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    Diet while at work

    Im going to start my internship next week. It's only three days a week since it's for credit, and I was thinkin there is no way I'm going to be able to eat as much as I do now while at work. For any of you with jobs 9-5 with only one lunch break HOW DO YOU DO IT? Any advice or feedback is appreciated.

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    Great question. I would bring some pre-cooked food to work and eat at your desk. I mean, people will eat donuts and drink coffee at their desk, so you can eat salmon or chicken there too. It really depends on your job and the office enviornment. Nuts are also a GODSEND since they are small, portable and filling.

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    Protein bars & MRP's do it for me in a pinch.

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    Just make the best possible choices of what will be available and then get back to eating strict when your 3 days are over.

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    yup,try to prepare your foods and zip lock them.also mix up a protein shake,maybe some cans of tuna....

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    cans of tuna, almonds. try some meal replacemnet shakes, protein powders etc.

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    IVe thought of all this, but do any of you actually bring in protein shakes, tuna, etc. to your office? I feel like i could only get away with a protein bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImmmtheIceman
    IVe thought of all this, but do any of you actually bring in protein shakes, tuna, etc. to your office? I feel like i could only get away with a protein bar.
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImmmtheIceman
    Im going to start my internship next week. It's only three days a week since it's for credit, and I was thinkin there is no way I'm going to be able to eat as much as I do now while at work. For any of you with jobs 9-5 with only one lunch break HOW DO YOU DO IT? Any advice or feedback is appreciated.
    You think you'll actually get to leave your desk during your "lunch break"? Bah ha ha ha ha. Not if you were my intern.

    Dude, just bring some food and eat at your desk. Everyone does it - although too many people eat donuts instead of chicken and soda instead of protein shakes.

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    Yeah, screw the bars....... utilize real food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImmmtheIceman
    IVe thought of all this, but do any of you actually bring in protein shakes, tuna, etc. to your office? I feel like i could only get away with a protein bar.
    Current contents of lower desk drawer:

    12 packages of tuna
    3 tupperware bowls
    4 spoons
    3 forks
    2 knives
    can of quaker oats
    small can of protein powder
    louisianna hot sauce
    frank's hot sauce
    vitamins, r-ala, biotin.
    jar of natural peanut butter
    bag of almonds
    bag of walnuts

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    You're a BAD MAN!!!!!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by SwoleCat
    You're a BAD MAN!!!!!!!



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    ****.. i dont think that can even fit into my draw at work..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwoleCat
    Yeah, screw the bars....... utilize real food.

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    SC......are their any protein bars out there that you recomend???

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    I get made fun of every day in the pharmacy while I have a protein bar/shake &
    every one else is having McDonalds or Dairy Queen....but they wonder how come
    they can't lose any weight...........

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    OK I guess thats what im gonna do then, cuz that would be horrible if i only eating breakfast at 6 AM, lunch at like 1 PM and dinner when i get home at 7 or 8 PM. that would suck bigtime

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwoleCat
    Yeah, screw the bars....... utilize real food.

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    So enough 'guys in the know' (yourself, Daman, etc) preach out against bars and MRPs, or at least their excessive use that I have been firmly converted to that viewpoint, I would, however, appreciate if you guys could explain exactly why they're so inferior. SImply for my own edification if nothing else

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGreen
    So enough 'guys in the know' (yourself, Daman, etc) preach out against bars and MRPs, or at least their excessive use that I have been firmly converted to that viewpoint, I would, however, appreciate if you guys could explain exactly why they're so inferior. SImply for my own edification if nothing else
    Well since this is a public forum, I will take a stab at your question. Besides protein bars being expensive, not quite filling (for me at least - I'd need 2 or 3), and full of crappy sugars and sometimes hydrogenated oils (no good!!), they just don't provide as much nutritional "bang for the buck" like, say a green leaf salad (keep the carbs in check though!) with olive oil and cold chicken or tuna tossed on top. I mean with the chicken/fish/beef salad (I like) you not only get EFA's, but you get tons of vitamins and MEAT with all of its potassium, iron, protein, vitamins etc. For another idea, you can cook some hardboiled eggs at home and bring those in too as a snack - eat them whole. Now not much packs more nutrition per ounce and per dollar than eggs - . For $1/dozen and all the nutrition you get, you can't go wrong. Compared to protein bars and MRP's, whole eggs or a meat salad like I just described would be FAR superior choice.

    And besides that, what did guys do without protein bars & MRP's in the past when they weren't available? Eat real, quality food, that's what. They couldn't eat protein bars and they still had great physiques. Why not do the same today?

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    Everyone knows its absolutely better to eat real food rather than MRPs and protein bars, but... the latter are better than nothing, right? If you can get to nothing else, those will do, but try to get some real foods as your main nutritional sources. Do your best to eat well when you can...

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    I had a leadership conference last week. Optimum chocolate and plain almonds (not to mention a ton of coffee) got me through it. Mark

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    BadMan..you desk sounds like mine..except I have 2 drawers

    second from the bottom: liquid clen , liquidex, multi vitamins, vitamin b12, b6, a, fish oil, calcium, biotin, vanadyl sulfate, e, c, saw palmetto, milk thistle, folic acid, and nolvadex .

    bottom drawer: 10 7.1oz tuna pouches, olive oil, flax oil, non fat coffee creamer, cream of rice, cinnamon, forks, spoons, knives, bowl, coffee cup and mustard.

    so the moral of the story is...you can make it work. People call me big tuna, but that's a price i pay with pride!!

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    be sure to bring a jug for your water. runnning back and forth for you water will sem like an excuse not to work. the food just to others like he knows what he is doing. you will notice others around the office start shopping for there drawers even though it will be microwave popcorn ramennoodle soops and jello cups.

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    hope the office has a microwave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tork
    be sure to bring a jug for your water. runnning back and forth for you water will sem like an excuse not to work. the food just to others like he knows what he is doing. you will notice others around the office start shopping for there drawers even though it will be microwave popcorn ramennoodle soops and jello cups.
    Ha ha ha. You may be a harder slave driver than me. I've never fired anyone for too many trips to the water cooler.

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