amy, 26, journalist
how do you eat?
i think i eat pretty well but there’s always room to improve!
my work hours can be long & unpredictable so i do a big shop on the weekend to stay organised & make sure my diet doesn’t suffer when i get busy. i always try to have some fresh fruit or chopped veggies as a snack. i work on the road, so try to avoid the temptation to grab packaged, unhealthy snacks in between writing stories.
what do you eat?
i love basically all types of fruit & veggies, so i try to keep my diet as fresh & tasty as possible.
i like cooking, as does my boyfriend, so i don’t eat a lot of takeaway.
i really notice a difference when i eat well but i don’t like being too strict on myself – food is there to be enjoyed!
if i keep it nice & healthy during the week, & have a few nights without any alcohol, then i can really enjoy eating out & indulging on the weekend.
mushrooms, slow roasted lamb, salmon, peanut butter, all types of berries, pasta (with lots of parmesan on top) & pretty much all japanese & middle eastern food.
most varieties of tea (orange & cinnamon, peppermint, jasmine & a strong cup of english breakfast or earl grey are my biggest loves), red wine, coffee, fresh apple, ginger, pear & mint juice, macro organic hot chocolate & during the day i do love lots of cold water
haighs coconut & macadamia chocolate block, most types of lindt dark chocolate, basically any type of ice cream, hot chips, burrito bowls from guzman y gomez with pulled beef, & grilled cheese on toast.
what is your health goal?
i’m just coming out of a whirlwind few months, during which i haven’t been exercising as much as i would like to so my current goal is to get back on track with a couple of really good workouts during the week.
friday september 12, 2014
i met my mum for breakfast, worked from 8.30am-5.30pm & then had dinner & saw a comedy show with my boyfriend & friends.
day on a plate
1 piece of sourdough toast with avocado, roast tomato & some sautéed mushrooms
strong flat white
a salad with baby spinach leaves, corn, cherry tomato, haloumi, grilled chicken, cucumber, lemon & oregano vinaigrette with a small piece of soy & linseed bread
shared a plate of felafel, hummus & eggplant dip, followed by spicy shakshuka with eggplant
glass of pinot noir
two gin & tonics