, healthy (and fun!) ways to lose weight, and how to eat mindfully.
Check it out below:
Of course, losing weight can be a health-conscious choice for some people. But it's important to keep in mind that by focusing on eating right, properly exercising, and living an all-around healthy lifestyle, we can live happier, too.