Sitting in the food court in the CBD and I look around at all the food choices that people have made for their lunch–
· Deep fried chicken schnitzel with chips
· Fried dim sims
· Battered fish and chips
· BBQ chicken and chips
Where are the greens and the vegetables? How about the protein and good fats?
I’m not able to predict the future, but what I can see is these lunch time choices will lead to a 3pm insulin crash where you’ll be reaching for a chocolate bar or caffeine fix to get you through the day.
People often have reasons for their food choices and can justify these simply. The excuses “I don’t have time”, “There’s nowhere to store healthy food at work” and “I can’t afford to be healthy” are all regular reasons people continually make bad choices and aren’t able to get their health on track.
To be honest, if you look at it a little differently, there are so many healthy options out there at your disposal to choose at meal times, or for a snack. The challenge is we are all used to addictive additives used in fast foods, as well as and colourful mainstream advertising with bright colours. This leads to a bigger problem; people are drawn to deep fried, battered, heart attack on a plate options rather than focusing on fresh foods that taste good.
One health food chain that are definitely doing it right are the guys at THR1VE.
Josh Spark, the creator of THR1VE, identified a massive problem - people need to be able to find and eat healthy nutritious food whilst on the run if we are ever going to combat the obesity and health epidemic. As a result, THR1VE developed a menu built from passion that not only tastes good, but is also good for you.
As a result, Josh and his team have worked to develop a successful health food chain that is now accessible to people in a range of different areas in and around Sydney.
THR1VE offers affordable, potion controlled and nutrient dense bowls of yumminess. Check out their nutrition protocol to see what they are all about.
The team here at Glow For Life frequently visit THR!VE for meetings, casual lunches and if we are time poor and starving - something we can all relate to.
So next time you are heading to the food court, give THR!VE a go, you won’t be disappointed.
The THR1VING Bowl is my go to – check out the menu to choose yours.