What should I be eating?
How many calories, what foods?
Right now I'm eating a small bowl of fiber cereal with fruit and whole milk, a cup of yogurt, a glass of OJ, and a small granola bar. I think it's about 400-500 calories.
I eat this at 7am and I am starving by noon.
I'm willing to use a blender if it comes to that. I haven't much time in the morning.
April 24th, 2007 7:16pm
what the fuck is wrong with you? cock sucking piece of shit.
April 24th, 2007 7:18pm
you need a small snack in between breakfast and lunch.
April 24th, 2007 7:25pm
just eat some almonds or a hard boiled egg or something in between breakfast and lunch - you cockpuncher.
April 24th, 2007 7:33pm
carry a hard boiled egg to work? nahh. almonds might be good.
April 24th, 2007 7:34pm
Eat more cereal and save the granola bar for a midmorning snack?
Get up earlier and make an omelette? Takes 7-10 minutes.
April 24th, 2007 8:00pm
> I eat this at 7am and I am starving by noon.
That's 5 hours. Being hungry is reasonable. If you want to feel fuller you need more protein and you need more volume.
son of parnas
April 24th, 2007 8:24pm
Oatmeal products make me more hungry minutes after I eat them.
Could be because they go right through me.
If you are concerned about your metabolism, you should eat six small meals a day, preferably under 500 calories per meal (at least that is what I read).
Nuts are filling and satisfying. Anything with a "good fat" (peanutbutter, avocados, nuts, etc.) for your snacks between meals, but in small amounts, will help you make it to your next actual meal.
My favorite snack is trail mix with craisins or a good protein drink with a banana in it.
Good point about the protein, SoP. That yogurt doesn't have quite enough. You need an egg or something.
Omelette. I kid you not. Done right the pan wipes clean and is far less work than cleaning a frikkin' blender.
With a fork, whip one or two eggs and a splach of water together with some pepper and a bit of parsley, tarragon or chervil while the pan heats. Swirl some olive oil in the pan, drop the mix in and cook while you rinse out the mixing bowl. Slide cooked omelette onto plate and eat with fork. Wipe out bowl and pan and grab hat.
But if the blender has to be invoked, drop an egg into the mix. Years ago I bought a chocolate malt eggflip almost daily for breakfast (but then I didn't have to clean the mixer).
April 24th, 2007 9:02pm
A veggie + meet omlette is great. It has lots of high volume low calorie dense food plus a jolt of protein.
son of parnas
April 24th, 2007 9:28pm
But you should eat relatively more carbs per meal early in the day, so an omelette isn't something I would eat without adding something else like a potato, oatmeal, brown rice or something carb-y like that.
Yogurt and oatmeal stimulate my appetite.
My breakfast is a bowl of wholegrain cereal with milk and a banana. If I eat that at 6.30 I am starving by lunchtime. But what is wrong with feeling hungry?
I think if you want a breakfast that will keep you feeling full through the morning, you need protein. Fried eggs, bacon, buttered toast will do it, but it doesn't seem like the healthiest thing to eat every day unless you have an outdoor, active job.
Try a bowl of oatmeal porridge, that will fill you up. Skip the OJ though, that will give you a sugar high and make you feel hungry mid-morning. Whole fruits are good for you, fruit juice is not.
April 24th, 2007 11:17pm
I think humans are actually grazing animals who lost their way and foolishly started eating 3 meals a day.
The days when I feel like I have the most energy and least hunger are ones where I eat berries, fruit, nuts, or cheese every 45-60 minutes. (Oh, can't forget about a straight up slice of wonderbread wth some cool whip.)
Takes too much planning to pull this off at the office and I usually get swept up with work so I don't notice that I've been hungry the last 5 hours.
April 24th, 2007 11:26pm
i just leave food at work. don't you have a break room with a fridge? we actually have a lot of free food at work (startup zone) but it is mostly frozen pizza, cold cuts, sodas, etc.
i have a box of "finn crisp" crackers there, some almonds, frozen broccoli for microwaving, etc.
April 24th, 2007 11:33pm
Agree with, whatever you eat for breakfast, have some munchies at work. Wheat thins or slices of cheese, something to provide a quick snack. I find that something slightly salty tends to be more satisfying (aka wheat thins) but that could just be me.
April 24th, 2007 11:42pm
for me, I go with a quite large bowl of cereal and two toasts, but soya milk instead of dairy. That gets me to lunch, which is a sandwich.
you could take some fruit with you, for mid morning?
April 25th, 2007 7:29am
but your breakfast is an hour before mine. for sure you need something else in the morning.
If you are trying to lose weight, you could try eating more earlier in the day, and then (assuming that you eat at about 6, 7pm) a lighter supper. Cutting out either animal protein or carbs from the evening meal. So it's either rice/potatoes/pasta + vegetables, or meat + vegetables.
Logically, you need more for earlier in the day when you are active. What you eat later in the day is more likely to be stored as fat.
I started this about a month back, alongside my regular gym sessions, and I've lost a couple of pounds since. Feel pretty good too.
April 25th, 2007 7:33am
+1 for snacking on nuts/dried fruit to keep the hunger pangs away too.
April 25th, 2007 7:34am
The problem with nuts and dried fruit is they are very high calorie for very low volume. For the same calories you can have a few raisins or a handful of grapes. The grapes will fill you because they have volume.
son of parnas
April 25th, 2007 9:44am
nut and mid morning fruit are good suggestings.
I can see how an omlet is easier than a blender, but it might still be too high on the prep scale.
April 25th, 2007 6:23pm
Ok, you could make an eggflip - basically a milkshake with an egg in it. Or nuke a scrambled egg mixture in the microwave. Good luck with the washing-up in either case.
Advise skipping the liquor mentioned in the eggflip recipe :)
April 25th, 2007 7:35pm