Diet Survival..

Well I managed to resist the beer and pizza after tennis opting for a banana and coconut water as planned!  It was no where near as good 😦


But, I managed to stick to the plan and felt pretty pleased with myself.

During tennis I was curious to see if my energy levels would be down.  It wasn’t a huge night but a reasonable time out on the court and I didn’t feel fatigued at any point.  My tennis was rubbish, but I could hardly blame that on my diet!

Sleep came relatively easy after a night playing tennis in the cold.

The morning came and I woke up feeling a little hungry, but again not famished.  On the down side, I was feeling a little flat with a bit of a headache and generally irritable.   Jumping on the scales I had dropped half a kg so a total of 1.5kgs in 2 days – not too bad.

Being almost halfway though my program, I  figured I could ride out any ill effects as my body adjusted to the reduced nutrition.  Maybe breakfast would make me feel better?

  • Cup of Early Grey Tea ( no milk or sugar)
  • 500ml Water
  • Morning Juice
    • I hadn’t finished the juice from the night before so started with that as the base of my juice – around 200ml worth – and added extra.
    • 1 x Carrot
    • 1/4 Cucumber
    • 1 x stick Celery sliced
    • 1 x small handful frozen organic Blueberries
    • 1 x Orange peeled
    • 1 x small handful baby Spinach
    • 1 x slice Pineapple
    • filtered water
  • Espresso coffee

After breakfast I got ready for work and well…. I just didn’t feel like I was firing on all cylinders.  My headache wasn’t as bad and I didn’t feel hungry, so I just blamed the blues on residual effects of the cold I have just had and moved on.  But I suspected that my body was rebelling a little at the strictness of the diet.  Tomorrow could be interesting….

With a few meetings planned for the day I grabbed a coffee and reminded myself to try and drink more water.

  • Espresso coffee
  • 500 ml water

I cheated again for lunch and brought a pre-packaged vegetable soup that I could heat up where I was working.

  • 400g Pumpkin and Lentil soup

Getting back home I had some of my trusty soup ready to heat up.  Feeling some hunger pangs I allowed myself a snack as a treat before dinner.

  • 50 gm combination of peanuts, cashews & wasabi peas
  • 250g  Vegetable Soup for dinner
  • 500ml filtered water

Dinner satisfied my hunger and with my headache all but gone, I was feeling good about my diet again.  Post dinner while watching the State of Origin game I settled down to a cup of tea and some fruit.

earl grey tea

  • Cup Earl Grey Tea (no milk or sugar)
  • 2 x Imperial Mandarins

The plan for the morning is a gym session and maybe a light run later in the day.  I’m expecting the gym session to be tough – but maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised 😉

Wondering what the morning’s weigh in will present..


All information on this website including recipes, diet plans and other advice are provided to explain my own dieting approach.  The information is not intended as a substitute for consultation, evaluation or treatment by a medical professional and/or registered dietitian or nutritionist.  Before starting any diet, you should speak to your doctor.  You must not rely on the information on this website (or any other website for that matter) as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter, you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.
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