If you follow us on Twitter (which you totally should, so follow!), then you that we have been prepping for New York Fashion week for the past few weeks. I feel so lucky to be able to do what I do for my job and to get to do it with people I truly enjoy working with, and obviously Fashion Week is one of the many perks. Amanda already shared the nitty-gritty of what it can be like, but one aspect she forgot to mention is that after each season, many of us end up with the Fashion Week Flu. It has to be from the lack of sleep, proper nutrition, and thousands of people in close proximity to one another who all are completely run down. Last year I got hit hard, the kind of hard where I didn’t leave my bed for a solid 3 days straight.
This season I am trying to prepare a bit better, and that means carrying my Emergen-C and a LUNA bar with me at all times.
I’ve been taking Emergen-C since I was an athlete in high school, back when it first came out. It was a great way to give myself extra electrolytes and plenty of Vitamin C which kept me healthy and helped prevent me from getting dehydrated during practice. My favorite flavor is the orange, but there are many options to choose from and the packets are tiny and fit in your bag very easily. All you need to do is put it in a glass of water and drink.
While Fiber One is one of the sponsors for New York Fashion Week, it’s not my bar of choice. I’m happy there is an option in the tents, but I always opt for one of my favorite flavors of LUNA Protein Bars. My personal favorites include Mint Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Peanut Butter, both of which are addictive and packed with vitamins and nutrients to keep me satisfied. The only problem I end up having is not eating multiple bars at a time, because they are that good.
Fashion Week or not, these two items are almost always in my bag so that if I am running late and missing a meal or feeling like I need a little burst of energy, I’ve got two go-to products. What food/drink items do you always carry in your bag?