‘Candy dish’ substitute for the office.

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    Feb 25, 2008 3:16 AM GMT
    Hey guys:

    Any suggestions for something I can have in my office in place of the typical little jar or bowl of candies? I used to keep a jar filled with Hershey's minis or bite-size snickers, etc., my co-workers loved it but I was weak and always ate from it so I eliminated it. I want to replace it with something but am at a loss. Any suggestions? Thanks!
  • Timbales

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    Feb 25, 2008 3:19 AM GMT
    Dried fruit?
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    Feb 25, 2008 3:22 AM GMT
    It's not food, but...

    How about a desk calendar with jokes or exercise tips or interesting facts or vocab. words... just a thought.
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    Feb 25, 2008 4:04 AM GMT
    a keg tap.
  • Artesin

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    Feb 25, 2008 4:28 AM GMT
    Fill it up with laxatives, I'm sure youll never touch them after that.

    Or you know almonds work.
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    Feb 25, 2008 5:28 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidDried fruit?


    Yum, dried mango is like a sin it's so good.
  • kinetic

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    Feb 25, 2008 5:50 PM GMT
    How about real fruit?
    -Apples Oranges Bananas ect.
    Maybe nutrition bars? icon_idea.gif
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    Feb 25, 2008 6:02 PM GMT
    An assortment of healthy nuts (almonds, walnuts, etc.). No salt. Just plain nuts.
  • 2theTEE

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    Feb 25, 2008 6:18 PM GMT
    Yep, can't go wrong with plain raw nuts. icon_smile.gif
  • EricLA

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    Feb 25, 2008 6:35 PM GMT
    Not sure anything comes to mind, but given this is cold/flu season -- and then there's also that MRSA thing going around -- do you really want an endless stream of hands digging into a bowl of unwrapped food? Is there some wrapped healthy food options?
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    Feb 25, 2008 6:38 PM GMT
    I always have lifesavers mints.

    There is nothing wrong with spreading a little bit of fresh breath!
  • 2theTEE

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    Feb 25, 2008 6:59 PM GMT
    Excellent point, Eric.

    Have a box of latex gloves next to the bowl of raw nuts.
  • dhinkansas

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    Feb 25, 2008 7:06 PM GMT
    I have chocolate locked in my drawer that I dispense to the hags on an "as needed" basis. When they get unruly, I get the truffles out, and the only sound I hear for awhile is the sound of them grazing on chocolate. For myself, I like crackers...triscut or wheat thins are good, dried fruit, and it's ok to treat yourself to a snickers from time to time.
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    Feb 25, 2008 7:06 PM GMT
    I chew condoms (unused) like gum to alleviate hunger pangs at the office.
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    Feb 26, 2008 1:09 AM GMT
    Thanks guys! I already keep a big bowl of fruit and that has been a great help. If the suggestions offered here get me to look a little bit more like JuhJuhJEFF, EricLA or SDtrainer than I'll start taking RJ advice as gospel! lol Thanks for the input guys!'

    George

    PS – Been following the plan put forth in ‘Fit for Life, not Fat for Life’. It suggests eating only fruit until noon each day, then making sure to consume at least 50% living food each day, which means things that are not cooked, radiated or pasteurized. I do feel better but I haven’t lost any chub and I am lifting and swimming and feel like there isn’t enough protein in this plan. I’ll keep chugging along.
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    Feb 26, 2008 1:28 AM GMT
    To look like those guys? Try eating like crazy, that'll put the weight on icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 26, 2008 1:43 AM GMT
    If you eat enough calories, you won't feel like sweets. You crave sweets when you aren't getting enough carbohydrate in your diet.
  • Squarejaw

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    Feb 26, 2008 1:46 AM GMT
    Chucky, I always read your nutritional posts with interest, but I can assure you that it's possible to crave sweets even when you're getting MORE than enough carbs in your diet.
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    Feb 26, 2008 1:46 AM GMT





    Someone said dried fruit. ew.
  • Squarejaw

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    Feb 26, 2008 1:48 AM GMT
    original714, if you're trying to eat at least 50% living food everyday, then why not fill the bowl with baby chicks? mmm, protein. (and easter's coming up!)
  • Timbales

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    Feb 26, 2008 1:52 AM GMT
    Sounds like the low-carb version of Peeps.
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    Feb 26, 2008 1:56 AM GMT



    get a very small container of maple syrup and a tea spoon.

    put it by your desk.

    take a swag at it when your sweet tooth hit.

    you won't want anything else sweet after that.
  • Starboard

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    Feb 26, 2008 2:11 AM GMT
    I keep a can of Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds at my desk...if you are near a Trader Joes, they've got tons of stuff...try the dried "chile spiced mango" slices...
  • dionysus

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    Feb 26, 2008 9:40 PM GMT
    original714 saidThanks guys! I already keep a big bowl of fruit and that has been a great help. If the suggestions offered here get me to look a little bit more like JuhJuhJEFF, EricLA or SDtrainer than I'll start taking RJ advice as gospel! lol Thanks for the input guys!'

    George

    PS – Been following the plan put forth in ‘Fit for Life, not Fat for Life’. It suggests eating only fruit until noon each day, then making sure to consume at least 50% living food each day, which means things that are not cooked, radiated or pasteurized. I do feel better but I haven’t lost any chub and I am lifting and swimming and feel like there isn’t enough protein in this plan. I’ll keep chugging along.



    in regards to your eating habits, thats the dumbest thing ive heard. breakfast = most important meal of theday. thats when i jack up my carbs and proteins and then my protein increases and my carb decreases until i finally just have some derivation of a really big salad and broiled chicken for dinner. meow.
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    Feb 27, 2008 3:02 AM GMT
    BABY CHICKS! I love it LOL. Closest I'll get to it however is marshmallow peeps, ha ha.