My main meals are the formula that seems to work best for me- a fruit based breakfast with some grain thrown in (usually oats), a vegetable-based lunch and a gluten free grain and vegetable dinner. Earlier in the year, before I started training and when I was trying to lose weight, I didn’t snack (except maybe for a piece of fruit). I now find snacking pretty essential to performance. I suppose my lunches have gotten a little smaller but I snack usually twice a day now, sometimes 3. I find eating small and often ensures better performance in training and pain free digestion. The more I train, the more I can’t stand processed foods, I snack more on ‘wholefoods’- less chocolate, oatcakes, PB and usually a mix of nuts, seeds and fruit. There are some habits I need to kick for my stomach’s sake. I like something sweet after dinner, and HB almost always puts out a big stack of digestive biscuits in the evening, I usually eat about 3, he can get through 8 without it bothering his stomach or making him gain weight. My other issue is drinking too much coffee. I’ve had a really acidy stomach for the last few days (something I used to get more often but now happens maybe twice a year). It affects my sleep, so I’m tired, so I drink coffee, which is bound to make it worse. I’m going to give it a rest of a couple of days and switch to peppermint and nettle tea.
Carrot, celery and lemon soup with socca
Millotto- millet, onion, garlic, peppers, spinach and rocket cooked like risotto, 2 tablespoons of Brendan Brazier’s creamy cayenne tahini dressing stirred in at the end (makes a nice sub for the lemon juice and cream I would have stirred in pre-vegan days) and topped with sesame nooch ‘cheese’. Makes a nice change from short grain brown rice (I hate the white stuff anyway).
It’s HB’s birthday at the weekend so I’m having a little dinner party on Friday night. Have to decide what to make!