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    Manual workers and Labourers !!!

    Hi guys

    I work in an office, so handy for me the fridge is only a few meters away and I can pretty much eat what I want when I want.

    I am just curious to know how and what you guys who do manual labour jobs eat, I mean, how do you keep food chilled, how do you store it and what exactly do you eat ?

    Any thoughts ?

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    That's a good question, I work in a Nice Air Conditioned office too

    We gotta have some contruction workers in the house???

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    Tupperware and an Igloo cooler...and protein bars. I pack my meals for the entire day, minus breakfast meals which I have at home. When to busy to stop, I may eat 10-12 times in the day...just much smaller portions every hour or so. It is definately much harder to maintain a strict schedule, but I try my best anyways to get the macros I need. Working long nights is a killer too. I train in the mornings, which is alright but not what I prefer for weight training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austex
    Tupperware and an Igloo cooler...and protein bars. I pack my meals for the entire day, minus breakfast meals which I have at home. When to busy to stop, I may eat 10-12 times in the day...just much smaller portions every hour or so. It is definately much harder to maintain a strict schedule, but I try my best anyways to get the macros I need. Working long nights is a killer too. I train in the mornings, which is alright but not what I prefer for weight training.
    i hear ya...night shift sucks. every morning when i got off i would be just draggin so i didnt even lift. once i got back on a day sched i saw results within weeks.

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    Its not that bad i eat before work 6:30 get a coffee break again at 9 (protein shake)...lunch at noon (i prepare all my food on sunday for the week. chicken and broccoli) and we're off by 3:15 time for my pre-workout meal...i also usually chew on some beef jerky throughout the day and have some almonds i carry in a zip-lock bag

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    a huge cooler w/ ike 8 meals in it, better than a fridge, and a thermos when its cold for hot meals

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    ok.. lets say you can't have a cooler..

    dehydrated meat.. i do my own.. chicken, beef, deer, turkey..

    and i know what's in it..
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    did that in the military all the time..
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    I work for fedex in one of their warehouses. I move packages from 5pm to midnight sometimes. I get only a ten minute break throughout my entire shift so i guzzle extra water then. As for food... well lately i've been eating tunafish, chicken, protein shakes, and water only. I do this for 8 weeks at a time, this is my 3rd 8 week bananza. But i fill up for sure on these foods when i eat, so i try to avoid fat. Sometimes I add flaxseed oil to my shakes.

    I eat after the gym, then head to work with a bottle of water, then i eat a little snack when i get home, and plop out on my bed. It's a very demanding job, packages weigh up to 150 lbs, and there are oodles of them. About 1600 a night, monday through friday. Kind of fun though. =)

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    I eat a breakfast before work about 6:30am 1000 cal gainer shake, 1 cup (uncooked) oatmeal. Then we break at 10:00 am, I have brought a microwave to the job site so I have steak and eggs, the steak i cook the night before. We break again at 1:00pm where i usuallay heat up chicken, rice and brocolli which I have also prepared the night before. Then we are finished at 3:00pm. inbetween meals at work i snack on stuff like rice cake an almonds

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    I drove a truck 12-14 hours a day(midnight til about 1pm). I'd put 10 scoops of protein(250 grams) with some MCT oil in a thermos and drink it thoughout the day. Plus a bunch of twinkies and vending machine food. It was hard work so the promlem was keeping weight on. Fast food for the first and last meal of the day too.

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    im a carpenter i eat my breakfast at 6:30, at 9am i eat , 12 i eat, 2:230 i eat, and i pack it in a cooler with ice (i work for family so it is easier on me)

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    When I worked my summer job people would always ask me what I had today. Despite the fact that I would eat the same thing everyday. Some people are just easily amused I guess. Anybody else have to deal with people like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewKid
    When I worked my summer job people would always ask me what I had today. Despite the fact that I would eat the same thing everyday. Some people are just easily amused I guess. Anybody else have to deal with people like that?
    all the time. everyone always has something to say about the food i eat. "is that cat food" "dont you ever get sick of eating the same thing every day?" "why are you on a diet, you dont need to lose weight" etc. it was annoying at first, but ive learned to deal with it. plus, i know they are just jealous anyway

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    everyone makes fun of my gallons of water and my cooler of food.. screw them

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    Ive worked some places where people dont eat ALL DAY. They REALLY dont understand. Oh well-Like Decadbal said-you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtinaunasty
    all the time. everyone always has something to say about the food i eat. "is that cat food" "dont you ever get sick of eating the same thing every day?" "why are you on a diet, you dont need to lose weight" etc. it was annoying at first, but ive learned to deal with it. plus, i know they are just jealous anyway
    NO shit they are jealous im in college and i bring a LUNCHBOX in class and i'll eat and go about my business. it doesnt look appatizing at all and people are like why are ya on a diet etc... and they bitch how my tuna smells but i know they wish they looked like me also sometimes i run to my truck and down a meal i got in my cooler in like 3 minutes in between classes so id imagine bein a laborer youd have to do the same.

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    haha...i eat in class too. at first i wouldnt bring tuna in order to spare them. but now i do it on purpose because they had jokes. now they think i eat cat food. hehe. but even at work, they are all used to it by now. the only thing i get is the occasional comment about my humongous cooler i have to bring (i work 12 hr shifts...plus class)
    but the bldg i work in is really big and they have little kitchenettes...so im lucky in that aspect. i can heat up some of my meals.

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