The holidays bring with them big meals and office treats that can be detrimental to your waistline. But how can empty calories and junk food hamper your work performance year round? We chat with a local nutrition expert to find out.

Hopefully, we were all lucky enough to gather around a table surrounded by friends and family this past Thanksgiving to count our blessing and enjoy each other’s company. Many of us may have also slipped into a food coma after partaking of the turkey and dressing followed by pecan pie or pumpkin cheesecake. While we might blame the turkey and its tryptophan for our feelings of slug- gishness, could there be something more to the reason why we become so lethargic after eating certain foods? And could what we’re eating year round affect our performance on a daily basis at home and at work?

The short answer is, yes. It turns out that no matter what we’re doing, proper nutrition plays an enormous part. To help us navigate through the often confusing world of nutrition, I asked Cindy Carbone, a D/FW-based Healthy Life Coach, Inspiring Speaker and Owner of Commit to H.E.A.L. (Healthy Eating and Living) a few questions about how changing our diets can help improve work performance.

For full article click Front Page 12-6-2015.