We caught up with Rhiannon Lambert ahead of our Reclaim your Day Off panel at the HBC Summit. Find out more about the Summit here.
Hello, I’m a Nutritionist with a focus on weight management, eating disorders and sports nutrition.
Registered with the Association for Nutrition (AFN), I obtained a first-class Bachelor (BSc) degree in Nutrition and Health and a Master’s (MSc) degree in Obesity, Risks and Prevention.
I’m also a Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity having obtained a Diploma approved by The British Psychological Society (BPS) from The National Centre For Eating Disorders. My qualified approach to nutrition and total dedication to my clients’ needs has seen me work with some of the world’s most influential people.
How do you consciously take the time every week to take the time off from work and the online world?
I actively plan an hour here and there in my diary for some ‘me time’, be it a workout class with a friend, a date night with my fiance or simply having a bath and reading a book. I am improving at this but I must admit, like everyone I often fall short some weeks!
How do you think social media is affecting the general public when it comes to stress, mindset, and balance?
On the one hand, I think social media is a huge contributor to anxiety and may also have a role to play with our stress levels. Just having a social media account can invite a lot of curiosity and even judgement, which may make people feel under pressure.
On the other hand, it can be a really positive place where like-minded people support each other; I have met some very good friends on social media. Finding a balance and not comparing your life to an online world is a necessity.
Can food and nourishment be a way to step back and reclaim some time for yourself?
Our bodies really are as unique as our personalities, so each of us should strive to find a way of eating that works for you. I believe in empowering everyone to embrace a healthy way of living through the food we enjoy and the life we lead.
Lots of my clients enjoy time out and cooking, some even call it therapeutic.
Ronnie O’Sullivan is an example of a client who is very busy, always on the road and really treasures his time spent in the kitchen.
How can you ensure you always have nourishing foods on hand when busy?
It really comes down to being prepared. Particularly on the days where I am in clinic for 6 or 7 hours, I always make sure I have a high carb, protein-based snack to keep me going. If I am out and about all day I often prepare a lunch box the night before.
Best breakfast idea when in a hurry?
When you’re in a hurry, a smoothie can be a life saver! It is a great way to quickly whip up a nutritious breakfast and take on the go.
My favourite is my almond breakfast smoothie. Simply combine 250ml almond milk, 120g of frozen berries, 1 banana, 30g of oats, 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder, 1 tbsp of almond butter and 1sp of cinnamon.
What are your 3 top tips for busy people?
Be prepared: pack your snacks and lunch box the day before to save you making unhealthy food choices on the go.
Drink more water: staying hydrated is essential to maintain optimum health and a county, we are not drinking enough of it. Aim for 2 liters a day.
Make time for you: I know this can be difficult when you are so busy but downtime is so important for the mind and body. Even if it is just a 20-minute bath in the evening, it may do you the world of good.
What are you looking forward to the most from the HBC Summit?
I am most looking forward to meeting new people and getting to discuss my passion in front of a new audience. I absolutely love seeing like-minded people and discussing all things health, wellness, and balance.
It’s a fab opportunity to hear what people are also wanting to know in the world of nutrition, it can be very confusing and I love putting the record straight and debunking some of those popular nutrition myths!
RE-NOURISH: A Simple Way to Eat Well by Rhiannon Lambert is available now (£18.99) http://amzn.to/2B8nPB1
Don’t forget you can join Rhiannon and our speakers at the Summit