A day in the life of...

Tiff Afflick - The Cooking Yam

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It's hard for me to get a daily routine when each day is so different for me, but here's a taste of my typical day as a Nutrition Advisor and Recipe Developer...

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7:00am - Rise and shine! 

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I normally start the day with 15 minutes of yoga and mobility at home to wake me up. I find that it's a great way to start the day, and it helps me warm up for any morning exercise I want to do. 

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I like to get an early morning exercise session in - whether it's a swim or a gym session - I think it's the best way to start the day as it kickstarts your metabolism and naturally gets your energy levels up! 
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Post-exercise 

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If I'm at home I'll take the time to make a really special post-exercise breakfast to refuel me - I normally go for a hearty bowl of oats with chia seeds, almond milk, berries and nut butter. One of my favourite toppings has to be GetBuzzing 'granola' which I make by baking crumbled GetBuzzing bars until they're crispy. 

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A lot of the time I eat breakfast out and about, so one of the easiest post-workout breakfasts on-the-go is a simple smoothie and a GetBuzzing protein bar (choc coconut is my favourite!).

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At work...

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I always start my working day with general admin to keep on top of the work I do for the different clients and companies I work with. A lot of the time this involves social media work and networking - it's a hard life!

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I'll normally have a few meetings throughout the week, which normally involve planning for a nutrition workshop over a nice cup of coffee. After this I'll spend a bit of time planning a presentation and the snacks that I'll make as part of the workshop - food is definitely the way to a happy crowd! 

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I cook and bake every day, it's a passion! I really enjoy varying the foods I eat and hardly ever eat the same meal twice in one week! But this means I have to spend a bit of time planning recipes. So some days I have a brainstorming session to create my new recipes - Pinterest, BBC Food and travel experiences provide me with a lot of the inspiration.

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Ready, steady, cook!

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Most of the time I'll know ahead of time what I'll be making and plan a rough recipe. I'll start with the main ingredients that I know are essential to give me the texture and base flavours I'm looking for. Then the creativity comes in! I like to change things up by adding in other ingredients to give my bakes a nutritious boost - my favourite ingredients are cacao nibs, milled seeds, nut butter or protein powder if I'm making a sports snack. My speciality is healthy treats, and I do my best to bring those indulgent flavours to my healthy bakes! Chocolate is always a winner!

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Time to taste...

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I always sample my creations first, and I'm a tough critic! If I'm happy with how it's turned out, I'll take samples around to my friends and colleagues for them all to try. The swimmers at the British Swimming Breakfast Club always get to sample my sporty snacks, so the high protein, nutrient-dense snacks are all theirs! I'll also share my bakes with friends and colleagues in the office where I work part-time - I think everyone expects delicious treats when they see me now!

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I really do love my job because it helps me show people how delicious healthy food can be. By getting creative and putting in a bit of time it's possible to make nutritious meals and snacks that are so tasty too. So if you'd like a bit of inspiration, make sure you keep an eye on the GetBuzzing blog for all of my GetBuzzing recipes and check me out on Instagram! 

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