Work Stress Stoked or Reduced with Diet

Screen shot 2013-04-20 at 11.51.02 AMThe afternoon lull at work only adds to the stress of the workday. Too tired to kick into high gear, we might languish in the it can wait till tomorrow world of productivity. But registered dietician Manuel Villacorta, MS says it doesn’t have to be that way, with a little due diligence and prior prep before heading to work. Diet, he says, can be the key to less stress and better productivity.

Villacorta is  a national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, contributor to Huffington Post and author of Eating Free: The Card-Friendly Way to Lose Inches, Embrace Your Hunger and Keep the Weight off for Good.

In my on-going coverage of National Stress Awareness Month, in this episode of my Work Life Nation #Vlog series on Google Hangout, Villacorta explains how diet impacts the brain, our mood at work and ultimately our performance.

He clears up some myths about carbs and throws in some science to explain how we operate at work while navigating the stress of the workday. In my interview, he also offers some tips on how to set up your daily work diet to set the stage for optimum performance.


Do you plan your workday snacks and food intake? If so, what is your strategy to keep your energy up and your stress to a minimum? Please join me in the conversation on Twitter: @JudyMartin8