Friday, 1 February 2013

Feb 1st 2013 - day 1

Day one of my new diet challenge.
Obviously started with breakfast which was a mix of porridge oats and museli (3/4 oats to 1/4 museli) soaked over night in some un concentrated, unsweetened apple juice. Topped off with some natural Greek yoghurt and some mixed berries. Washed down with an espresso coffee.
Today is a busy day for training. I have a core workout to do followed by about 90 mins interval training on the bike. I also have a karate training session tonight.
Post ride recovery meal is likely to be a fruit salad (melon, pineapple, mango and banana) and dinner will be a stirfry of brown rice (maybe egg fried) with king prawns and veg (broccoli, mange tout,baby corn etc).
As its day 1 of the diet I am going to try the bike ride on just water (no carb drink) and leave the soy sauce out of the stir fry (just a dash of oil)
Weight this morning was bang on 85 kilos

Hummus - I had carrot sticks and hummus as a snack but it was good hummus without any other crap in it (just garlic purée and lime juice)
Soy sauce - some reduced salt soy sauce which contains a colouring and some preservatives, only had a tiny splash but will try to cut it out next time.


  1. Have a look at the H Fearnley-Whittingstall Veg book for some good hummus alternatives. You can use tahini or a nut 'butter'- the Meridian ones are good.

  2. I don't have a problem with the hummus, there is nothing in it that could be seen as bad really. On a paleo diet it isn't allowed as chick peas are not recommended. Some flavoured hummus have preservatives and other stuff in it but usually a plain hummus is ok I think.
    The soy sauce was a necessity as the stir fry was looking a bit dry, maybe rice vinegar or oyster sauce would be better? Ill have to check the ingredients.