So it’s the last week and I would be lying if I didn’t say I’m thinking about food every 5 minutes, ok every 30 seconds! But it has been much more manageable than before and my weight is still going down, so it’s all good! I’ve been at work all week and while I might have been colder than usual in the office (and looking highly fashionable in a big fleece – not) and been a bit more tired than usual when it got to end of the day, I’ve felt really good. I also look a whole lot healthier than I did on my last cut. Oh and having only one limb covered in rock tape is good going for me, so that’s nothing to worry about!
This weekend I’ve not been training so the diet has got a bit stricter, which has been harder. But it’s probably because I also have a whole load of delicious food in the house in prep for packing it all to take it to Italy with me. I had to very quickly pack away and hide the big box of dates!!
So here is what I’ve been up to over the past week, thanks to the guidance from my amazing nutritionalist Sylvia Sobota at Nurture your Body:
|Weight first thing||59.0kg||58.2kg||57.9kg||57.6kg||58.0kg||57.3kg||56.7kg|
|Pre training||N/A||Water & juice||Water & juice||N/A||Water & juice||N/A||N/A|
|AM session||Rest||Easy 3 mile run||Kettlebells and patterns||Rest||Easy 3 mile run||Rest||Rest|
|Post training/Breakfast||Water & juice||Green smoothie||Green smoothie||Water & juice||Green smoothie||Juice||Juice|
|Mid-morning snack||2 apples||2 apples||2 apples||2 apples||2 apples||1 apple||1 apple|
|Lunch||Raw veg & ½ cup quinoa||Raw veg & ½ cup quinoa||Raw veg & ½ cup quinoa||Raw veg & ½ cup quinoa||Chia seed pudding||¼ cup porridge, 1tsp vegan protein powder & cacao nibs||Juice|
|Mid-afternoon snack||2 x brazil nuts||2 x brazil nuts||2 x brazil nuts||2 x brazil nuts||2 x brazil nuts||1 x brazil nut||1 apple|
|Pre training||Green smoothie||½ cup porridge||Chia seed pudding||Chia seed pudding||Large handful goji berries||N/A||N/A|
|PM session||30 min PT pad and ladder drills||TKD fitness session (2hrs)||30 min PT pad and ladder drills||TKD pattern (1hr)||Nurture your Body physio and balancing session||Rest||Rest|
|Post training/Dinner||Chia seed pudding||Juice||Juice||Juice||Sweet potato with salt||Green smoothie (banana swapped for small handful of blueberries)||Juice|
|Tea||2 x green and lots of herbal||2 x green and lots of herbal||2 x green and lots of herbal||2 x green and lots of herbal||2 x green and lots of herbal||2 x green and lots of herbal||2 x green and lots of herbal|
My instagram (@plantbasedmartialartist) followers have had daily updates of my nutrition, including my juices and lemon and cucumber water:
My raw veg & quinoa lunches:
And my green teas (love the minty hit of these ones):
Now with just two days left, I may be according to my scales this morning on weight. However I don’t want to risk anything, as if I don’t have to a water cut (hot bath/sauna) in Italy that’s really good news! So the plan for Monday morning is to have:
- Large glass of water
- Bowl of fruit (mix of an apple, mango and kiwi)
- Green tea
You might be wondering why I’m not just having a juice? But it’s for the precise reason why I haven’t had just juice for any day. I want to keep chewing on food to ensure my body doesn’t go into cleanse mode (as it does when you go on a juice/water cleanse). As I need to consider the refuelling side of this weight cut also. After this breakfast I won’t have any food or water until I weigh in, in Italy about 24hrs later. So by keeping solid food into my more restricted diet, when I’ve weighed in my body will be happier having real food again. As even on Friday evening when I had the sweet potato my stomach made a lot of funny gurgling noises as it had that type of food in a while!
So you might now be asking what I will be feasting on after weighing in?! Well I’ll be showing restraint to keep my stomach happy and start off getting the water back in with electrolytes added. Then lots of fruit and for dinner quinoa (which I’ve packed so many packets of) and hopefully veg and a potato for dinner (depending on what the hotel can provide).
I’ll try to let you know the results of the weigh in and how good the food and water tastes once I get off the scales!