As promised, here’s our weekly update from Hello Doctor’s CEO Andy, who’s in week 3 of the Tim Noakes eating plan.
We ran our questions past Andy, and here’s his feedback:
1. Have you lost any more weight or body fat?
Yes, I lost another 1kg last week, so in total I’ve lost 3kg in 3 weeks.
2. How were your energy levels last week?
Overall they are better, but last Tuesday was a problem for me. I was in Johannesburg for business and didn’t eat enough fat during the day, so I crashed late afternoon. It took 2 glasses of full cream milk to perk me up again!
3. How are your food cravings?
I’ve finally “broken” my sugar craving, which is great, but I still miss drinking beer!
4. Did you have any cheat days last week?
No cheat days, but I did eat out for dinner 3 times, and drank wine, which means I broke the 11th commandment!
5. Overall, how are you feeling at this stage of the eating plan?
Honestly, I’m feeling great, and I’m in a routine with the diet and enjoying the food and recipes. At this point, it’s all looking very positive.
We also caught up with Ali, Andy’s wife, who told us that they went with friends to the Constantia Fresh food and wine day last Saturday at Buitenverwagting.
“We went with 6 of our friends to Constantia Fresh, where they had invited a few chefs to provide the food, and of course many of the local wine farms were invited too. The funniest thing happened when we were in a queue for the Pork Belly Burgers. 2 out of our crew of 8 are on the Tim Noakes eating plan, so when we ordered we asked for 8 burgers, 6 with rolls and 2 without. The chef, Brad Ball from Sixteen82, said to the staff: ‘8 please, with 2 Tim Noakes burgers.’ Here’s a picture of our “special” Tim Noakes Pork Belly Burgers, they were delicious!”
Find out more about the Tim Noakes eating plan here.