Thrive4Life’s Marketing Manager, Benjamin Klein, speaks to leading nutritionist Marcelle Dubruel about the importance of prioritising your staff’s nutrition ahead of a livestreamed event, scheduled to take place on Friday 21 January 2022.
“All roads lead to the fridge”, says leading nutritionist Marcelle Dubruel, who is set to address employees at an exclusive Thrive4Life livestreamed event on 21 January 2022. This remark might seem vaguely connected to the lives of employees, but in our current pandemic world, where home and flexible working models abound, the challenges are truly pronounced.
Working from home, after all, can make it particularly difficult to establish boundaries. “You want to get up and walk around”, says Marcelle, and 90% of the time this tends to lead you into the kitchen. Combine this with a generally more sedentary lifestyle and you have a recipe for disaster – think low energy levels, weight gain and diabetes; for the employer – think lost productivity, absence and presenteeism.
MARCELLE IS A HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TRANSFORMATIONAL HEALTH COACH. SHE WORKS WITH BUSINESS MEN AND WOMEN WHO WANT TO TAKE BACK CONTROL OF THEIR HEALTH, AND GAIN INCREASED ENERGY & VITALITY.
Marcelle is a Nutritional Therapist and Health Coach who has worked with some of the top names in the world of health and nutrition, including award-winning author and supplement guru Patrick Holford, whose methods have transformed public opinion on food and diet.
Marcelle’s 15 years of experience in the financial services sector have equipped her with unique insights into the challenges facing employees in high-pressure work environments. Her personal experiences helped her to understand the wider connections between nutrition and other aspects of wellbeing, including sleep, mood, energy and motivation.
In a recent meeting, Thrive4Life’s Marketing Manager, Benjamin Klein, had the opportunity to chat to Marcelle about some of the most significant challenges facing employees with regards to their nutrition. The following is a snippet of their conversation highlighting key lessons for employers, especially as we head into the new year.
Generally speaking, many of us turn to unhealthy solutions for support. These artificial buffers, whether they are alcohol, food or activities, don’t really serve us and tend to fuel more stress and anxiety. It is so important right now to bring our bodies back to balance through good nutrition so that we can handle stress and anxiety better, especially in the work context. Where I feel I can really help is to support the behaviour change process – to promote healthier habits that bring our bodies back into balance and improve energy, mental tenacity, and strength.
My best way of working around this, which I can share from my many years of experience, is to emphasise the many different factors that contribute to weight gain. Remember that what we eat is just one of these factors. We can obsess about calories, but this is only one piece of the puzzle.
Weight management is wider than this. It includes hormones, the health of your digestive system, your gut, and the wider struggles we have with keeping our bodies in balance. When I look at weight management, I look at what your physiology needs to come back into balance.
The way to get around this is to learn about and concentrate on what you eat, when and where for stable energy levels. Incorporating regular energising snacks into your diet, for example, can be a powerful tool for improving your productivity.
Marcelle will be addressing employees at an exclusive Thrive4Life livestreamed event on 21 January 2022 entitled ‘Healthy Weight Management and More Energy!’. To arrange access for your staff to Marcelle’s livestreamed talk, please give us a call on 020 8972 9675 or send an email to email@example.com.