Managing Your Mind and Mood Through Food

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HarperCollins, Jan 26, 1988 - Health & Fitness - 288 pages
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Revolutionary and scientifically sound news about the food/mind/moodresponse from a renowned M.I.T. scientist who explains how to enhancedaily performance dramatically through diet

In this breakthrough book, Dr. Judith Wurtman explains how what we eat and when we eat it affects our moods, minds, and lives. Translating her findings into practical programs, she reveals what foods can prevent afternoon slumps; increase productivity; help us carry on with activities after work or work through the night, calm stress and anxiety; and aid sleep. At the heart of the book are her guidelines about how carbohydrates and proteins interact in the body, and how to use this knowledge to set your own food/mood clock. In addition, Dr. Wurtman shatters many of the common myths about food, showing how to take advantage of caffeine, sugar, and carbohydrate snacks to increase productivity, and includes a test used at M.I.T which enables readers to explore their own food/mind/mood response. This book shows you how to eat to:

  • Beat stress and fatigue at work
  • Have a faster, more focused mind
  • Avoid mood swings that lead to erratic, out-of-control eating
  • Set your own food/mood clock to perform at your peak
  • Boost energy for morning, afternoon, or evening activities
  • Stay alert through marathon meetings or long evenings
  • Fly through time zones and arrive feeling first-rate by using revolutionary anti-jet lag tactics...and much more

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About the author (1988)

Dr. Judith Wurtman, an M.I.T. research scientist and author of the bestselling Carbohydrate Craver's Diet and Eating Your Way Through Life, has appeared on more than 200 radio and TV shows and is quoted regularly in The New York Times and other print media as an authority on nutritional subjects.

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