It's a jungle out there

Actress and singer Toyah Willcox can't do without her daily chocolate fix. "Normally I'm a really careful eater, and particularly since I've been performing in Calamity Jane , I've had to watch what I eat. I can't eat right before I go onstage and I try to avoid meat and dairy. I've also discovered mangoes make my joints ache and so do too many lemons. Robert and I [husband, Robert Fripp] eat lots of salads and raw food and I take cod liver oil, vitamin E and a supplement called ReviFace for my skin every day. We grow our own tomatoes at our home in the country and I do a sun-dried version in the Aga. 

My food diary here reflects the week I spent almost continually in my car driving to London for meetings about I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here . I ate a lot of chocolate, but I am a chocoholic - two bars a day, preferably Cadbury's milk chocolate. My ambition is to sing the Cadbury's Flake jingle. 

I'm was very nervous at the prospect of having to eat grubs on I'm a Celebrity , because I didn't think I could do it without retching, and I hate the idea of killing anything, but I like the rice and beans." 

Toyah Willcox's new album, Velvet Lined Shell is out now on Vertical Species VSR001. I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, ITV 

Monday 
Breakfast Weetabix, soya milk. 
Lunch In car all day, so cheese and pickle sandwich from garage, lots of different Cadbury's chocolate, Quavers, Diet Coke. 
Dinner Avocado and prawns, mushroom soup and bread roll, bread and butter pudding. 

Tuesday 
Breakfast Weetabix and soya milk. 
Lunch At home, so a healthier regime. Roast chicken without the skin, apple, water. 
Tea Houmus, cheese crackers, Cadbury's creme egg, Diet Coke. 
Dinner Roast chicken, houmus, chocolate. 

Wednesday 
Breakfast Weetabix and soya milk. 
Lunch In the car again, going to London for meetings, so ate Cadbury's chocolate, a tuna and sweetcorn sandwich, Diet Coke. 
Dinner Salad with egg, beetroot, chicken and Ryvita. Marshmallows and Liquorice Allsorts. 

Thursday 
Breakfast Filming all day so kicked off with a mandarin, decaffeinated green tea, Weetabix and soya milk. 
Lunch Packet of Mini Cheddars, four Black Magic chocolates, three marshmallow biscuits, Time Out biscuit. 
Dinner Grapes, vegetable chilli, Cadbury's Creme Egg. 

Friday 
Breakfast Mandarin, grapes, Weetabix and soya milk. 
Lunch Custard slice, Cheesy Wotsits, yoghurt. 
Dinner Salad Niçoise, baked potato, Cadbury's Creme Egg, Caramel Snack-a- Jacks. 

Saturday 
Breakfast Grapes, Weetabix and soya milk. 
Lunch Salad of olives, my sun-dried tomatoes in the Aga, beetroot, sweetcorn, yoghurt and cottage
cheese. 
Dinner Scampi, peas, Diet Coke, Cadbury's Creme Egg. 

Sunday
Breakfast Decaffeinated green tea, Weetabix and soya milk. 
Lunch Roast tofu, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, beetroot, two caramel Snack-a-Jacks. 
Dinner Salad of olives, sun-dried tomatoes, beetroot, rocket, lamb's lettuce. Large orange, small apple, ice cream and chocolate. 

The Observer, 2003