SHAY THOMAS, PR FOR PRADA, SYDNEY
"I LOVE THE NOURISHING PROTEIN CHOCOLATE,” SAYS SHAY. “I LIKE TO FAST IF POSSIBLE UNTIL MID-AFTERNOON. IT MEANS I CAN ENJOY WHATEVER I LIKE ON WEEKENDS. THIS FOOD DIARY IS MY POST-FASHION WEEK ROUTINE WHICH I’M BACK ON NOW. IT’S NOT TERRIBLY EXCITING.” WE BEG TO DISAGREE.
On waking: I take lemon juice, organic apple cider vinegar with warm water. This is religion for me and something my late beloved Nanna Doolan introduced me to.
Dr. Simone Laubsher PhD. (DL): A brilliant start to the day! I also start my day like this, but add a pinch of cayenne pepper, turmeric and cinnamon for an extra daily detox kick.
Breakfast: A double espresso in the office.
DL: Can you add 500ml of water on the side? Coffee is quite dehydrating.
Mid-morning snack: An orange. I’ll move onto blood oranges when they are in season - so sweet and juicy! I’ll also have some dried figs, or when in season, fresh figs, or some plain Greek yoghurt with All Bran.
DL: Oranges are ok, but unlike lemons they don't switch to alkaline once eaten. Maybe a peach or nectarine could be rotated in with your oranges if they are your favourite.
Lunch: I don’t eat lunch. I prefer to walk for an hour, usually around Barangaroo Point or through the Sydney Botanical Gardens, which is amazing at the moment with spring in Sydney. Both follow the inner harbour.
DL: Sounds glorious! Just make sure you hydrate. This would be a perfect time to sip on THE SUPER ELIXIR to deliver 45 key ingredients to your cells as you walk.
Afternoon snack: Post-walk I have some NOURISHING PROTEIN Chocolate with a shot of espresso to get me through the afternoon. Sometimes I’ll have a handful of nuts or some Taza Mexicano chocolate. It is not as refined as other chocolate. I prefer to avoid as much refined sugar as I can.
DL: WelleCo products do not like to be married with caffeinated products, because the caffeine reduces the absorption of key nutrients. Always leave an hour gap between caffeine and taking your Protein. It would be best to mix the NOURISHING PROTEIN with 250ml almond milk and have the coffee an hour later.
PIC: A BEAUTIFUL PLATE
Dinner: I’ve just returned from some serious work travel – Sydney to Milan to Sydney to Paris to Sydney to Perth to Sydney – all in three weeks! To help build up my immune system, I make a chicken and vegetable broth with ginger, garlic, sweet-corn, snow peas, red capsicum, carrots and onion. Sometimes I have it with noodles or with dark bread and butter. I do need to eat more green vegetables. I have a weakness for crisps of all kinds so can’t have any in my flat – otherwise – demolished!
DL: The soup sounds great, and bone broth is one of the best things for boosting your immune system. Throw in a handful of greens with each serve to help combat acidity from such a hectic travel schedule. On regular nights, try some line-caught fish with salad or vegetables and avocado. It would work well alongside your intermittent fasting and ensure your energy levels stay up, as well as keeping hair, skin and nails strong and healthy.
I’m a big traveller too. Here are some of the things I do to help keep my body in check mid-air.
- Take THE SUPER ELIXIR inflight and a double portion the next day to bolster the immune system.
- After a flight, walk on the grass for 30 minutes to detox radiation from the plane.
- Always pack a superfood salad for the flight. Inflight food can contain toxic food additives.
Before bed: A camomile tea and a piece of fruit, like apricots.
DL: If you get jet lag or have trouble sleeping, try our WelleCo Sleep Welle Fortified Calming Tea. It contains valerian, skullcap and hops which when combined can help insomnia and anxiety.