Fuel Your Brain, Not Your Anxiety: Stop the Cycle of Worry, Fatigue, and Sugar Cravings with Simple Protein-Rich Foods

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New Harbinger Publications, Feb 1, 2021 - Self-Help - 200 pages
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Discover how you can use high-protein, brain-fueling foods to overcome anxiety, worry, and fatigue for good!

Do you struggle with anxiety, sugar cravings, weight gain, and fatigue? You aren’t alone. In our busy, overscheduled lives, many of us turn to fast food to relieve stress and meet the challenges of our jobs, families, and relationships. But these “on-the-go” meals—which are typically low in protein and high in sugar—can actually contribute to our anxiety, add to our waistlines, and increase our risk of developing devastating medical problems. So, what can you do to break free from this vicious cycle?

In this practical, feel-better-now workbook, you’ll learn how to make healthier food choices, and discover how protein and sugar affect your emotions and energy on any given day. You’ll also find convenient meal planning and tracking tools to help you monitor your progress, and a wealth of easy tips and doable ways to improve your diet, overcome fatigue, and restore your vitality and mental clarity.

Everyone’s heard the adage, “You are what you eat.” When it comes to anxiety, research now shows that nutritional factors often underlie the anxious thoughts and feelings we have every day. With this life-changing workbook, you’ll learn to use brain-boosting foods to stay one step ahead of anxiety.


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The Fundamentals of Glucose Regulation as a Solution for Anxiety and Fatigue
What Impacts Anxiety
A Fueled Brain Is a Less Anxious Brain
A ThreeDay Protein Experiment
Understanding Food Labels Eating for Increased Energy and Mental Clarity
Eating Well for Your Brain in Todays World
More Experiments to Improve Energy and Reduce Anxiety
Moving Your Body for More Energy and Mental Clarity
Talking to Your Health Care Provider
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Kristen Allott, ND, MS, is a naturopathic physician, national speaker, and pioneering advocate for the use of whole-foods nutrition in the treatment of mental health disorders and addictions. Allott is passionate about achievable results to improve energy, mental clarity, and decision-making. Drawing on her experience as a clinician, a wellness director for people in addiction recovery, a black belt in Aikido, and an advocate for individuals experiencing food insecurity, she helps people live better and more engaged lives.

Natasha Duarte, MS, is an innovative and inclusive advocate with proven success in building relationships with widely diverse people from multiple cultures. Her science background combined with strong social and cultural skills brings unique perspective to her work with food access, mental health, and building resilient communities. Duarte strongly believes that everyone should have the opportunity to be their best selves.

Foreword writer Chan M. Hellman, PhD, is internationally renowned for his work on building a hope-centered response to trauma. With over 150 scholarly publications and countless workshops in the areas of child maltreatment, domestic violence, homelessness, etc., Chan has focused his work on sharing the science and power of hope in our ability to overcome trauma and thrive.

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