Busy guy needs some advice

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    May 30, 2009 6:45 AM GMT
    I’m a busy guy. I work full time, play baseball, and love spending time with my family. The problem is, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve found it harder and harder to eat right. I need to find a balance between convenient foods and healthy foods because I’ve started to notice a difference in my stamina and my overall health. I know prostate issues are often associated with health, and God knows I don’t want those problems!

    I like to eat organic, or at least natural foods, and I’m hoping to find something that’s available in stores or online that I can add to my diet (supplements? Health bar? Specific items I can easily add to my diet?) that will keep me healthy, provide a balance of nutrition, but that’s also safe and natural.

    I saw an ad on TV for this Natural Prostate Health bar, but wanted to see if anyone has tried it. There are a few other things I’ve found online, like Rival Soy and other health foods that are supposed to help. What do you think? Are any of them worth a shot?

    “Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Timbales

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    May 30, 2009 1:24 PM GMT
    You could try doing what I do. Set aside a little time two or three times a week to plan out and cook your meals. Have them prepped in portable containers (like Gladware) and ready to go. Pack for your day before you leave and you've got your meals handy. You can prep a lot better this way and avoid preservatives and artificial ingredients.
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    Jun 01, 2009 1:00 AM GMT
    balder - I feel you, man. Same deal here - and it's tough cooking for one as well.

    Do you have a farm co-op there, where you pay in and you get fresh fruits & vegetables throughout the season/year? These seem to be getting more popular - and some are certified organic.

    Might help you get some fresh ingredients that are easily prepared.

    I'll look forward to hearing other people's ideas! (Thanks, Timberoo - I like your tip!)
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    Jul 16, 2009 12:01 AM GMT
    Thanks Timberoo and momentum_play for your suggestions. I will try making meals ahead of time.

    I'm also trying to find some type of mens health supplements that I can add to my diet. I would love to hear of any that you have tried personally. Any suggestions??
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Jul 16, 2009 12:18 AM GMT
    You're only 27. I think you're overly-concerned about your prostate. Unless prostate cancer runs in your family, take some Centrum Men's once a day and you'll be good for a couple decades.

    Now, about an easy/healthy/delicious/nutritional snack...I vote for a Clif Bar. So many flavors, almost all are good. And they are good for you, orgnanic, and fillling. Best of the bunch.
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    Jul 16, 2009 12:46 AM GMT
    balder saidI'm also trying to find some type of mens health supplements that I can add to my diet. I would love to hear of any that you have tried personally. Any suggestions??


    What are you missing that you are trying to supplement?

    There are lots of healthy things that take zero prep time. Fruits and vegetables can be eaten raw and most taste better raw anyway.
  • ManinSTL

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    Jul 16, 2009 1:43 AM GMT
    As a suggestion, i ran into this problem when i was in grad school full time and working fulltime.

    Cooking for yourself and planning it out during the week is a good idea, can be hard though to have fresh meals with a busy schedule all planned out. One thing that worked well for me is to also cook various soups and chilis, that are healthy, in bulk and freeze them. Cooking light is a great source for these recipes.

    I would make, maybe every other week, a batch of a different type of soup. Freeze it all and i would use that to supplement my meal plan through the week. I still do this years later and it helps me to eat healthy when time becomes constrained.

    Just my two cents. Hope it helps.
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    Jul 16, 2009 4:57 AM GMT
    jlly_rnchr saidYou're only 27. I think you're overly-concerned about your prostate. Unless prostate cancer runs in your family, take some Centrum Men's once a day and you'll be good for a couple decades.

    Now, about an easy/healthy/delicious/nutritional snack...I vote for a Clif Bar. So many flavors, almost all are good. And they are good for you, orgnanic, and fillling. Best of the bunch.


    OMG yes!!! Clif bars!!!

    I'll buy the chocolate chip ones, put a little chocolate sauce on it, and microwave it for 10-15 seconds. So good.
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    Jul 16, 2009 5:28 PM GMT
    Thanks for the suggestions everyone, I know I'm a young guy but eating right's always been a concern for me. Like I said before, its really hard for me to find time to cook. When I do cook, I'll cook in bulk but those days are rare now. I'm actually not a huge fan of cliff bars, I feel like they're too sweet for me. I ended up trying the Prostate Health Supplement bars at www.goprostect.com that I posted earlier because a friend recommended it to me. I've been feeling good and its extra assurance to me that they're focused on prostate health. The taste surprised me too, so I recommend it to anyone having the same problem as me. The other problem I've got now is fitting in time to exercise in my busy day. Its hard for me to find time to hit the gym between work and the rest of the day. Anyone else with the same problem?
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    Jul 16, 2009 9:49 PM GMT
    balder saidIts hard for me to find time to hit the gym between work and the rest of the day. Anyone else with the same problem?


    It is really a matter of priority. How important is exercise to you? I work full time, and have a kid but still mange time to work out. It means giving up other things but well worth it.