Food & Mood: Calm Your Anxious Mind

Spotlight on Success Show – Episode #22

Today on my show I had the pleasure of a speaking with Trudy Scott, Food Mood Expert and Nutritionist, who shared her best strategies for how women can reduce stress and anxiety with the help of proper nutrition.

Trudy believes (as do I) that life is meant to be spent feeling well, mentally and physically, and that stress and anxiety don’t have to be the status quo that we accept. In this interview I ask Trudy –

  • Do women really need to focus on doing something about their stress and anxiety?
  • What are the 3 biggest food-related factors that contribute to stress and anxiety?
  • What other dietary factors play a role?
  • And, what should you do if you’re eating a healthy diet but are still feeling anxious and stressed?

For more information on Trudy’s expert advice, book or to sign up for her newsletter, please visit her website.  Enjoy!

Thank you Trudy for sharing your best tips for how to live a healthier, less anxious and less stressed life.

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Trudy Scott is a Food Mood Expert and Nutritionist, speaker and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood & End Cravings, published June 2011 by New Harbinger. Trudy has a nutrition practice with a focus on Food, Mood and Women’s Health (she does work with men too!). Trudy loves to share the amazing healing powers of food and nutrients, and how they can be used to eliminate anxiety and other mood problems. She is President of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals and is a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety Disorders Association of America. Trudy publishes an electronic newsletter entitled Food, Mood and Gal Stuff, available at and

Trudy has been interviewed by Jeffrey Callison on NPR, has appeared on the Fox 40 Sacramento morning show and featured as a resource in a food-mood article in Cosmopolitan magazine.

She lives in Northern California with her wonderful husband and they enjoy windsurfing, mountain-biking and skiing. Trudy’s goal for all her clients: “You can be your healthiest, look your best and feel on-top-of-the-world!”

Connect with Trudy on Twitter, and Facebook.


  1. Posted March 18, 2012 at 7:52 am | Permalink | Reply

    Shannon and Trudy,

    Thank you! Nice interview! Simple and to the point. Food=Mood. Start small but start by having breakfast. Reduce or eliminate caffeine. Eat REAL food. Eat 3 meals a day and 2 snacks. Make sure that protein and/or healthy fats are part of each eating event. Find out if you are intolerant of gluten and/or dairy. Be conscious of zinc, B vitamins, vitamin D and tryptophan. Move and get sunshine.
    Thanks especially for making that point that “processed” gluten free food is STILL processed food and to stick to the gluten-free whole grain alternatives. I remind my patients that all processing is a form of breaking down the food before it gets in your mouth, i.e. “predigesting.” When the body has to do nothing on its own to absorb food, that is exactly what you get nutritionally…nothing! Gluten free or otherwise.

  2. Posted March 15, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks SO much for having me as a guest! I really enjoyed our Spotlight on Success interview and am honored that you wanted me to share this food-mood-stress information with your viewers and readers. It’s so important for balance in our often hectic lives!
    I so appreciate all the tools and information you provide for us busy entrepreneurs!

    • Posted March 15, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Trudy, Thank you for taking the time to educate my audience! Great tips and a needed topic to address. I hope that everyone who watches will take a step in the right direction and raise the bar on their self-care. Shannon

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