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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Takeaways

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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