My Edinburgh: Lucy Porter, Comedian
Monday 10 August 2009
I guarantee that if you follow my Edinburgh festival diet and exercise plan you will lose at least half a stone.*
Porridge with fruit - basically whatever fruit Richard Herring has bought and foolishly left in the fridge. I take as much as I can manage without him noticing.
A baked potato from with a healthy filling, plus salad.
Home-made wholewheat pasta with a light tomato sauce.
Plenty of water, fruit juice and herbal teas.
Running up and downhill to the Pleasance. I've joined the gym.
Toast and butter. Richard has become suspicious and I think he might be licking his fruit before he puts it in the fridge.
I didn't eat breakfast until about 11.30 because I've started getting up a bit later. So mid-afternoon lunch is the last time I'll eat before my 8.20 show, and technically counts as dinner as well. Call it linner or dunch. It's usually a quick sandwich.
A Tunnock's caramel wafer, or maybe two, to keep me going between dunch and showtime, plus a hotdog after the show.
A relaxing post-show glass of wine, maybe a couple more.
Walking to the Pleasance although guiltily I sometimes take a taxi. I'm still going to the gym, but largely just to sit in the steam room and sweat out the red wine.
On waking, I find a half-eaten bag of chips next to my face. I eat a couple and go back to sleep.
Can't really face eating before my show. Afterwards I manage a hotdog and two burgers.
A couple more hotdogs between late shows, a bag of chips, with the rest for breakfast next day.
Oh God, yes.
Weaving back home via Rapido for chips after getting thrown out a taxi.
*And a couple of years off your life.
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