I LOVE food. I spend a lot of time sitting on the sofa with my best friend. I’m a big eater. Especially chocolate. My mum had a Caribbean restaurant in Brixton so I’ve grown up surrounded by food
– Sandi Bogle
Gogglebox favourite Sandi left the show in 2016 to pursue a singing career and is busy, busy, busy!
She’s massively into fashion so will be hitting up Mark for some fashion advice, we’re sure.
Sandi struggles with temptation and doesn’t always go for the best food choice. She said: ‘I go to restaurants a lot and find myself stopping in hotels a lot too. It’s hard to choose the healthy option when you’re eating out. I know I eat a lot of meat and rich foods. ‘
Our nutritionist Eve says:
Sandi admits that her weakness is snacking, particularly on sugary treats such as chocolate and biscuits. This usually happens in specific situations, like being with her friend or when she is bored, so it's about helping her to change the pattern. This could mean that she needs to think about snacks that might be more nutritious - oat cakes with some peanut butter and a few raspberries for example are a tasty and naturally sweet treat. Removing a lot of the sugary snacks out of the house entirely can also be an obvious way to help with this too as even the most steely minded amongst us can succumb to them if they are there to be eaten. When boredom kicks in and Sandi is reaching for the snacks, then it's good to distract herself with other activities - going for a walk is a good way to clear the mind or having a large glass of water as the chances are she is thirsty rather than hungry. The great thing is that Sandi is open to changes and wants to vary her diet and that also means bringing in more nutritious foods which I would encourage she does slowly so that the new habits stick for the long term. Her motivation to set an example for her family is a brilliant goal and it is one that she can continue way beyond this week away.