4 Food Trends Happening Today

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Gluten Free? Dairy Free? Vegan? Paleo?

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What do they even mean?!

Gluten-free lunch box from Pollen + Grace

We are by no means experts in these food trends, but we have members of our team that follow each one of these diets/trends for one reason or another. And since we are interested in these food trends and many of our vendors have meals specifically catered to each of these trends, we figured you would be interested too! So here goes nothing as we try to explain to you some basics behind a gluten free diet, dairy free diet, veganism and the paleo diet. For specific help in these areas, please contact a register nutritionist or your doctor.

Gluten Free Diet

  • Is not just a fad anymore, many people suffer from celiac disease most of whom are undiagnosed
  • Can improve cholesterol levels, help digestive health, and increase energy levels for those suffering from a gluten intolerance
  • Promotes eating less processed foods and more fruits and veggies

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Dairy-free Breakfast in a bottle from Riise Breakfast

Dairy Free Diet 

  • Will help relieve stress on the digestive system
  • Can help clear skin, leaving you more confident
  • Encourages the eating of more calcium-rich foods like kale, broccoli, watercress and bok choy

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Vegan Salad from Raw Press 

Vegan Diet

  • Is more than just a diet, it’s a lifestyle
  • Can provide enough key nutrients through plant-based meals that make it healthy
  • Consists of high volumes of legumes, fruits, and vegetables, fiber, and vitamin C all of which are believed to protect against a variety of cancers

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High Protein Meal from Vita Mojo

Paleo Diet

  • Best referred to as going back to basics and eating as our ancestors ate
  • Supports a clean diet without additives, preservatives, or chemicals
  • Is high in protein which will help build and maintain muscle

Do you have an allergy, intolerance or dietary requirement? Contact our team today and we’d be happy to make a recommendation based on your needs.

Email us at hello@teamfeedr.com

Because everybody should have the ability to choose what they want to eat for lunch.

Cheers,
Team Feedr

How to be More Productive in the Afternoon

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Did you know you can increase your productivity at work just by eating the right foods?

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We all know the feeling of the post-lunch slump. The office is warm, the screen starts to blur, and your thoughts begin to fuzz…

Everyone acknowledges that this is linked to the satisfaction of enjoying a full meal. But what if, instead of sending you into a food induced sleep, your menu choice could propel you into an invigorated sense of purpose and productivity? There’s no trick – it’s just about food groups and balancing them correctly.

The NHS call this the ‘Energy Diet‘.

According to the experts, the key to an active afternoon is eating a lunch that balances four food groups:

  • Fruit and Vegetables
  • Starch (such as potatoes, bread and pasta)
  • Milk and Dairy
  • Protein

At Feedr, wellness is at the heart of everything we do.  We’re on a mission to help everyone in London access healthy, balanced office lunches to suit any dietary needs. Our vendors do an amazing job of creating delicious balanced meals using the food groups above.

So what are you waiting for? Balance your food groups and impress your colleagues with the superhuman speed at which you tackle that to do list!

Place an order today!

Cheers,
Team Feedr

Top Five Unique Meeting Rooms in London from HeadBox

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At Feedr we believe in reinventing the workplace. For us, that means delivering beautifully balanced food to your office, but there are many other ways to help productivity and happiness at work. We are continuing our series to help inspire cool workspaces with our friends at HeadBox. For more about HeadBox, keep reading as they take over our blog to introduce you to the top five unique meeting rooms in London!

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Top Five Unique Meeting Rooms in London

Say goodbye to boring meetings with these brilliant unique meeting rooms in London!

When it comes to finding a meeting room in London, it can be difficult to know where to start. Taking your meeting out of the office can have a multitude of benefits for creativity and productivity. A fresh setting can inspire curiosity and lead to more creative idea generation and increased efficiency. We believe that when great people come together, a fantastic space can act as a catalyst to make brilliant things happen.

We want to do away with bland boardrooms and mediocre meeting rooms and when it comes to finding unique meeting spaces, London is the perfect place to start. That’s why we’ve gathered some of London’s best unique meeting rooms to get you and the team inspired. HeadBox have recently partnered with Feedr to combine brilliant venues with delicious catering options to allow you to focus on the more important stuff.

We’ll just leave these here…

  1. The Gallery, Lumiere London

    The Gallery, Lumiere London

    First up is Lumiere London, one of the city’s best kept secrets. Tucked away on an unassuming street in Southwark, this gorgeous unique meeting room is completely unexpected. If you’re in need of a spot for a large team to come together, then The Gallery at Lumiere London is ideal. Owned and designed by fashion photographer turned interior designer Carlos Lumiere, the studio is home to four fantastic Spaces, all utterly unique in decor and perfectly cohesive in aesthetic. This stunning Southwark meeting room can seat up to 45 boardroom-style and has all the tech you’ll need for a flawless meeting, with excellent transport links to London Bridge and Waterloo.

