10:30AM MORNING SNACK
My body is so used to the pattern of breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, that I’m hungry and irritable if I don’t stick to it. I do try to keep a routine every day. Now, when we’re travelling, we build our schedule around food. I have to be organised and have a time slot to eat in.
My food varies every day, but something like pita with chicken and vegies or a tuna sandwich is typical. The health and fitness industry is confusing and I’m trying to take some of that confusion away. I feel like I’m succeeding, which is good – a lot of girls have come up to me and said, “Thank you, the book is full of normal food.” All food groups are included in my program, because I didn’t want women to feel restricted. I got sick of trainers being like “Cut out this, and you’ll be able to have this body”.
3:30PM AFTERNOON SNACK
Yep, I’m eating again. I don’t cut anything out. I see girls not eating carbs because they’re ‘bad’, but they can’t explain why. Sure, no gluten if you have coeliac disease, no dairy if you’re lactose intolerant, but otherwise, if it doesn’t affect you, it doesn’t affect you.
I always eat dinner with [fiance] Tobi – I’ll wait for him to get home. That’s one thing Mum drilled into us – you sit at the table as a family. It’s our time to catch up and talk about our day.
I used to go to bed at 9pm and still be looking at the clock at 10:30pm. I’d lie awake thinking about what I had to do the next day. So now before bed I write everything in the Notes app on my phone. Everything. From making a hair appointment or checking in with a staff member. It settles me and I’ll sleep through.
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