I was recently asked by a local financial services firm to conduct an interactive workshop on stress management. The company’s goal was to reduce stress in the workplace to improve their cultural environment. But from a healthy eating perspective its important to reduce stress so our bodies can absorb nutrients from our food. After all, isn’t this one of the main reasons we eat our food?
I could go into further details about how stress affects our bodies, and why. But in the interest of brevity, when we are stressed, our bodies go into a “fight or flight” response; completely unaware of its purpose of digesting food and absorbing nutrients. When our adrenaline is pumping, our fight or flight response is only concerned with running away from the saber tooth tiger!
Did you know the only voluntary step in the entire digestive process is chewing? The longer we chew our food, the more digestive enzymes we produce and the better we are able to absorb the nutrients from food into our bodies. Mindful Eating allows us to completely focus on the process of eating so our bodies can focus on digestion and truly be nourished. But if we are stressed, how can we focus on slowing down to chew food; nevertheless enjoy it?
So would you agree it’s imperative to slow down and de-stress? Easier said than done, right!
How do you De-Stress?
There are many ways to de-stress. Yoga, exercise, meditation, and listening to relaxing music are some examples. But in my interactive workshop, we will use one particular technique that is over 5,000 years old called Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT Tapping. This technique is so simple and painless that it can be applied whenever you want, wherever you are!
EFT involves tapping on specific meridian points to send signals directly to the stress centers of your mid-brain. This simply changes the neurotransmitters in your brain to elicit a relaxation response. EFT Tapping is something you can do to de-stress during the busy holiday season!
Contact me so I can help you learn to master this simple technique. It will take just one session.
We can work on freeing you from emotional stress so your body can perform optimally. Allowing you to digest your food and absorb nutrients more efficiently will reduce stress, help you sleep better and give you more energy!
Want to Get Even Healthier?
Do you want to learn more about eating healthier foods reducing stress, balancing your gut, and enhancing your health? Let’s talk! As a Health Coach, I work with individuals and families to help them integrate healthier nutritional and lifestyle habits into their daily lives. My clients are able to sleep better, have more energy, lose weight and overall live happier lives.
Let’s get started! Contact me today to schedule a complimentary 50 minute health consultation, or pass this offer on to someone you care about!
I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I learned about more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. In my “Balance Your Gut” program, I will help you create a completely personalized “road-map to health” that suits your unique lifestyle, preferences, and goals.
I look forward to hearing from you!
In good health,