Rescu. sat down with Sam Frost, Australia’s sweetheart, Bachelorette and newly appointed Priceline Pharmacy ambassador to discuss her new role, and find out what a day on a plate looks like for the starlet.
RESCU: What made you decide that working with Priceline on this campaign was your perfect match?
Sam Frost: It was a really easy choice actually, because the Stroke Foundation is so close to myself. I lost my stepdad to a stroke and it was really traumatic for our family. We didn’t find out until afterwards, because it was so unexpected that we had no idea about all the symptoms and how you can actually see it coming if you look close enough.
So, for me it was really difficult learning more about the stroke, but hopefully by finding out more and raising awareness and talking about it, and going into Priceline pharmacies, and having blood pressure checks, there are things you can do to prevent another family losing someone that they love.
RESCU: And it must be very comforting having Sash by your side and understanding what you’ve experienced, as he’s also been there.
Sam Frost: Absolutely. It’s a really difficult topic to talk and think about. So it’s not easy to recall and it’s not easy to go back in time to remember all things that were happening at the time. It really is tough, but really great having Sash on board as well. Funnily enough his whole experience of even the passing is really similar to myself. So it’s nice to know he knows exactly what it feels like and that’s why we’re so passionate about it.
RESCU: You’re very health conscious, so what’s a day on a plate for you?
Sam Frost: I mix it up from time to time.
At work, I eat a lot in the morning because I need the energy. So in the mornings, I’ll have a banana and a scoop of nutella, then I’ll usually have a green smoothie after I finish work, because that has all the goodness in it.
Then for lunch, I generally just have a tuna salad or salmon salad or something similar, with chickpeas and quinoa and roast pumpkin.
RESCU: Do you cook all of this yourself?
Sam Frost: Usually I just buy it, I’m the worst cook.
I think that’s one of the things I’m most conscious about because I don’t particularly cook to be honest. I’m really bad at it.
I have to be really careful with what I’m buying, because it’s easy to just go: I’ll buy something good for you, even though it’s really not.
But for dinners, I have a lot of salmons and veggies. Usually I have a very basic dinner; they’re the lightest meal I have.
RESCU: That way you wake up hungry for breakfast too.
Sam Frost: I have a huge breakfast and a huge lunch. Then for dinner, I usually have a smaller portion because I don’t want to go to sleep with a full tummy.
RESCU: Do you have a savoury or sweet tooth?
Sam Frost: Oh Sweet, oh my goodness, sweet. I’m a chocolate thief. I avoid having chocolate in the house and I avoid touching it, because as soon as I have the tiniest bit, I’m a monster.
RESCU: What would be your favourite cheat meal, if you weren’t being conscious?
Sam Frost: I really love a big burger with everything on it … and fries. Oh my goodness.
RESCU: You have to indulge from time to time – if you just eat healthy all the time, you’ll go crazy.
Sam Frost: Exactly. And I think it’s all about eating healthy and doing exercise. Some people obsess over it a lot and I don’t think that’s healthy either.
To me, I love to be healthy and follow a healthy lifestyle, but I also don’t give myself a hard time when I do go out with my girlfriends and get a big meal. I just enjoy it.
RESCU: And in terms of fitness, what is your personal fitness routine? Do you have a routine? Do you mix it up?
Sam Frost: I do a lot of different things. Sash is renowned for just doing the same routine for an hour. I’m a little bit looser with my routine, only because I get bored.
I walk a lot; we’ve got a little dog so I walk him everywhere. I love to do about two gym classes a week. Maybe a spin class or pump class – some sort of group class because I’m useless at the gym. I can’t do it by myself.
RESCU: Do you have any sort of beauty products you swear by? You wake up so early and have to be on set and looking refreshed – what’s your secret?
Sam Frost: I’m all about washing the makeup off the night before, or else you look tired.
But in terms of beauty products I use Dr Spiller. It’s life changing, it’s expensive but it’s worth it.
They’ve got a day cream and a night cream and I swear by them both. I’m not endorsed by the brand, I just really love it. Personally, I drink a lot of water and use moisturizers on my face. That’s the key for me.
RESCU: Because you’re up so early, do you find yourself taking any sort of health supplements or vitamins just to keep your system going all day?
Sam Frost: No, I don’t. But I probably should to be honest. It would help with my energy. I have a whole cupboard full of vitamins, but for some reason they make me a bit sick in the tummy that early in the morning so I tend to avoid them.
That being said, I can’t function if I haven’t had my coffee. Sash doesn’t really drink coffee, he drinks tea, and I honestly cant understand how he does it.
Dr John D’Arcy, Priceline Pharmacy spokesperson, shared with us the importance of knowing your numbers, including blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and weight. He further stated ” it’s also important to have a good communication with [your] doctor and pharmacist and target those levels so [your] risks of heart and blood vessel disease goes down.”
He further shared the importance of women ensuring they take the time to have their numbers checked. “Women are the gate keepers of their family. They have so many things to consider, their partner, their children and of course thief elderly parents. Too often they spend their time worrying about the family and put themselves last” said Dr John D’Arcy
John D’Arcy shared with us his expert tips for reducing your risk of stroke:
1. It’s important to eat as much fresh food as possible. Processed foods including those presented in cans often have a lot of salt in it and that increases blood pressure.
2. Use spices instead of salt to flavour the food you eat and don’t have a salt cellar on the table.
3. Keep the portions low and concentrate of protein mainly from plants but also fish and lean meat.
4. Of course stopping smoking if you still smoke and reducing your daily intake of alcohol is essential in reducing your risk of stroke.