Not much time to eat right, what to do?

  • maximumrisk

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    Aug 08, 2007 2:06 AM GMT
    Hey guys,
    I have kind of a problem here. Since I am going back to gym, my freetime got almost to 0. I have to work till 6. By bad traffic I am near the gym at 07:30 and my last bus home goes at 9. So I dont have much possibility to eat something before the training. And when I come home at 09:30, I think it should be to late to eat something but all day I have no other opportunity to eat something either the McDoof or Tacobell. And both are just to much trash for me. I feel like I am working out for nothing, because everything I eat at that hour will go directly back on my belly or elsewhere and I had once over 200 pounds. I dont want to have that again. So please, if anyone has a good advice for me i would be thankful.
  • maximumrisk

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    Aug 08, 2007 2:08 AM GMT
    Ups, clicked the wrong Forum. sorry Guys. Do I have to give it a secound time into the right one or is it okay this way?
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    Aug 08, 2007 4:12 PM GMT

    Sorry - Lots of Ideas, but no idea what is available in Guatamala.

    What about concentrating on a decent breakfast, grazing throughout the day, and then having a power/protein shake for dinner.

    Alternatively all the fast food places now serve pretty decent salads, and most sell milk or spring water now too.

    How about one of the places that sells garden veggie wraps - I'll bet your local deli or market sells them.

    Look around and experiment.

    R
  • maximumrisk

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    Aug 08, 2007 4:46 PM GMT
    Sounds good. The problem I hava with going to somewhere healthy, its not always cheap here and I have to live with 20 Dollar per week. So I am kind of in trouble. But your idea of breakfasting good and then just a proteinshake in the evening sounds good.
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    Aug 08, 2007 4:59 PM GMT
    I am doing the Abs Diet. It's easy to follow--there are basically 12 "power foods" and you build all your meals around them. You might give it a look.
  • maximumrisk

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    Aug 08, 2007 5:27 PM GMT
    Sounds good. thx.
  • DiverScience

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    Aug 08, 2007 6:14 PM GMT
    Make large batches and store them in tupperware, you can carry them with you.
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    Aug 08, 2007 6:21 PM GMT
    Exactly what he said. If you are very concerned about what you eat and your time, really consider prepping food ahead of time, or at least partially so that all you have to do is reheat and it's done.

    Tupperware will become your future best friend as you can store all your meals for the day in them. Don't feel that because of the tupperware you have to limit what foods you can eat. Be creative. I sometimes have two or even three meals in the same large container so that I don't have a large number of containers.
  • maximumrisk

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    Aug 08, 2007 6:37 PM GMT
    Thats a very good idea. I thought of that too a few times. We dont really have something at work where we can heat things. But we have a stove where the Housekeepers prepare their food mostly, maybe I can use that somehow. I dont like them but there is no other alternativ.
  • zakariahzol

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    Aug 08, 2007 11:14 PM GMT
    At my work place it kinda seem girl like to bring tupperware to pack food. So I have to hide my in my bag and eat alone where other people dont see me. I wish there more health / low calories restaurant so I dont have to do this.
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    Aug 08, 2007 11:17 PM GMT
    Tupperware is effeminate??
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    Aug 08, 2007 11:23 PM GMT
    Hey Max... you can get a thermal knapsack at Target or Walmart (cheaper then Sportmart), nuke your meals at home and keep them hot until time to eat. We do this every day - twice - for our midmorning and midafternoon meals.

    Make sure to rehydrate them well before you nuke 'em, nuke 'em hard, and don't get a larger knapsack than you actually need. They'll keep hotter longer when they're not in a big bag of air....

    Using this approach we keep our food tolerably (and safely) hot for about 2-3 hours.

    Joey
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    Aug 09, 2007 12:04 AM GMT
    PS-has the right idea.
    I do exactly that as I have to eat every few hours anyway and this makes it a lot easier than no eating at all or eating later than the scheduled time.
    Ric
  • zakariahzol

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    Aug 09, 2007 10:36 AM GMT
    OW,

    Tupperware is effeminate??

