Top 10 to Cope with the Pressure of the Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week (spring-summer 2013) began on a confident note on Thursday.
Twice a year, the world’s most acclaimed international designers showcase their
new collections to an audience of style insiders. This is one of the fashion
industry's biggest events of the year, the culmination of months of planning,
organizing, schmoozing ... and dieting?
become a regular feature before the New
York Fashion Week reported
According to them "There’s a new trend on Twitter and it’s as dumb as it sounds:
#NYFW Diet, which invites participants throughout the industry to share their
sad, maybe-disordered crash diets in preparation for fashion week." Models
aren’t the only ones looking to drop a few pounds before
hitting the tents. Some publicists, bloggers and fashion editors have been
counting calories for weeks in anticipation of the week-long event, where to
some, networking and being seen are just as important as the collections
debuting on the runways.
In spite of innumerable warnings by nutritionists that limiting caloric intake
in a compressed time frame can lead to nutrient deficiencies, cause decreased immune
skin and loss
of muscle or bone
Models are willing to pay the price.
Fashion stylist Elizabeth
Tran tweeted yesterday, “So
my one-cube-of-cheese-every-hour diet starts tomorrow". Public relations
specialist Keisha McCotry, who began her Fashion Week diet in July, recently
posted picture of her #NYFW diet dinner on August 16: a bowl of broccoli.
Here we have health tips to survive the exciting New York Fashion Week:
your day with breakfast: A
steaming coffee in the morning without a good breakfast, can be followed
by an energy nose-dive. Take charge and choose from a variety of fruits,
vegetable juices, hearty whole grains, which are full of vitamins and minerals.
If not coffee, start your day with a glass of warm water with the juice
of one lemon to take a load off your lymphatic system, and cleanse your
system and detoxify your
protein at lunch,
e.g. hard boiled egg and healthy snacks like
nuts, seeds and avocados to your diet. Protein is
a building block of cells throughout the body. It is necessary for healthy skin,
nails, muscles, cartilage and blood. Protein helps to build and repair bodily
tissues, and it is used to produce hormones and enzymes. When you eat protein ,
you will feel more energized and ready to take on your day. Nuts give you fiber and
Opt for protein and energy bar as a snack: Peanut
Butter Pretzel Bar, Banana Oat Energy Bar, Coconut, Cherry, Chocolate Chip Bar,
Granola energy Bar are some examples. If your ideal bar is oaty, peanutty,
chocolate chip- and pumpkin seed-filled, that's exactly what you can make (there
are tons of other ingredients, too: flaxseed, honey, Sundrops, soynuts...).
Stay Hydrated, coconut
milk is equally good. Drink 2 litres which is 6-8 glasses a day. Don't drink all
of the water you need per day all at once. Divide the amount you need and drink
several glasses of water throughout the day. Water intake helps in flushing out
toxins from the fat cells, which are stored in fat tissue and released into the
bloodstream. In order to burn fat cells, the fat cells first will have to be
free of excess water and toxins. The body will hold on to excess water for
survival if adequate amounts of water is not supplied. Water is a critical
nutrient for many bodily processes.
Stay away from alcohol. Don't
mix alcohol with work. Alcohol has a direct effect on aggression by disenabling
brain centers important in maintaining inhibitory control over behavior
Stock up fruit in your bag: A
dedicated and fit workmate always had 3 pieces of fruit sitting in her bag. The
fruit can be consumed by the end of the day. Never look back on this. Try out
Apples, pears, bananas, oranges and cherry tomatoes. Tuck a bag of raisins in
your purse for an easy snack. Single serving packs of apple sauce or fruit cups
that don't need refrigeration can also be kept.
Ten minute workout to beat the stress. Walk briskly
at an intensity equaling about 75 percent of your maximum heart rate for 10
minutes once during the day. You could even try a spinner or 10 min ab workout
on a stability ball.
Back off from
packs of cigarettes, laxatives, Phentermine diet pills, Adderal, prescription
drugs. Say no to HCG injections and T3 thyroid injections to boostmetabolism.
Do Not Suppress your Appetite. Starving
yourself will do you no good, embrace a little fat two tablespoons of natural
peanut butter, an ounce of nuts, or a quarter of an avocado. Oleic acid, an
unsaturated fat found in olive oil, nuts, and avocados, helps quash hunger,
according to a study in the journal Cell
deeply, often. Breathe air
deeply, slowly, properly for 10 times wherever you are not on stage. Do it for
every 2-3 hours and you will feel relaxed.
Take note that the lettuce soup diet, the lemon juice diet, extreme diet pills
etc, working out three times a day is insane. The best way to lose
to make friends with food. Eat real food.
Earlier this year, Diane von Furstenberg, the president of the Council of
Fashion Designers of America, released model health guidelines to ensure models
stay healthy during fashion week. These pointers included models showing ID on
the day of show to affirm they are at least 16 years old, supplying healthy
meals and snacks backstage, educating the industry to identify the early warning
signs in an individual at risk of developing an eating disorder, and encouraging
models who may have an eating disorder to seek professional help while
prohibiting any model from continuing in the profession without first being
approved by a medical professional.
Dated 10 September 2012