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  • Jennifer Willey

Foods to Avoid So You Can Be a Powerful Speaker: Fearless in 5

Updated: Jan 30

You are what you eat. That’s what we learned as children. I’ll never forget my third grade health teacher telling me that if I ate too many Nerds, I’d become a nerd. Well guess what? Clearly, I overdosed on them. But did you know that you also speak what you eat? And that’s why in this week’s Fearless in 5, we’ll focus on five foods to avoid so you that can be the most polished, poised and powerful speaker.


First off—avoid alternative sweeteners. Xylitol and Sorbitol cause excessive gas and bloating.


Secondly—gum=gas. We want you to stay classy, not gassy.


Thirdly—ditch the dairy. Dairy products can also cause gas and/or bloat, especially if consumed as a latte or cappuccino with foam.


Fourth—Curb the carbonated beverages.


Finally—smoothies and icy drinks can actually freeze your tongue, making you sound a little bit tipsy rather than articulate.


So the next time you have an important presentation, start your day with warm water and lemon. And you can even throw some honey in there. And if you have tips to share of how you are a fearless speaker, share them in the comments.