Members of coworking space altspace, and the Federation of Small Businesses gathered in Altrincham on Monday evening to hear from local Health Coach and Wellness expert, Suzy Glaskie.
The former PR agency head, who admitted to spending over two decades on an exhausting blood sugar rollercoaster, opened the evening’s proceedings by asking the audience at what time of the day they felt a major dip in their energy levels. Turned out that 11am and 3pm were the biggest culprits, with most of the audience admitting to reaching for a chocolate bar or pouring themselves a coffee for that instant caffeine/sugar fix!
Suzy spoke passionately, with first-hand experience about the short and long-term risks associated with a diet of highly processed foods. She explained how switching from being a refined carb junkie to eating a wholefood diet, rich in protein, good fats and lots of veggies, transformed her energy levels and productivity, helping her to run a successful practice without the regular ‘hangry’ lows which she links with poor decision making and team management.
The mum of three and successful marketeer left the world of PR a few years ago to embark on a new venture with wellness at its heart. She now works with high street brands such as Home Bargains, John Lewis and Beaverbrooks to help staff to boost their energy levels, mental focus, mood and productivity whilst reducing anxiety.
Her secret? Three fried eggs, smashed avocado and roasted sweet potatoes for a nutrition-packed breakfast, ruling out any need for mid-morning snacking and dashing out for a sugary latte at 11am.
Stephen Upham, owner of altspace coworking office, said: “We were thrilled Suzy could join us tonight. She certainly got everybody thinking about daily food routines and what we should be putting in our bodies to get the best out of them.”