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Celebrity Health Check: Courtney Smith, Fashion Stylist

Do you have any ailments/health concerns?

None in particular. Lack of sleep and low energy are the most obvious.

How would you rate your energy levels?

I drink a lot of coffee – otherwise I can be quite sluggish.

Do you get your five-a-day?

I think so ... I wouldn't be a big fruit eater, but I love vegetables.

How would you rate your stress levels?

High! I work in a tough industry and working for myself means that I end up double- and triple-jobbing sometimes, which can be stressful.

How's your sleep?

I'm a really light sleeper and quite restless. I do a lot of computer work before bed, so I don't usually get to sleep until well after midnight.

Do you exercise?

I do weight training at least three times a week and bikram yoga as well.

Do you cook from scratch?

Yes, my mum is a huge advocate of making sauces, etc, from scratch, so she passed that on to me. I'm not keen on ready-made meals – I'd rather make a stir-fry or salad, which is as quick.

How many alcoholic beverages would you consume in a week?

If I'm not going out, it would just be two glasses of wine on a Friday or Saturday. If I'm out at the weekend, it could be anything up to nine or 10 glasses.

What would you find hard to give up?

Nothing in particular. I do love a glass of wine with a meal, but I don't exactly need it to have a good time.

Do you have any health goals?

Just to be strong and physically fit enough to handle my hectic work schedule.

Rate My Diet: What I ate today

Breakfast:

One avocado and two poached eggs, hot water with lemon

Lunch:

Didn't have time

Dinner:

Sweet potato mash, oven-baked salmon fillet, fried asparagus, one slice of banoffee pie

Snacks:

Mixed nuts and grapes

Beverages:

Coconut water, water and one coffee (usually three cups)

Elsa's Verdict

Courtney, I'd recommend you pack healthy snacks for work – nuts, oatcakes and easy-peel fruits – for those days when you don't have time for lunch.

With regards to your sleep, I'd recommend you cut the coffee down to two cups at most and none after 3pm. Also, working on the computer before bedtime is very stimulating, so I'd suggest you stop at least one hour before bed to allow time for your mind and body to wind down.


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