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The stress of success

  1. 1. How to Thrive Instead Bonnie Y. Modugno, MS, RD www.muchmorethanfood.com
  2. 2. What is stress?  A normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way
  3. 3. Not all stress is bad
  4. 4. Benefits of moderate stress Brain cell respond by getting stronger, more versatile Brain cells increase ability to respond to future challenges This is called “stress inoculation”
  5. 5. Physical & PhysiologicalSigns of Overwhelming Stress
  6. 6. Successfully ManagingStress WHAT YOU CAN DO  Get adequate sleep  Engage in enough physical activity  Find an approach to food that works
  7. 7. Adequate Sleep 7-9 hours a nightJohn J. Ratey. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain ©2008
  8. 8. Adequate Sleep
  9. 9. Enough Physical ActivityJohn J. Ratey. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain ©2008
  10. 10. Food That WorksAdequate and balanced nutrition is your foundation
  11. 11. What we eat Menzel and DiAluisio. Hungry Planet: What the World Eats. C 2005.
  12. 12. We’re eating more: Starch, Fat,Sugar  Where do added Calories come from?  500+ refined starch  600+ added fat  450+ added sugar
  13. 13. 3 Key Questions What to eat? When to eat? How much is enough?
  14. 14. What to eat? Eat a balance of carbohydrate, protein and fat for greater satiety and enduring energyBLOOD GLUCOSE Refined sugars/starches Carbohydrate Protein + Protein/Carbohydrate Carbohydrate + Fat 0 1 2 3 4 5 TIME AFTER EATING (hours)
  15. 15. When to eat? 7:00 AM Breakfast 8:15 AM Language Arts 10:00 AM Break/ Snack? 10:30 AM Math 12:00 PM Lunch 12:45 PM Social Studies 1:15 PM Art 1:45 PM Science 2:30 PM End of school day/ Snack? 4:00 – ??? Homework 7:00 PM Dinner 10:00 PM Bedtime
  16. 16. Honor how much isenough?Starving Just Enough Full Stuffed Still Hungry Satisfied Overfull
  17. 17. Allow food it’s rightful place  Satisfying  Soothing  Social  Celebratory
  18. 18. Questions & Answers Bonnie Y. Modugno, MS, RD www.muchmorethanfood.com

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