All in a day's work: Mark Hadlow the actor
No stranger to the big screen, you may recognise Mark as Dori the dwarf in the Hobbit movies. He’s now staring in his one-man show MAMIL which is an exploration into the male mid-life crisis in all its lurid glory. He plays a property developer who has accumulated a small fortune building leaking homes. This man is stressed out, self-medicating and self-loathing; killing himself to increase his bank balance while decreasing his golf score. When his business and life fall apart thanks to the global financial crisis, he joins a men’s cycling group to relieve stress and get healthy.
Mark’s typical day involves rehearsal from 10am to 4.30pm, followed by a gym session or spin/road cycle. He usually gets his lunch from one of the local cafes. As it’s a one-man show, he has found the mental and physical energy required for rehearsal has been intense, and he’s tried to make most of his down time relax time so he can rest his vocal cords.
Two slices of rye toast with peanut butter and honey, followed by a cup of Kenya Bold tea.
Cup of tea. Love my Kenya Bold!
Ham and mustard toasted sandwich with a cup of tea, and a cinnamon muffin.
Gluten-free pasta with mushrooms, bacon and spinach. One glass of pinot.
Piece of gluten-free cherry cake and cup of tea.
Nadia Lim’s nutrition quick fix
You’re clearly not exclusively gluten-free if you’re eating muffins, rye bread and paninis, yet you have opted for gluten-free pasta and cake. If this is for health reasons, don’t be fooled. Gluten-free does not necessarily mean healthier. If you don’t need to be gluten-free, there is no benefit in eating special gluten free products. There is however a benefit to eating less-processed carbohydrates, which often happen to be (naturally) gluten-free. Swap your pasta, panini and muffin for some kumara, quinoa (or other similar grain) and a small handful of nuts, and you’ll be a happy chappy full of slow-releasing energy to get you through those rehearsals, no sweat.