Dinner is served sir: My typical daily food diary.

Content by: Guy Lawrence


Dinner Is ServedI would like to have someone follow me around every where I go, click my fingers and the exact meal or snack I want for this detox is there. Hey presto!!

But sadly this is not the case for myself and for most others I’m assuming. But if this were to be true, would you then change your habits?? Even if was for only 6 weeks. I really believe if this was the case, and it came free with the detox programme, or any health regime for that matter, most people would jump at it. So could it be the organising and the learning process that we have to go through? Is it more daunting than the change of foods themselves??

My main concern was that I was going to have more of a headache from organising my food, than I was from quitting coffee along with the actual detoxing process!!

But so far so good, with no major headache from either. In fact, I’m having fun with the whole thing and enjoying the challenge! Yikes, is that normal??

My diet isn’t going to vary that much while I’m on the detox. I’m doing whats easiest and within the guidelines, as cost effective as possible, and I’m also making sure I eat 4-6 times a day, depending on how I’ve trained and how hungry I am.

Here’s a typical day for me so far:-

6.30am. The builders renovating next door are my daily alarm clock, with the jack hammer going off like a woodpecker on steroids!


6.40am 2 x glasses of filtered water upon rise with a squeezed lemon. 2min

6.45am Make 1 ltr of fresh juice. 70% Veg, 30% Fruit. 15min including clean up. (I’ll do this 3x a week and weekends,and buy juice the other days, keeping the bought ones mainly celery based.)

Typical juice will be

  • Celery
  • Spinach
  • Cucumber
  • Zucchini
  • Ginger
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon/Lime

I drink half  a litre there and then and take half with me and have it through the morning.

7.15am. 180 smoothie made with hand blender. 3min

Usually I use Cleo Pateras bath milk. But milk is out for the detox.

Typical smoothie is –

  • 4 heaped table spoons of  chocolate 180. (I vary between both flavours)
  • 2 organic raw eggs. (If they’re not organic, I just use the egg whites)
  • Heaped table spoon of berries
  • Teaspoon of magnesium liquid. (Good for caffeine withdrawal)
  • 100-150ml of 100% pure coconut milk.
  • Filtered water until consistency is smooth

Makes for an interesting smoothie without the milk, but perfectly fine. My main concern is to keep the calories up, as there are no breads, starches etc on the detox.

7.25am. Out the door for the day.

Mid Morning

10.15am. I’ve trained a couple of clients, and off to the local cafe at the uni’.

Drink the rest of my juice and have omellette –

  • 4 eggs
  • Lots of spinach
  • Mushrooms
  • Cooked in butter


2.00pm. After taking a boxing class and then training myself, I eat the following.

Chicken and vegetable curry. (Made a mountain full at home. 30min. Will eat this every lunch until i run out. 4 meals.)

  • Asian curry paste (No sugar)
  • Coconut oil
  • Onion
  • Chicken (will change between organic & free range, keeping cost down)
  • Green Beans. 2 x hand fulls
  • Head of broccoli
  • Mushrooms. 2 x hand fulls
  • Lima beans, chic peas, lentils. Basically any beans I get my hands on.

I fry the onion in a wok with some coconut oil (awesome stuff to cook with) and curry paste. Add chicken – fry for 5min. Add veggies and coconut milk. Cover and simmer for 10-15min.

Regarding the beans, I soak them for a few hours then boil for 30-40min, then mash them with butter – delicious.

Depending on how much I cook, this will give me 3-5 meals.

Mid Afternoon

3.30pm – 6.30pm I’m snacking on either cashews, or 180 Balls (ingredients to follow) or I will have a 180 smoothie.


7pm ish. Something simple, which was salad with quinoa and a piece of fish

The days do vary, but not that much. Each Sunday I make something that will get me through most of the week, and mid week i’ll try something new. If the new dish is worthy and passes the test of my taste buds for qualification, I will make a bulk version in the following days.

Guy Lawrence

This article is brought to you by Guy Lawrence. Guy is a qualified fitness trainer with over 10 years of experience in the health industry. Guy worked at the UTS Fitness Centre in Sydney Australia where he specialised in exercise nutrition and obtained his Certificate in Exercise Nutrition and Certified... Read More

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