All in a day's work: Guy the golf coach
Guy Wilson, golf coach
Guy is a 32-year-old golf professional at the Institute of Golf and long-time coach of champion Lydia Ko. He starts coaching at 8am and typically finishes a few hours after sundown. Given he is away from home for a long period he often makes meals to take with him to stop him from getting too hungry. If he doesn’t plan well enough and prepare a meal, (which often happens) he ends up at Subway. Would he describe his diet as typical of others in his profession? "Yes and no. I am not sure what other coaches do, but I’m sure they are looking to eat well and choose proper foods. However workloads sometimes don’t allow for this."
7am 4 pieces of Marmite on toast (brown Burgen bread) and a cup of coffee. I need the coffee to start the day and Marmite is my favourite. Yes I was so depressed when there was none in the country!
1pm Could be as late as 3pm. Subway footlong. By this time I am starving so the footlong is needed.
8:30pm Could be anything from Asian to Indian to Mexican to Kiwi-style cuisine, glass or two of pinot gris. It takes me a while to figure out what I am going to cook but wine is always close after a long day.
Nadia Lim’s nutrition quick fix
Busy work schedules can often mean it’s a bit of a wait until the next meal, which means you need a substantial breakfast to keep you going until the afternoon — cut down on the bread (to 2 or 3 slices) and add in eggs, avocado or nut butters. A filling smoothie (with fruit and yoghurt) would be great too. This will lower the glycaemic index of your meal, resulting in a more gradual energy release so you stay full for longer. Take some healthy snacks with you to curb hunger in the afternoon. Your foot long Subway might soon become a 6-inch, alongside some healthy nuts and fruit to snack on.