  2.  Tattershall Castle, The Bridge

    tattershallYou can’t really get much cooler than our second choice, The Bridge. Moored at Victoria Embankment with vistas of the London Eye, this floating meeting room is on board Tattershall Castle, a river-pub come comedy club that has played host to some of the UK’s biggest comedy stars. Despite its buoyant status, this unique meeting space comes equipped with HD screens and projectors so you can be sure your tech requirements are met. And after the meeting’s over? Why not treat the team for their hard work with a pint on deck?

  3. The APPartment Lounge, Cornflake

    Cornflake - the APPartmentFor a quirky meeting space like no other, try the APPartment. This modern Space is kitted out with the world’s most exciting and state of the art technology, with all settings controlled via an app. From a games room to a screening room, this custom designed apartment provides a hands-on experience to any guest. And what better way to inspire creativity than surrounding yourself with the tech of the future? This 4000sqft space, was designed and curated by a team of top architects and interior designers and is completely iPad controlled, down to the coffee machine!

  4. Boardroom / Showroom, MeWe 360 Soho

    mewe 360MeWe360 makes for a fantastic quirky meeting room in London. Set within a Georgian townhouse overlooking the iconic Soho Square Gardens, this unique spot combines traditional ambience with a modern twist, brimming with natural daylight and minimalist decor. So say goodbye to mundane meetings are take your next off-site to MeWe360! With breakout Spaces, and all the tech you’ll need, your meeting will be smooth sailing.

  5. Cupertino Meeting Room, Huckletree Shoreditch

    Cupertino Meeting Room, Huckletree ShoreditchIf a blank canvas, free from distraction is what you’re looking for then Cupertino meeting room at Huckletree Shoreditch is definitely the space for you. This unique meeting room is the perfect contemporary backdrop to a business meeting or creative brainstorm. And if you need a breather? Why not venture to one of the cozy lounges or libraries for a breakout space?

So there you have it, our ‘Top 5 Unique Meeting Rooms in London’ handpicked by HeadBox. HeadBox is the UK’s first online marketplace where you can search, book and pay for unique off-site, meeting and event spaces online. If you’d like to explore more quirky meeting rooms for hire in London, take a look at our London Meeting Room collection, or please get in touch on support@headbox.com Our team can help turn your brief into a venue!

 

 

How To Not Burnout with Miss Nutritionist

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At Feedr we believe in reinventing the workplace. For us, that means delivering beautifully balanced food to your office, but there are many other ways to help productivity and happiness at work. We are continuing our series to help inspire cool workspaces with welcoming our friend Rosie, Miss Nutritionist, to the blog. Rosie is a blogger, public speaker, health advisor and corporate consultant about all things nutrition.

Feedr & Miss Nutritionist are teaming up to offer companies a Lunch and Learn Workshop. We will be covering everything from what to eat and what not to eat, to stress management tips and everything in between. Lunch will be provided during the workshop and a free protein bar will be given to everyone to take back to their desk for an afternoon treat. For more information and pricing, please send us an email at hello@teamfeedr.com.

How Not To Burnout

by: Rosie, Miss Nutritionist

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We all know that having no energy means that we can’t do anything. Our social plans get cancelled, we don’t exercise, we feel complacent and lazy and nobody wants that. Trust me! I know! I’ve been so exhausted I couldn’t even lift my head off the pillow! Which is why I’ve put together this article to share with you my tips on eating for energy and preventing burning out in the busy lives we lead.

So first things first – how tired are you? On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the lowest, 10 being the highest – where would you put your energy? If you’ve said 5 or less or simply want more energy then here are my 7 steps to doing so:

  1. Balance blood sugar– The first thing I always address is making sure that blood glucose is kept on an even level throughout the day. Fluctuating blood glucose leads to energy slumps which is what you want to avoid if you are already tired. So eating regularly is key. Every 3-4 hours is recommended. And no skipping meals as it leads to bad food choices later which is likely to lead to sugar cravings and overeating.
  2. Avoid caffeine – Contrary to popular belief and the health benefits of caffeine, for people with energy issues it’s a double edge sword. Why? Because it wreaks havoc with your blood sugar levels and affects your body’s natural energy source. Yes it gives you a boost but it’s only temporary and it’s superficial energy. In the long run it just makes you more tired. EVERY patient I’ve seen who has cut out caffeine have noticed dramatic improvements to their baseline energy levels. So consider swapping your coffees and teas for caffeine free alternatives such as peppermint, ginger, lemon tea etc gingertea.jpeg
  3. Deflect Stress– This means getting good at dealing with stress and not letting it affect you. Easier said than done. I know. But too much stress overworks the adrenal glands and eventually will make you exhausted (aka burnout) I always say that stress is going to happy but how we respond to is a choice. It’s always a good idea to start putting things into perspective by asking yourself these three questions:
    1. Is it the end of the world?
    2. Will it change in time?
    3. Is there someone worse off than me?

