Wendy the CFO
Wendy is in her early 40s and is a CFO. Her job can be stressful at times — March 31 is not one of her favourite dates! She tries her best to eat healthily to get the energy she needs for her demanding work schedule but knows that it’s a bit hit and miss at times. She’s the mother of two daughters.
7.30am 1 bagel with butter and marmite while the kids eat their breakfast.
On the way to work I stop at my local cafe for a latte with friends and grab a beetroot juice to go.
9.30am At the office. The beetroot juice doesn't get drunk until 11am. This is usual, I guess I am only drinking it because I know it's putting some goodness in. I also nibble on Sesameal crackers — they are on hand in the kitchen at work.
1pm Raw tuna and salmon sushi for lunch.
2pm A colleague leaves some lollies on the bench in the kitchen to share. I have a few too many!
5pm At home with the kids. I munch on 4 girl guide biscuits and a small bag of salt and vinegar chips while we are winding down and getting dinner.
7.30pm Dinner is a mac n cheese bake that has celery and smoked chicken in it. Served with boiled green beans.
Nadia Lim’s nutrition quick fix
Bagels are energy dense, i.e. they are quite high in calories. Compared to a slice of bread, 1 bagel has about 3-4 times the calories, so they are not ideal for breakfast every day of the week. Beetroot is full of antioxidants and makes a delicious juice, you can’t go wrong with having one of these every day. Be wary of “nibbling’’ on crackers as many are as high in fat and salt as potato chips. Check the label — aim for less than 10g fat/100g. Wind down a busy day with a walk around the block, rather than mindless snacking. And when you get back, have a banana or a smoothie so at least you are having some fruit and calcium-rich dairy.