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Most of us are not strangers to the concept and practice of “stress eating.” When we are stressed, it is easy to give into our cravings, and can find ourselves eating and drinking things we know are not good for our mental and physical well-being. Eating foods that are highly processed or are high in sugar, salt, and saturated fat can create an inflammatory response in the body that can effect on our entire body, including our energy levels! The emotional impact of stress eating are feelings of shame, guilt, and… MORE STRESS! All of this can become a vicious cycle that is incredibly common.

 

About the presenters:

Alexis Schinke holds a Bachelor of Science degree and is a certified Holistic Nutritionist and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner. With a deep passion for science, Alexis finds ways to make complex topics simple to help others improve their health and quality of life by making small manageable changes. Having worked for Texas DPS since 2008, Alexis’ mission is to help people eat healthy, function optimally, increase energy, and take care of their bodies.

Lacy Wolff serves as the Health Promotion Administrator at ERS. She is responsible for promoting wellness initiatives that are offered through the Group Benefits Plan to over 500,000 state employees, retirees, and their families. After completing her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University, Lacy spent over 12 years supporting the health of the US Army overseas in Italy and Germany. During that time, she completed her master’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. In 2014 Lacy left her work for the Army to return home to work for the State of Texas. She has been proud to forge innovative paths to build, sustain and promote health for Texans!