Back in 2013 when I wrote my book “No Caffeine Required – What To Eat to Energise Your Working Day Naturally” I created the POWER Eating Plate as a practical tool to help people build a nutritious, balanced meal. It is just as relevant today as it was then as the need to balance the diet with ALL the macronutrients (food groups) - protein, healthy fats and carbs without excluding anything from the diet - is still the route to staying healthy and focused every day.
My POWER Eating Plate is based on an acronym representing the five essential components of every meal:
O Oils and Fats
W Whole Grains and Starchy Vegetables
E Energising Vegetables and Fruit
R Revitalising drinks
And that’s it, just five powerful letters that can keep you energised, focused and productive throughout your busy day.
Of course, it's not quite as simple as that as we need to know what are the best sources of these food groups, sort out the good carbs and fats from the bad, understand portions, as well as the foods that sustain versus the foods that drain.
Most of my talks, whether they're about improving energy levels, supporting the immune system, powering the brain, managing body weight or boosting mood, have POWER eating at their core. It has proved a super useful educational tool that many of my clients have applied to ensure they are getting maximum benefit from the way they fuel their body every day.
So in the next few blogs I will concentrate on each of these POWER components in turn, helping you understand the vital role that nutrition plays in the wellbeing of your staff and the health of your business as a whole.
Read about the POWER of Protein