After the Monday morning measurements have been taken, I am now well into the programme of re education about food as fuel as well as sustenance and enjoyment.
Combinations of food groups to give the best outcome, to give energy and allow me to feel the best I can. I am now looking at the plate of food before me, thinking about what proteins are on the plate, what essential fats, what are the sugars.
Can I eat this, with this? Get the combination right and bingo! I run faster and perform better in everything. Get it wrong and I have food cravings and feel tired.
Yesterday I took part in the Brighton Marina Triathlon, in a team relay. My leg was the 8k run which I did in 37 mins. Using the NLP techniques I had been given to get my mind into a winning position, I could tell myself that I had put the best quality petrol into the tank and there was no reason for the engine to fail!
I am going to keep with the weight loss GI way of eating until I reach my weight goal, which will be in about another 4 weeks. After that I will move to a maintenance programme designed ‘forever’. A new way of eating for life.