6 weeks prior to the marathon I wasn’t entirely happy with how I was feeling on my longer runs and I decided that I could make things easier for myself by doing the the race at 75kg. At the time I weighed 79-80kg and felt a little sluggish after a bit of endulging on a 3 week European vacation. Given fat loss is a popular goal among Ignite clients I thought I’d share what enabled me to lose 5kg in 6 weeks. This is what I ate day in day out for 6 weeks prior to the marathon to drop those few kg and to fuel my training which consisted of 3 runs and 3 CrossFit sessions per week.
Breakfast (5:30am): 3 scrambled eggs. 2/3 cup bluberries, 2/3 cup of rasberries with about a teapsoon of coconut milk and almond flakes.
Snack (9:00am): Roast beef and/or smoked salmon and coconut flesh
Lunch (12:00pm): Chicken salad, chicken, mixed lettuce, tomato, avacado, green and red capsicum with Olive Oil and balsamic Vineger dressing. My wife and I take turns making 4 at a time for the next 2 days to make life easier a little easier.
Snack (3:30pm): Re heated baked sweet potato (about 1/3 of a large sweet potato), tin of tuna and either re heated bacon or smoked salmon.
Dinner (7:00): Dinner is different every night though it typically consists of an animal (kangaroo, chicken, steak, lamb, fish) and veges (brocolli, cauliflower, brussel Sprouts, carrots, salad etc). A couple of times a week when I have the time and inclination, the recipe books come out to make something a bit funner and fancier.
In this 6 week period the only fluid I drank was water or cocnut water (during and after long runs). On top of no alcohol, I also ate no sugar or dairy. Processed food was limited exclusively to coconut milk with brekky, balsamic vineger and olive oil for dressings and coconut oil for high heat cooking. On top of feeling lighter on my feet and and my runs becoming easier I noticed improved sleep quality, energy levels particularly first thing in the morning were better and I noticed a quite subjective but very real sense that all my ducks were in a row and I had my shit together