My Day On A Plate: The Commando
Good stuff … Commando's diet is healthy but would benefit from more dairy and carbs.
Trainer from Channel Ten's The Biggest Loser
7am Arriving on the set of The Biggest Loser, I'm ready for a hearty breakfast. I have two poached eggs, smoked salmon or lean bacon, fresh tomatoes and avocado, and a small bowl of fresh fruit salad.
10am After training my team for success, my mid-morning snack generally consists of grilled chicken breast and a cup filled with a few tablespoons of tahini, and a mix of raspberries and blueberries.
1pm After more filming I'm definitely ready for lunch. I have grilled fish with loads of steamed greens (my preference is broccolini, bok choy and snow peas) and some olive oil and lemon as dressing.
4pm I have an easy afternoon snack to see me through the traffic driving home and my own daily training: a tin of tuna, a handful of almonds and a couple of pieces of fruit.
7pm I'm spent from training and it's time to relax at home, but not before a nice steak on the barbie with more steamed vegetables or a salad.
Nutritionist Dr Joanna McMillan says:
The positives of Commando's diet are that he is getting plenty of greens and other vegetables, and good fats from the nuts, tahini, avocado and olive oil. He eats regularly and his food choices are all natural with minimum processing. However, his diet is low in calcium as he has no dairy products. He is clearly also trying to keep his carb intake low. This is fine for strength training, but any endurance athlete knows carb-rich foods are necessary for peak performance. I'd like to see him enjoying a few smart carbs, such as quinoa, wholegrain sourdough bread, legumes and oats, which provide fibre, slow-release energy and plant protein, and will reduce his reliance on animal foods.