- What’s for breakfast today?
I am having toasted bread with eggs for breakfast today and the much needed coffee! Breakfast is an essential meal to kick off the day and it helps to awaken my senses and get me going.
Bread for carbs, eggs for protein and coffee to give me that caffeine boost. This is my standard meal almost every working day.
- Reasons for your choice of breakfast?
In the morning, I need carbs for breakfast along with coffee before 9am to get the brain started. This will also help me last through till lunchtime at 12.30pm with my Komoco office colleagues.
Majority of my mornings are spent rushing to work hence I don’t have time to prepare my own breakfast. It helps that we have a canteen in the office building and they servce mainly local delights.
Coffee is without milk for a healthier choice, or what we locals know as Kopi-O!
- What do you usually take for lunch and dinner, and why?
For lunch, I usually have mixed rice at the canteen as well and I try to keep my choices balanced. I’ll pick a meat dish along with two sides of vegetables. Occasionally I opt for noodles but I am more of a rice person.
The only meal that often varies is dinner and I try to keep it as close to after training hours to assist with my recovery. The standard choices are pasta with chicken chop or steak.
- Any food or beverages you don’t consume?
There is no food or beverages I abstain from but there are some I try and avoid.
Foodwise, I stay away from oily fried food as much as I can but sometimes, work schedules don’t give me that luxury so I’ll make up for it by clocking in a few more runs around the field.
As for drinks, I don’t take fizzy drinks due to the sugar content but after a victory on the pitch, a nice ice-cold Coca-Cola is the chosen reward.
- Let us in on that must-have cheat snack everyday?
I get hungry before my 5pm training quite often so I stock up muesli or granola bars in my bag. Going into training or a game feeling hungry makes me feel weak and these energy bars get the job done for me.
- Your professional tips for an athlete’s diet?
The right diet is to balance it all. Try to eat clean but don’t restrict yourself from the ocassional cheat days and try any type of food you want. It is all about moderation for an open mind.