Food for Thought

I heart Instagram, I admit, I probably spend an unhealthy amount of time scrolling through photographs and glimpsing into the lives of celebrities through their ‘stories’ (‘OMGEEEE they are just like us!’ – well, yes, they aren’t aliens)

Instagram is also a great place to find inspiration and motivation to keep fit and healthy, @thebodycoach and @aliceliveing astound me with their energetic, easy to follow workouts and commitment to healthy eating and then @michelinguide and @foodandwine make me drool with photographs of gourmet delights of savoury cannoli stuffed with foie gras and black truffles.

Fellow Director, Caleb Parker, and I attend a lot of events and there is always incredible food and drink on offer. Caleb is far more disciplined than I, he has one or two bites of dessert whereas I have the whole of mine and then usually polish off his too #shame

This is the #eventprofs life and it takes an inordinate amount of self-discipline and motivation to keep in shape and not chow down 12 mini pastries before a conference starts.

There have been a few hotels and venues in the last few years that have tried to switch up their delegate offering and I’m hoping it won’t be too long before we see the ‘healthy option’ being the only option.

We all know that too much sugar is bad for us, it literally contains no essential nutrients, high levels of fructose can overload your liver, it can cause insulin resistance which could lead to diabetes, it’s the leading contributor to obesity in both children and adults, the list goes on. As I said, we all know its bad for us but it is highly addictive; ever tried to give up sugar? I lasted three days before I couldn’t stand the headaches and mood swings any longer.

We are all about delegate engagement at Select Event Solutions and that stretches to the food choices as well. Why overload your delegates with sugary treats and even plan for a 4pm slump when you could work with the hotels/venues to create healthy options that keep your delegates sated, release energy slowly and don’t produce a massive sugar high followed by a massive crash? Just some food for thought for you…..