16 Apr My day on a plate: Anthony Lehmann
5am Breakfast radio at gold 104.3 on my show Jo & Lehmo. I have a large latte (Purchased from the 7/11 for $2, it is highly underrated coffee).
Plum, apple and banana consumed during our morning meeting. (The fruit convinces me that I am extremely healthy and can, for the rest of the day, take a few liberties with my diet.)
7.30am Piccolo and ham, cheese and tomato toastie. These are delivered from our local café at 7.30. I have had the exact same breakfast every day for seven years. I am a creature of habit – not imagination.
11am Filming for an upcoming TV series. During filming I have a regular latte (on set is a coffee machine and I have worked out how to use it so I like to show off my skills to myself with an early coffee), a mini-Snickers bar (energy levels are low and it’s just a mini), 3 Starburst (it’s a late lunch today so these are pushing me past 1pm), a mini pack of M&Ms (this pushes me past 1.15pm) and a peach (this pushes me past 1.30pm).
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3pm Vegtable curry with rice. Catering on set is excellent and I have adopted a ‘one of everything’ policy. Cous cous, chicken and salad wrap, 3 lamb chops, 3 slices of watermelon.
6pm Afternoon tea. Three slices of salami, one banana, five crackers with cheese and dip (but sadly no red wine allowed mid-shoot; the crackers feel lonely without it). One carrot – see I am healthy.
8.30pm I have two pots of Carlton Draught to relax after a big day and calm my nerves before I hit the stage for a stand-up comedy gig.
11pm I realise when I get home that my day didn’t include dinner. Should I order in pizza?? No it’s time for bed!
Dr Joanna McMillan says:
Top marks for… Resisting the late night pizza. Even though you’d missed a proper dinner, you did have a late substantial lunch and an early evening snack. The pizza would inevitably have led you to sleep badly and deliver at least a couple of thousand kilojoules you really didn’t need.
If you keep eating like this you’ll… Increase your risk of gaining weight over the next few years, along with diet and lifestyle-related chronic diseases. That carrot was good! But you need more veggies, along with wholegrains, legumes, nuts and seeds – all lacking in this day.
Why don’t you try…Ask for wholegrain bread for the toastie and add spinach? The goal is to make half your plate veggies at most meals. Swap the lollies for nuts and a few pieces of dark chocolate. Opt for hummus, guacamole or salsa as the dip with veggie sticks, and wholegrain crackers with the cheese. And try not to have processed meats such as salami and ham every day.