Our co-founder Ruth ran a workshop for the Women’s Leadership Network at Mastercard this month on ‘Optimum foods for optimum health and performance’. She shares her top 5 tips for eating to fuel your body and mind in a busy workday.
Here at Elevate we don’t believe in quick fixes or detox diets. We also don’t believe in spending January (one of the coldest, darkest months) depriving ourselves of the things that make us happy and feeling like we need to punish ourselves for the indulgences of the holidays. Nope!
So, the Christmas hype is over… we have probably overindulged on both food and drink over the holidays (and quite rightly so) but feeling like we need to get our bodies ‘back to normal’ after all the ‘treats’ we have allowed ourselves. But let’s think about this for a minute; what
will you get out of a ‘detox’ diet or a calorie restricting diet, or even just a 3 day ‘juice cleanse’? I can confidently answer this question with the response ‘absolutely nothing positive’.
As a nutritionist I get requests every year from magazines and journalists asking me for tips and quotes on ways to ‘avoid the festive weight gain’ or for ‘guilt-free Christmas recipes’. And if your inbox and twitter feed looks anything like mine, it’ll currently be full to the brim with ‘survival guides’, ‘action plans’ and ‘strategies’ for avoiding the ‘dreaded Christmas weight gain’ (*unfollow). Anyone would think that we’re preparing for going into battle, rather than entering the festive season.
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