If there's a coworker you can't stand, don't let your temper get the best of you. Rather than lashing out whenever your colleague's behavior interrupts or otherwise upsets your day, try taking a deep breath and repeating a simple mantra, such as "Everybody's doing the best she can."
When we kicked off the Action Plan in January, our experts and advisers spent some time in our community answering reader questions about health, stress relief, and nutrition.
During Week 1, for example, naturopathic physician Brooke Kalanick gave extra advice about the detox portion of the Action Plan. Although that particular board is no longer open, you can still read the Q&A here. And you can still post questions on our other discussion boards for our community, our editors, and our experts any time.
Notice if your energy's flagging or you're constantly hungry. "Going low on protein can be tough on some people," notes naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist Brooke Kalanick. "So if you're feeling shaky or exceptionally hungry, feel free to add in some organic free-range chicken or wild-caught fish." And a handful of walnuts or almonds can go a long way.
Each day this week, eat five or six small meals rich in fruit, vegetables, and other complex carbs. Supplement with organic, hormone-free animal protein if you want. A typical meal might be three ounces of protein (the size of a smartphone), 1/4 to 1/2 cup carbs (whole grains, sweet potatoes, or fruit), and unlimited nonstarchy vegetables like leafy greens. It might also be an apple with 2 teaspoons almond butter or a bowl of vegetable soup.
Whip up an antioxidant-rich smoothie made with frozen berries and unsweetened pomegranate juice.