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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.
“Food offerings are a universal gesture to show care and support. This workbook highlights a simple formula connecting what we eat to how we feel. It’s especially important during times of high stress. I often suggest ways for parents in the child welfare system to use food as a tool so they can be at their best. I personally use protein for my wellness, performance anxiety, and afternoon fatigue.”
—Ambrosia Eberhardt, family impact statewide manager for the Parents for Parents program at the Children’s Home Society of Washington; and board member and founding member of the International Parent Advocacy Network
“This is a well-, thoughtfully laid out workbook that profoundly benefits and encourages individuals struggling with anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and fatigue. The reader develops a clear, applicable understanding of relevant neuroscience and physiology while acquiring an effective toolbox to improve quality of life. Each chapter and the appendix provide accessible how-tos, charts, menus, experiments—all designed to accommodate a busy lifestyle and reduce anxiety. A must-read!”
—Andrea St. Clair, MA, SUDP, positive alternative client care coordinator
“This is a must-read for all clinicians helping clients’ access healthy coping skills. After applying this information in my clinical practice, many of my clients have eliminated or significantly reduced panic attacks, anxiety, irritability, and depression; and improved their relationships. I engage all of my clients in the three-day protein experiment. I love hearing them say, ‘The lizard snacks worked!’”
—Yesenia C. Dominguez, LCSW, PPSC, clinical social worker providing direct services to migrant, Latinx community members of various ages in Southern California