brady, 31, risk management
how do you eat?
my job involves me being away from home for long periods of time. the food available during these periods is ok, but not of excellent quality. it is produced in a dining facility/mess meaning what’s in the bain-marie is what you choose from. however, eating reasonably healthy can be achieved. the upside to this is there is no alcohol available in location that makes for compulsory abstinence.
at home i eat healthily most of the time. i eat lots of high-quality meat, fish & veggies.
i have recently acquired an amazing wife who has introduced me to a whole world of very large kitchen appliances. i had not heard of cold-pressed juicers & didn’t realise there were food processors with 20 speeds & 400 attachments. the results are amazing though – delicious, healthy meals & baked goods packed with nutrients (& made with love).
what do you eat?
my philosophy is constantly evolving but in a nutshell i try to eat a healthy, high-quality diet most of the time. hopefully, this goes some way to balance out my vices listed below.
favourite foods / drinks / vices?
i’ve listed these together because, for me, they all go hand in hand.
my favourite food/drink/vice is sitting down with beer & wine, putting down a spread in front of me & nibbling away. this could include cheese, cured meats, wasabi peas, salt & vinegar chips (smiths, not the ones from the health food section) & buhja.
other favourites include homemade pizza, tapas & sushi.
last of all, forget what the experts say – shiraz can be paired with anything. even frozen yogurt & sour worms.
my work requires me to maintain a high level of physical fitness & i’m finding, as i get older, the body is becoming less willing to co-operate with the things i ask it to do. for this reason, in addition to my traditional strength & cardio, i’m starting to incorporate a lot more functional training – including yoga – in an attempt to keep injuries at bay.
diet-wise, in the coming years i’d really like to eliminate processed foods – eating only things i can pick up & recognise exactly what it is & what’s in it (sorry frozen yogurt & sour worms).
friday october, 2014
i was away for work.
a typical day involves plenty of down time that allows me to get into a good gym routine.
day on a plate
2 amino acid tablets
4 boiled eggs
fruit salad & plain yogurt
pumpkin soup & naan bread
grilled chicken breast &veggies
peanut putter on naan bread
2 amino acid tablets
roast lamb & veggies
bread & butter pudding
my late night snack cheese & ham.
3 litres of water minimum throughout the day