One of the coolest things about the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, in my opinion, is how many different career paths the graduates take. We get trained to be health coaches, but we also get tons of business training to create the career of our dreams, whatever that may look like. IIN grads are coaching, teaching workshops, leading groups writing books, creating online businesses, working for companies, hosting retreats, creating products, and in general – being revolutionaries. I love it every time I see one of my fellow grads cookin’ up something awesome out in the world!
I was fortunate enough to meet Lindsey Smith last summer at an IIN conference in Costa Rica. We all totally bonded on that trip, and now I’m psyched to see that her new book has recently been published!
Junk Foods and Junk Moods – I found myself shaking my head in agreement as soon as I read the title. YES, I thought – junk foods DO cause junk moods. I’ve experienced the sugar blues enough times now to understand that food messes with our emotions! It’s not pretty, my friends!
Lindsey, the self-proclaimed “food mood girl,” battled anxiety and weight gain when she was younger, and through studying the connection between food and mood she overcame her health issues and wants to help others do the same.
If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, this is probably the book for you. :)
- Is your relationship with food out of balance or all consuming?
- Do you faithfully diet with disappointing results?
- Does something inside you sabotage your best efforts around healthy living?
- Do you feed yourself with “junky thoughts” about being fat, unworthy, or undisciplined?
I was really psyched to see that Lindsey focuses on feeding your mind, body and spirit in this book, and she incorporates workbook-type exercises to help you clear the clutter – literally – in all areas of your life.
When it comes to food and mood, she helps you to specify exactly what foods are enhancing your moods and what foods are making you a crankypants. It’s filled with healthy eating tips, recipes and getting-to-know-yourself-better exercises. When you’re done reading it, you’ll definitely have a deeper understanding of your cravings, and I’m willing to bet you’ll pick up a few new healthy habits!
Purchase Junk Foods and Junk Moods
Check out Lindsey’s workshop in NYC: March 15, 2012: Get Your Bliss On!