Lisa Snowdon is an ambassador for ProVen Probiotics – the TV presenter and radio host uses ProVen Probiotics every day to support her health and help combat stomach bloating. We catch up with Lisa as she talks about her love of food, how she exercises with her friends and how she keeps her confidence.
Food and Diet
What do you eat on an average day?
On average for breakfast I’d have almond milk, oats, berries/bananas. For lunch, rye bread with smoked salmon scrambled eggs, avocado. And for dinner, a piece of fish with vegetables or pasta with veg/chicken. Or sometimes I’ll fancy a pizza!
What 5 food items do you always stock up on at the supermarket?
My go to’s would be avocados, eggs, fruit, almond milk and tenderstem broccoli.
What are your typical drinking habits? What’s your favourite drink on a night out? And do you have any miracle hangover cures?
Smoothie with almond milk, oats, berries/bananas
Piece of fish and vegetables or pasta with vegetables/chicken
Rye bread with smoked salmon scrambled eggs and avocado
Health and Beauty
What is the one health product you swear by or always take?
Definitely ProVen Probiotics – your immune system and health starts in the gut, so if you can get the flora and good bacteria in your tummy up to speed then I feel the rest of my body runs a lot smoother!
How do you look after you digestive health?
I always take two ProVen Probiotics a day with food, usually with my breakfast. I also try to ensure I stay hydrated and avoid sugar as it feeds harmful gut bacteria, causing bloating and damage to the gut lining.
You say you suffer from bloating, how does that make you feel/impact you?
When you bloat after you’ve eaten you just feel really uncomfortable and self-conscious. Your clothes don’t always fit as they should and it’s not ideal for anybody! I am quite in tune with what’s happening in my body and know when something hasn’t agreed with me, so try my best to avoid certain triggers.
What top tips do you have to overcome bloating?
Chew slowly and be more conscious when chewing your food, be more mindful when you eat, don’t rush, don’t eat on the go. If you don’t chew enough before you swallow then your body takes in more air and causes more bloating. Of course taking daily probiotics as well is very effective for overcoming bloating.
What 5 beauty products do you swear by and are always in your make up bag?
My top 5 beauty products – a great cleanser to use twice a day, such as Eve Lom; a good moisturiser – I like Dr Perricone face finishing moisturiser with SPF; By Terry concealer Stylo-Expert Click Stick; Hourglass ambient palette for a lovely dewy glow; and finally, my favourite lipstick at the moment would be Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk.
What is your best budget beauty buy?
Nivea extra gentle make up remover – very quick and easy way to remove my make up.
Do you exercise? If so, how often and what exercise do you do?
I regularly do reformer Pilates, I try to walk as much as I can and occasionally go to HIIT classes.
What are your exercise tips?
Get workout gear that looks good on you that makes you feel great, go to classes so you’re more motivated with a group and that way you can’t run away and have to stick it through. Also, the key is to do things you enjoy so the time passes quickly and it doesn’t feel like a chore.
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What is your favourite and least favourite body part?
Favourite body part would probably be my legs, I’m lucky I’m tall so my legs are long. My least favourite would be my arms and tummy as they’re a bit out of shape.
What is your ultimate body confidence tip? And at what age have you felt the most body confident?
I think now I feel the most confident because I feel like I don’t obsess as much as I used to. I know I don’t look as good as I did but when you get older you try not to worry about the small things and other things become more important to you, I’m not as picky and mean to myself anymore which comes with age. It’s hard for us girls to be body confident, hormones play a big part and can make you feel crap about yourself but I’ve definitely now got more of an accepting frame of mind.
Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?
I’d like to learn Japanese so that’s my resolution for next year, it’s one of my favourite countries with the best food and culture.
What does your perfect weekend look like?
Just being at home, in front of the fire, reading newspapers, hanging out with my fiancé George, cooking and seeing family.