    Here we go again!. This cultural differences things. OK , in my country food stall , street vendors is really everywhere. They are abundance ,convinient, cheap and delicious, but unfortunately extremely high in calories. Most of us working here have our lunch in this stall. Its extremely rare to find people bring food from home for their lunch.

    Maybe some ladys will bring some leftover in order to save money. Bringing food in colourful plastic tupperware is consider childish (as a school boy I used to do that) and effeminate. No adult male ,especially tough guys will risk doing that. When I try to lose weight I used to do it one day. My friend just look at me with disbelieve look and start asking some insinuating (i hope I spell that right) like who cook that, how much you save by doing that, as though I am some kinda wierdo and cheapskate.

    When I used to work in Michigan as a maintenance person with all this red necks and tough American, it really common for me to bring those brown bag with sandwichs for my lunch and it really no big deal.

    It a cultural this OW. It dont always make sense but that make the world intersting.
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    Aug 09, 2007 11:46 PM GMT
    If you have time to eat you have time to eat right. Trust me on this.
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    Aug 10, 2007 1:31 AM GMT
    I've got a bud starting up a 'Raw Bar" business. Its a new health food kick around here. You only eat "live" organic food. Fruits, nuts, veggies. Since nothing is cooked it doesn't take any time to "prepare" meals. I don't think you can do it on $20/week. Bad food ( preserved empty calories) was invented to keep bellys full at minimum cost. Nutrious foods have always been relatively expensive.
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    Aug 10, 2007 3:51 PM GMT
    just be careful guys....microwave energy will change the molecular makeup of your food from good...to plastic crap. and also make sure if u do 'nuke' your food, that u have safe plastic containers.
    I'm sticking to buying fresh stuff on the run, even if it does occasionally come from a fast food joint, cause I don't believe the microwave oven is our best friend.
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    Aug 10, 2007 5:07 PM GMT
    I haven't really done it myself, but one year our crop of summer interns were all trying to be superjocks. They carried around backpacks full of food portions for their eight-meals-a-day. It seemed like they were always either eating or brushing & flossing.

    When I was a little kid, way back before microwaves, I enjoyed hot lunches on the farm with my great-granddad. He'd put our lunches in aluminum pans with tight lids, and set them on the flat-head motor in the old Dodge truck, while we were hauling hay or cherries. By the time we got back to the barn, it was cooked!
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    Aug 14, 2007 7:08 PM GMT
    I concur on the large breakfast, graze all day idea. You'd be surprised how little you need the rest of the day when you really pack on the calories in the AM. Portable food should get you through the rest of the day. Start off with a feast. Breakfast is the cheapest meal anyway. I did the math and mine costs $1.00/meal.
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    Aug 14, 2007 8:33 PM GMT
    ATX - I'd challenge that practice. Your body has a limited ability to utilize nutrients. Any that it cannot put to work it will store as fat.

    True, a good breakfast is necessary - you've been fasting for about 12 hours and your body is depleted. But it's not a substitute for good nutrition throughout the day.

    For a quickie recharge when you can't do anything else, try pasteurized liquid eggwhites mixed with maltodextrin to provide the protein/carb ratio your eating plan dictates. You can put a flavored water (i.e. crystal light) in there to make it interesting.

    J.
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    Aug 14, 2007 11:26 PM GMT
    PSBigJoey: I don't know what maximumrisk does for a living. Often I'm outside being physical at work. Sounds like he at least walks a lot. So hopefully a big breakfast sufficiently burn off just in time for when he can recharge. He'll find the right size breakfast for him, but again, it's cheap and seems like the one meal most likely to get used efficiently by the body (by virtue of being first).

    I'm prone to hyperbole. Perhaps "feast" was a bit much.

    Anyway, some of you guys who are intensely focused on your physique surely know more than I about nutrition.
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    Aug 22, 2007 6:55 PM GMT
    I ALWAYS have a can of Tuna in my gym bag....95 grams of tuna is 16 grams of low fat protein or so I have been told.....eat it staright out of the can no reheating just a convenient snack

    Craig. Perth