1. ½ cup Oats with water + 1 tsp Honey + 1 tsp peanut butter
2. 2 egg omelette with Avocado and 1 slice Rye/Low GI
3. 2 slices Low Gi/Rye bread any protein source (100g)
a. Any source of protein – 100g + carb
c. Vegetables/Salad – stick to green as much as possible
– Protein source – 100g
– Vegetables/salad (Stir fry/roast veg)
– No Starch
Snack 1 & 2 options
· Brown rice cakes (toppings – peanut butter/tuna/cottage cheese & cucumber)
· Not more than 20 nuts per day (almonds, cashews, macadamia – Raw)
· 2-3 Boiled eggs
· ½ tin tuna on Brown rice cakes
v Green Tea
v Black Coffee
v Rooibos tea
v Your own vegetable juices (home-made, no additives)
Stay away from:
Ø Anything High GI
Ø Anything with more than 5g Sugar per 100g serving
Ø Fast food
Ø Processed foods
The “stay Away from” list! *eek* No chocolate? Not even 2 blocks a week? No fruit or juice either? The latter are after-all mother natures sugars, so I shouldn’t be surprised.
I will have to prep my meals during the week. I have oats for breakfast anyway so that’s no problem. Weekends I have scrambled eggs and I love avo, so no change there either.
Basically my lunch would be replaced by what would’ve been a typical supper for me. I’ll have to cook the night before and bring it to work but I’ll cook enough to last me 2 days at least. I’ll do the same preparation with suppers. One thing that throws me off balance is the absence of starch in supper. I’ve been raised in a place where no starch at a meal means it’s not supper. Even if you have eggs for supper, having bread with it will make it a valid dinner meal.
Potatoes, rice, pasta, it’s all the foundation of supper to me. I will have to get creative and work my way around that but it’s no biggy to me. I’d probably be so full of all the food I ate during the day that a light supper will be just the thing to keep me till breakfast.
Weekends are usually my vice. We don’t eat take aways a lot but we attend many functions and visit often. I will have to be extremely strong willed and determined to say no to all the treats I’ll be facing this very Saturday coming at a party.
All the options are quite reasonable and even though I’ll have to put a lot more effort into cooking, I definitely will not be starving.