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Social media detox, quality time with family & balanced diet: Sarah Todd's secret to a happy life

The entrepreneur-chef also said that talking about mental health can help.

, ET Bureau|
Dec 12, 2019, 10.33 AM IST
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Chef Sarah Todd says being around friends and loved ones is her recipe for happiness.
Chef Sarah Todd says being around friends and loved ones is her recipe for happiness.
Entrepreneur-chef Sarah Todd says being around friends and loved ones is her recipe for happiness.

Body
“Fitness for me is about being strong, both physically and mentally. It is a way of living your life in the best way possible. It helps me manage my busy schedule.

"I try to exercise two-three days a week depending on my schedule. I prefer doing a combination of weight training and cardio. One should identify what works for them and do what suits their body. This will prevent injuries too. I exercise in the mornings, when my body and mind are fresh and I have more energy. This is a great start to the day and I feel good after a workout.

“I love to play sports, especially tennis. I would love to play tennis against Serena Williams, whose attitude towards life and sports I love. I hope I don’t get injured while facing her because she is so strong! I also want to play cricket. Being an Australian, I feel bad that I haven’t ever played cricket.

“As for diet, I eat everything. Having a balanced diet is important. Since I eat out a lot, I follow a simple diet hack to keep things in balance: I order the vegetables first and fill up on those. I then have proteins and carbs. I prefer lean protein like seafood. I also make sure to include eggs, fruits and vegetables.

"Healthy fats are a must. People believe the myths about fats not being good for your body. But I feel healthy fats, like avocado, eggs or nuts, are good for both the mind and the body.”

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Mind
“To keep my brain sharp, I stay in the present without getting distracted by things like social media. I also try and remain positive by focussing on the good things in life. I listen to music to relax my mind, or read up on inspirational quotes. I seek out inspirational people on social media as well.

"Mental health is a silent disease that so many people are dealing with globally. It’s tough because people think the fault lies in the person’s own mind. If we can make it easier for people to talk about it, we can help ease the situation.”

Soul
“If you believe in yourself, and do your homework right, you will always be calm because you are prepared for the obstacles coming your way. What feeds my soul is my son, my family and my friends. If you can get a few of these right, you’ll lead a good life.

"I’m at peace when I’m travelling or with my loved ones. That completes my life cycle. Experiencing and learning new things from different cultures is the best feeling to have.”


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