The other week, I was sent to interview Michelle Bridges about her latest initiative, the new range of vitamins and supplements that she’s launched along with Blackmores.
We were supposed to talk about the incredible 10-product range, and of course we did. But along the way, Mish (I feel like we’re on nickname basis by now) provided me with plenty of insights into the little things she does to keep her life on track.
Here are a of Michelle Bridges’ health tips, and they’re easy to try yourself.
1. She carries snacks everywhere.
“I keep my protein bites and an apple in my handbag every day and they’re a go-to. Some days I don’t eat them, but other days I need that snack. I was crazy busy yesterday, and the snacks were a godsend. It just means that when I’m running around and grabbing a coffee or a tea, and there are muffins and cookies and cakes there, I’m not tempted to go “okay, I’ll have one of those.” Which is SO tempting when you’re running around.”
2. She eats chocolate but not fast food.
“I’m a big believer in food. I’m a foodie. I love going out to eat at restaurants. You’ll never catch me eating fast food because I don’t want to waste my appetite on junk – I’d much rather, for a treat, go out to a meal that’s going to be laced with salt and sugar and oil, but in my view, it’s much better quality and worth it. If I know I’m going to have an unhealthier meal and chocolates and lollies, I’ll eat smart the rest of the day, I’ll train that morning, and then the next day I’ll go back to eating normally. I’ll set myself up for success.”
3. She goes to bed at 9pm.
“I’m always asked for health tips. And one of our biggest problems in this country is sleep. I’m evangelical about my sleep. I’m in bed by 9:30pm at the latest and people are like, “are you really going to bed now?” I’m like, “yep!” What’s the point in sitting and trawling the Internet? Then I can sleep until 6 or 7am – 7 is a real sleep in for me.”