Sunday, June 01, 2014

Example Day - June 2014

I'm starting a new series, called "Example Days", so check for that label if you're keen to follow it. 

The idea behind this is for clients and readers to see what a healthy eating day might actually look like, in a variety of situations.  

The intention is to do one every month, so please tell me off if I forget.  This month is an example of typical busy week meals. No time for fancy sauces, and I am eating dairy right now. Just ask if you need more details or want ideas for modifying to fit your protocol.

Breakfast - Ricotta & Berry Pancake

2 Eggs
2 Eggwhites
Cup of berries
2 Tbsp fresh ricotta cheese
tsp vanilla
2 tsp erythritol

Mixed together and cooked in a nonstick pan (about 1 tsp coconut oil)
Tbsp yogurt (I used Cyclops organic low-fat)

Dairy free version: coconut or almond flour in the pancake and coconut yogurt on top

Lunch - Leftover Beetloaf

Leftovers from dinner

Meatloaf made with:
Organic lean beef mince
Grated beet
Grated carrot
finely chopped onion
fresh thyme

The veges are baked broccoli and salad from a bag

Mid Afternoon - "Green" Smoothie

Cup of kale leaves
1/2 cup of frozen berries
Scoop of WPC

Dinner - Mega Salad

Balsamic roasted brussel sprouts
Tbsp Balsamic dressing

I'm not fueling any particular training activities right now, but when I am, I eat more carbs (sweet potato, mostly).  I'm rehabbing an impinged shoulder, therefore exercise consists of physio stretches and shoulder-friendly yoga poses in the morning, and some walking or a Nia class in the evening.  I'm in weight maintenance, more or less. I gained 4kg after giving up coffee and am unsure as yet whether I'm going to be ok with that, or undertake a small deflab-ulation. Anyone else out there keen to peel off a couple of kgs in the next few months?

If I ever write a weightloss book it will be called something like... Fatloss: it takes bloody ages, you'll probably have to do it more than once, and then be vigilant for the rest of your life.

In order to reduce the sting, I'd suffix, in bold:  after a while, it will seem easy and fun.

And then in small letters: but you'll still have to watch your back. The world wants you fat and it's a never-ending war. That's just the way it is. Sorry.

Bestseller, right?


  1. I'd totally buy that book.

    1. Good! Actually, I was expecting you to write a chapter of it, ok?

  2. Example Days - damn good idea. You're inspiring. I've discovered the delightful Doctor's Choice coconut yoghurt at Liberties.

    1. Don't buy that! Holy crap! $15 a pottle??? Make your own... ;)
      (however.. it is yummy. I got some in Auckland and realised quickly that it could become an expensive habit when I'm travelling).

  3. Honora12:03 am

    Jesus, never checked the price! Hope you got a good recipe on this site.


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