Q&A With Nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert
What are your top 5 foods for fitness?
Oats, salmon, chicken, sweet potatoes & protein powder.
There has been a lot of emphasis on protein in the media recently. How much should we really be eating a day?
The 'right' amount of protein for any individual depends on so many factors including: activity levels; age; muscle mass; physique goals and current state of health. Most official nutrition organisations recommend a modest protein intake of at least one gram per kg of body weight every day as a minimum. For example, a 56kg woman should have no less than 56g a day. However, to maintain optimal health and body composition, your overall diet needs to be balanced and a higher protein intake may be required to achieve your goals.
What are your favourite tips to stay energised throughout the day?
Exercise can stimulate feel good hormones; keeping hydrated will enhance your performance and snacking on protein-rich foods in between balanced meals will ensure you avoid any blood sugar spikes.
What's your go-to post-workout meal?
Chicken, brown rice and broccoli.
If you are doing an evening workout, is it better to eat something small afterwards or to have a big meal as normal?
I would recommend enjoying a normal balanced meal after an evening workout. Alternatively, an early evening dinner before a workout should be followed by a snack.
On average, how many times do you workout a week and what's your favourite type of exercise?
I aim to exercise up to 4 times every week, working out one body part at a time. My favourite exercise is a relaxing yoga class.
Finally, Baobab, Moringa or Super-Cacao?!
Super-Cacao. I love my chocolate porridge and hot cacao!