You are the junior charged with managing the new branding campaign for your firm’s oldest, most prestigious and deep-pocketed client; tomorrow is the initial presentation of your team’s campaign roll out. Stress does not even register as a potential conflict in your frontal lobe, you are far too gone on micro-managing the slicks, power point presentations, and the migration of your data to the Internet initiative. You are also terrified of looking in the mirror; petrified of seeing any kind of skin response to the quart of Godiva chocolate ice cream you ate last night to calm your nerves.
And that is a powerful concern in the success of tomorrow’s presentation – how you feel and what you do and consume today is exactly what you will live tomorrow. Adults are far more concerned about their health in relation to what they eat than ever before. MacDonald’s has low fat options - a miracle that illustrates the serious concerns few of our parents ever lost any sleep obsessing over. Nutritionists have been telling us for decades that we are what we think – and now we have quantum physicists and biologists informing us that we are what we think.
Your concern of your skin breaking out in unsightly bumps as a result of eating a quart of ice cream, (shamefully full-test sugar and fat) is as much to blame for unsightly blemishes as the questionable sugar and dairy product itself. Processed sugar does agitate the nerves, but so does your emotional response to eating the sugar and mono and triglycerides. Eat delicious foods that give you lasting energy and you will be able to remain in control of your own emotions – freeing your mind to handle the questions and criticisms that will either make or break your career.