My dear friend Randi is gorgeous, funny, clever, creative, talented, and really smart to-boot. Constantly striving to discover her truest self, Randi writes the blog Home Harvests, has designed and harvested her own home edible garden, has cleansed and refreshed her diet, and each day hones in more and more on who she is, what she wants, what her body needs, and what she can do to live a fuller, healthier, happier life. Open to her own mistakes and missteps and stumbles, she is just an amazing model of a woman, and I'm proud to know her, to call her my friend, and to be able to learn from her.
And today I'm just so proud of her (more than usual) because she's published on modernhippiemag.com!
Don't you want to healthy-up your work day? Here's a snippet from her piece, The Healthy Nine-to-Fiver (full article here; original post here):
"Sometimes the line between living to work and working to live can
blur – we all have cable and cell phone bills to pay. But sacrificing
health to get through the day should not be part of the job description.
In fact, controlling our food and liquid intake during the work day is a
win/win for you, coworkers, clients and even the boss.
"Sticking to well-rounded, nutrient rich fare throughout the day helps
stabilize blood sugar, mood swings and tummy noises, and keeps you
feeding your brain. Productivity, efficiency, happiness – sounds good!"
Highlights from her tips for a healthier work week routine:
"By controlling your lunches, you can ensure you are getting proper
amounts of protein, fats, fiber and carbohydrates to power you through
the rest of your day... [and] how is anyone supposed to make important decisions, sit through long
meetings or close lucrative sales when they’re counting down to
dinner? Skipping meals wreaks havoc on your metabolism, adds to your
stress level, makes you cranky and can actually lead to weight gain... [and] Although they may be sugar free, [diet sodas are] often loaded with sodium and
other chemicals. If you must have that afternoon Diet Coke, try drinking
a giant glass of water first. After 10 minutes, if you still want the
soda, then go for it – at least you’ve diluted its effects!... [and] If you start making healthy changes to your diet and eating for
wellness, I promise that the energy you would normally get from caffeine
LOVE YOU LADY!