How I eat

The Guardian - Feast - - Rachel Roddy - Tracy-Ann Ober­man Ac­tor


I start with a healthy con­coc­tion: an iron tonic, an aloe vera and neem, and fresh juice (greens and ap­ple). And then I promptly have a dou­ble espresso – just to re­tox­ify the sys­tem. I went four years with­out cof­fee, but I like it so much that I find it re­ally hard to avoid.


Salmon, a Greek salad, some soup. If I’m feel­ing wild, a spicy tuna sand­wich. I used to be very care­ful about bread, but my friend Dr El­lie Can­non tells me few peo­ple are ac­tu­ally gluten-in­tol­er­ant and, in mod­er­a­tion, bread is fine.


At 11am I of­ten have some muesli, with berries and milk – oat or nor­mal; I’m not fussy. The 4pm slump is a killer, though – I’m just crav­ing sugar to get me through. I’ll have a ba­nana, or some dark choco­late with ginger. I drink lots of herbal tea. I like nor­mal tea, too.


At the mo­ment I’m re­ally into the Detox Kitchen Bi­ble cook­book.

I did MasterChef a few years ago – I wasn’t very good, but it taught me to be ad­ven­tur­ous in my cook­ing.

Tracy-Ann Ober­man stars in Noël Cow­ard’s Present Laugh­ter, 20 April-12 May, Fes­ti­val The­atre, Chich­ester

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