A Day On The Plate Of A Dietitian
So, the experts are pretty great at telling us what we need to be our best, but do they take their own advice? We sat down with our resident dietitian, Alex Royal, to find out what a day on her plate looks like...
First thing in the morning:
"Rooibos tea in bed :) Then one or two glasses of water on the go while chasing my son, Nate, around."
"At about 10am I make a green smoothie with every nutrient I can find. It includes 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa nibs as my caffeine kick and about 1 tablespoon of coconut oil for concentration."
"I normally eat around 1-2pm, depending on clients. This includes either another smoothie if I am rushing around, or 2 eggs on 1 slice of gluten-free bread and a salad. Or a gluten-free falafel wrap with hummus and Israeli salad."
"These are typically almonds and a pear. Then, when I feed Nate at 5pm I always munch on carrots and hummus or rice cakes and avo."
"I try to have fish most nights (our favourite is sardines or salmon) with steamed vegetables and quinoa or rice. When I have time to cook, my ultimate is a beetroot and goat's cheese salad or, on colder days, my chickpea, carrot and courgette tagine served with flaked almonds and quinoa."
Is that what you'd expect from a dietitian? What does a day on your plate look like?