Day #7: Setting off on tour!

Just a quick blog today as I’m preparing for my first two tour dates of the year: Chelmsford tomorrow, and Portsmouth on Thursday. There are now so many dates on the poster, we’ve had to put it on two columns!


It’s really difficult eating healthily and lightly when you’re on tour. Well-meaning and kind people always try to ply you with food, and most food you can buy on the go is unhealthy.

To solve this problem, I decided to buy peanuts to snack on when on tour, measuring them out in batches of 100 calories. However, because I wanted to be as healthy as possible, I decided to buy unsalted raw peanuts. Wrong! Today I discovered that unroasted and unsalted peanuts taste terrible. That must be why literally 99% of the peanuts you can buy are roasted and salted.

So I’ll be taking a trip to Tesco tomorrow to buy some healthy low-calorie snacks. Preparation is everything, as hunger is the enemy of dieting. If you let yourself get super-hungry – say, on a long train journey – that’s when you give into temptation, the snacks trolley and vending machines.


Diet update

Days: 6

Total loss: 6.4lbs

Still need to lose: 61lbs

I mostly ate beans, houmous and oatcakes yesterday, as well as a very nice salad from EAT.


I also tried to buy Greggs’ new vegan fake steak bake, but they’d sold out. Boooooooo!

Anyone want some raw peanuts? I have two giant jars full.

As ever, I hit my Apple Watch targets.



Be aware that it’s harder dieting while travelling, and easier to fall prey to temptation.

Preparation is key. Go on a special shopping trip beforehand so you can pack and take healthy low-calorie snacks with you.

Quote of the Day

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6 thoughts on “Day #7: Setting off on tour!”

  1. You can roast the peanuts in the oven – even dust them with a few spices to make them super tasty! You don’t need to add any extra oil (because peanuts have plenty) but roasting them only takes about 10-15 minutes.

  2. I can also recommend self-roasting your peanuts (say that carefully). Will make your kitchen smell lovely too. And if you’re feeling really adventurous peanut butter isn’t actually that difficult to whip up from scratch.

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