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On this episode of the Sound Design Live Podcast I speak with Wendy Jo Peterson about making good food and drink choices at work. We discuss the best snacks for instant energy, nutrient-rich meals for the road, and common food myths. We also talk about how to recover from a long work day, nutrition apps, and how to analyze your urine to determine your de/hydration level. Hurray!
When you start to feel thirsty you are 2% dehydrated and at 4% you’re at risk for death.
Details from the podcast
- All music by Gala Drop
- Wendy Jo on Instagram and Twitter
- Aioli is a sauce made with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and egg yolks.
- High glycemic (i.e. high calorie, high simple sugar, fast energy) snacks: Energy Gels (instant energy), Justin’s Nut Butters, honey (could spike the gut, better for off-hours)
- Moderate glycemic snacks with complex carbohydrates (less likely to make you crash): Greener banana, apple, orange, grapes, roasted sweet potato w/lime zest, Kind Bar, Laura Bar
- Food at work:
- Protein rich sandwich with hummus and sprouts
- Almond butter with apple slices
- Salad in a jar: dressing on the bottom, dense veggies or beans next, more leafy vegetables, pasta or potatoes on top, shake it, eat it. See more about this on Wendy’s video about bus-friendly foods.
- Greek yogurt with goji berries and chopped nuts
- Recovery nutrition: Take 30min to get a good meal instead of heading straight to snacks and alcohol. Substitute with a shake or nutty trail mix.
- Galeria Zé Dos Bois
- Food Apps: Foodicate, Calorie King, MyFitnessPal, My Daily Plate
- Bright yellow or brown urine in the afternoon = too many supplements and possible dehydration
- CSA = Community Supported Agriculture. $25/week approx. for a huge box of organic produce. Search at Local Harvest.
- The Dirty Dozen: Fruits and vegetables you really should by organic.
- “Find a bar that has less than seven ingredients.”
- “I understand the necessity for [powders/bars/gels], but on the whole, try to go for whole foods as much as you can.”
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