documenting my life, thoughts and tips, as a 20-something woman trying to figure out her life's true purpose

Monday, August 22, 2016

Rosh's Food Diary

I've been asked many times how I keep in shape, what is my diet like and what is my work out routine so I thought it would be easier for me to detail it here.

To deal with the second question "what is my workout routine" my answer is, I don't have one. I don’t like going to the Gym and I don't like playing sport (I prefer watching it). The main activity I do every day is walking. I live around one hour outside Central London via train, so every day involves walking to the train station, walking up and down the escalators (yes I am one of those commuters), battling with the London Underground commuters and then finally completing a 10-minute walk from the station to my office. I have recently downloaded an app called "Pacer" which records how many steps you make per day and on average I make 10k steps per day.

I do however believe a massive part of why I am able to eat what I want and when and remain at a stable weight, I shift between 58kg and 59.7kg, is due to having a very fast metabolism and I am talking Bolt like speeds. I eat a lot, I eat often and my portion sizes are huge. Friends and family are always in awe when they see me approach with my mountain of food to devour it and then be hungry 2 hours later, which brings me perfectly on to my food diary. 

Now I eat at least three meals a day: Breakfast is a must, I cannot leave the house without eating (sometimes I even eat again when I get to work). I always have a big lunch and as you will see I eat dinner very late.

Rosh’s Weekly Food Diary

7.30am: breakfast smoothie containing two brown spotted bananas (I always eat my bananas like this because in my opinion they are sweeter), handful of frozen fruit including blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cranberries and blackberries, 250ml filtered water, a quarter avocado, a splash of soy milk and then sometimes I add peanut butter this makes about 750ml  aka one  serving (lol!).

10am-11am: Hunger has kicked in and I’ll either have one of them old skool Mr Peanut Bars or goodies I find in my snack door maybe some shortbread or Oreos

13.30pm-2.30pm: Lunch is mainly carbs based because they are my favourite food group, pasta, spaghetti, mash potatoe, jacket potato I love them all.

4pm: Snack time, I try my best to bring in fruit but usually this time it's two handfuls of the big sized Balsamic Vinegar and sea salt Kettle Chips.

8.30pm- 10pm: Dinner time as I commute and spend time writing these lovely blogs for you all, I usually do not get time to make and sit down to eat my dinner until around 8.30pm the earliest. For example, now, as I type this post, I am halfway through a Jacket potato cheese and beans


7.20am: Three quarter slices of watermelon, a handful of blueberries and one banana.

10am: I have some of my homemade iced coffee  with a wedge of Costco Lemon Drizzle cake.

2.15pm - 3.15pm: my best friend’s mum Susan made me the best veggie Shepard’s pie with Quorn mince the night before and I accompanied this with a side salad.

8.30pm – 9.45pm Dinner: King Prawn noodle stir fry with Sweet Chilli and Garlic sauce.


8.00am: I was running late to catch my train so quickly grabbed a banana. I like to eat my bananas when they start developing little brown spots, imo they taste sweeter.

10am (work) Breakfast: A bowl of Tropical Fruit Granoloa with soya milk.

13.30pm-2.30pm: two cheese rolls filled to the brim with homemade prawn mayonnaise and half and avocado side is of course my favourite Kettle Chips.

4pm – 5pm: Five mini cookies (brought in by a client) and a glass of soya milk

9.30-10.30pm: Dinner is the iconic Jacket Potato with cheese and beans.


7.30am: A nectarine, handful of blueberries and a banana, 500ml of filtered water

11.00am: Leftover homemade Iced Coffee and four shortbread biscuit fingers

13.30pm-2.30pm: My nans dinner from Wednesday usually fried fish, potatoes, green beans and a side salad of boiled egg, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and cress.

8.30pm-9.30pm: Fried Mackerel and wholegrain brown rice


7.30am: Fruit loaf with butter and cheese

11.30am: A iced Doughnuts and more Iced Coffee (guys this is honestly so quick, easy and cheap to make)

13:45pm-2.45pm: Mini Fish and Chips with loads of vinegar put on first and salt second, not salt first and vinegar second this is very important.

8.30pm-9.30pm: Homemade Nachos topped with guacamole, salsa, red onion, cherry tomatoes and mature Cheddar cheese


Between meals as I previously mentioned in my skincare post drink around 1.5ml + of filtered water every day. I find it much easier to do this by bringing a refillable bottle to work instead of reminding myself to buy bottled water every day.

So as you can see from my lengthy food diary, I snack a lot, but most importantly I always eat breakfast which mainly consists of eating fruit on an empty stomach. Eating fruits on an empty stomach has many health benefits including cleansing your stomach in preparation for your next meal and helping to regulate your weight. In my opinion the main benefit to eating fruits on an empty stomach is once digested fruits help your body to become more alkaline. The more alkaline your internal system, the less acid present which in turn helps to prevent the development of illness and disease. For more information, watch, FoodInc, and Vegecated they are available on Netflix.

Oh and lastly but most importantly, do not forget to love yourself. I know it can be hard, there are countless times I have been on the verge of a total meltdown having seen #bodygoals pictures splashed all over social media, but I have to remind myself that it’s my imperfections that make me unique and beautiful. Learn to prioritise your happiness and watch as what you want, may it be to gain/lose a few pounds, secure that dream job or a respectful relationship quickly materialize.

Please feel free to ask me any lifestyle questions in the comment section below or by emailing me at 

Rosh xx


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