A quick Q and A with
Q: Why the big emphasis on corporate wellbeing?
V: We are spending much more of our time and energy at work
now then ever before. I think that for this to continue to be
sustainable without mass burnouts is for employers to enable and
empower their employees to still be able to be healthy and
happy. Providing them the tools and education that they need
is a vital step in the right direction.
Q: What is your number 1 food tip
To make it fun and interesting and never count calories. You're not going to be inspired to eat healthy if it's boring all the time. Experiment with different flavours and spices to make some really amazing dishes.
Q: How often do you exercise?
V: It honestly varies. In a perfect world I would do weights, boxing or HIIT training 5-6 times per week. I say perfect world but life happens and it sometimes doesn't go to plan. I generally do get to do it 5 times per week but sometimes it can be only 4. No matter what though I generally always take my dog for a walk for at least an hour every morning then generally another 20-30 minutes in the afternoon or at night.
Q: What’s the most important thing to long-term weight loss success in your opinion?
V: Realising that it’s not something that is going to be a quick fix. It would have taken more than a day for the weight to come on so it’ll take more than a day for the weight to come off and for it to stay off permanently. It is about finding a balance between good nutrition and exercise to make it a lifestyle change, but most important of all is the psychological change that has to take place for this to happen. If you are not ready mentally to lose the weight then no matter how hard you exercise, something will always be holding you back. It took me a long time to realise this and to come to terms with it. Also about not depriving yourself of anything! Deprivation only leads to you craving those foods that your depriving yourself of more!
Q: Favourite Quote
V: "If anyone tells you to go on a diet . . . eat them" - But really there's no place for diets or food restriction in this life.