We have all heard of meal prepping right. Spending your Sunday evening cooking 16 chicken breasts so you can have chicken for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This may sound like a slight exaggeration, but sometimes this probably isn’t too far from the truth. I get it, in principle. You prepare the majority of your meals before your hectic work and life schedule kick-in at 7am Monday morning. But I’m going to (somewhat controversially I can imagine), argue both sides of the argument here…
I absolutely love what I do. I get to work closely with individuals, creating a brilliant relationship all while watching their knowledge grow. One of my favourite moments is when the penny drops, when the client realises nutrition can be so simple. But one of the worst things about my job, can be blamed on 5 sickening works:
Protein has become BIG in the consumer world. Big brands appear to be sneaking it into all your everyday items. Why is there a sudden surge in protein and are these products going to help me be healthier?
Before becoming self-employed as a nutritionist, I worked 12 months at Nuffield Health as a Health & Wellbeing Physiologist. On paper, the role was excellent, you get develop skills in venepuncture, ECG's, resilience, coaching, fitness testing and so on. Nonetheless, the role did not work for me on many levels. BUT, over the 12 months I learnt a lot about myself and how humans behave. Consequently, this knowledge has created a great foundation for me to help individuals with their nutrition. Therefore, I felt it would be a good blog to help others learn from my 12 months in healthcare.
We are, as a species, inherently lazy. This is well accepted and makes perfect sense. The quicker and easier you can accomplish a task, the more energy you save for doing the important things like foraging and taking the perfect selfie. But, in our current society, everything we need is available at the touch of a button, or if we really have to, a short walk to the shop. This, in turn, has led to a blame culture when things don't turn out as expected. And this ladies and gentleman, is most prevalent within the world of nutrition.
University is arguably the best years of your life (although I'm pretty confident that I wouldn't have agreed at the time). I was fighting a constant battle against my studying, social life, hangovers and Santander overdraft. Nonetheless, thinking back now, I would pay double the fees to do my 4 years over again. The memories, the friendships and the possibilities were priceless. I honestly believe you will never live an experience like university ever again*. When I finished my masters I felt like I could conquer the world, but it didn't take long for the university bubble to burst.