    Try this. It’s a practice thing though 😉  

  4. Sleep– Getting enough sleep for good energy is an obvious tip but honestly no one sleeps these days!! WHY!? It’s sooooooo important. Most patients I see get an average of 5 hours a night. 5!? How do they expect to function on that!? Your body is not a machine. We need to rest and sleep. We need a minimum of 8 hours per night. And the hours of sleep you get between 10pm and midnight are the most boosting! So please don’t skimp on sleep. It’s absolutely vital for healthy energy maintenance.sleeping.jpeg
  5.  Cut back on aggressive exercise– A common misconception is that people who are tired all the time tend to think that by doing more exercise it will give them more energy. WRONG! Well not totally but here’s the caveat: If you are tired all the tired and have issues with low energy chances are you actually need to rest and BANK as much energy as possible. Your body is like a bank account. You have to deposit as much energy as you can. So aggressive exercise such as HIIT classes, running and boxing can tax the adrenal glands and mount a stress response which is not what you want if you are on the way to burnout!! Nooooo. This is a common mistake my clients make. So look at your exercise regimen and cut back on the aggressive exercise and start to introduce more calming and restorative activities such as yoga, pilates and walking in nature! (I’m not a hippy I promise and trust me I used to be a gym freak but now I’m totally converted). yoga.jpeg
  6. Take effective supplements – This is a minefield and I could write a book on this but supplementing certain vitamins, minerals and herbs can be a game changer if you’re struggling with low energy. But which ones should you take!? Here are my top 3 energy nutrients:
    1. B vitamins – literally fundamental in producing ATP (adenosine triphosphate) your body’s energy source.
    2. Protein powder – most people do not eat enough protein to maintain energy and support growth, repair, recovery AND the manufacture of all the hormones.
    3. Siberian ginseng – this is an adaptogenic herb which helps to support the adrenal glands at times of stress.

    Please be advised that you do get what you pay for when it comes to supplements so purchasing them from reputable companies that care about your health is a worthwhile investment.

So that’s it! I hope you enjoyed this article. If you’re interested in understanding more about your health and how I may be able to help you, together with Feedr, I am offering companies an exciting new venture – Lunch and Learn. 

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What is it?

In a one hour workshop setting learn how to eat well in the office to transform your energy and work more efficiently.  I will spend the lunchtime with your team educating them on healthy eating.

Topics Covered:

  • How to eat for energy
  • Foods to eat
  • Foods to avoid
  • Stress management tips
  • Supplements to consider
  • Meal and snack ideas
  • Food demos
  • Q and A

Lunch will be provided by Feedr and everyone will receive a free protein bar. For more information please contact Feedr at hello@teamfeedr.com.

Why book a session with me?

  • Increased energy to work more efficiently and effectively
  • Feeling better and happier at work
  • Reduced stress in the office
  • Understanding of how to eat well outside of the office too
  • Making the right food choices for you
  • Less sick days

Don’t just take my word for it! Here it was others have had to say:

“Rosie was a great inspiration and motivation to our weight loss team. She talked to us about different aspects of diet and nutrition really raised our awareness of what we should be eating and why. It really helped to build team spirit and we would regularly repeat Rosie’s wise words to each other at moments of weakness! She helped us achieve an average 7.5% weight loss between us and has had a significant and lasting impact on the types of snacks you generally find in the office.” BWP Create

 

Detox Foods

Detox Foods

Festivals and parties in the summertime can lead to one too many glasses of rose.  We recently saw this article about 10 foods that will naturally help detox your liver. Fortunately, many of our vendors have these ingredients in their dishes so you can get started as soon as you place an order on our website.

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Here are some foods you can add to your daily rotation to help naturally detox your liver.

  • Turmeric
  • Cruciferous Vegetables like cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower
  • Dark leafy greens
  • Beetroot
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Kelp
  • Coriander
  • Lemon
  • Artichokes

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Raw Press is a great place to start, they believe healthy doesn’t have to be hard, and it can be delicious. Swap your rose or sugary soda for an organic cold-press juice during the week. Accompany that with one of their hearty breakfasts bowls in the morning, or a plant based salad for lunch (it’s not that scary, we promise!) and you are well on your way to detoxifying your liver…just in time for the weekend!

Need help placing an order? Not interested in Raw Press? We have plenty of other vendors and would also be happy to make a suggestion.  Send us an at hello@teamfeedr.com, give us a ring on +44 0207 856 0482, or chat to a member of our team on our website. We’d love to help get you on the right track!

Cheers,

Team Feedr