POLL: food consumption

How much food do you consume? At 6am I had an 8oz fruit smoothie with strawberries, blueberries, yougurt, bannana and protein powder. at 9:30 I had a big bowl of granola with yogurt, strawberries and blueberries. This didn't hold me over long. it seems like I need a meal every couple hours? just wanna see if this is how much people always eat? Seriously, an hours after dinner im hungry again...I just cant keep up!

Posted on July 20, 2010 at 9:05 am
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It's actually healthier to eat every 2-3 hours - it's better for your metabolism.  


When you are first born, you eat every 3 hours or so. . .and for some reason in society we've trained ourselves to eat only 2-3 meals per day!  Doesn't make sense.  If you eat every 2-3 hours, you stabilize your blood sugar.


I find that if I eat every 2-3 hours I am able to maintain my weight.  If I don't, the weight creeps back on.  I also eat a LOT more now than I used too, and am thinner than I have been in years.


Typical day:


Breakfast: 100 calorie/whole grain english muffin with natural peanut butter, coffee


snack: fruit!  I'm a fruit junkie


Lunch: stir fry, leftovers, a quick broth-based soup (I work from home and just cook up lunch every day), etc.


snack: more fruit!  Or some edemame, a piece of chocolate, a homemade latte, etc.


Dinner: DH and I eat super healthy.  It's always some kind of Indian food (basically, mashed tomatoes and onions full of spices over a small cup of basmati rice), or a salad, a broth-based soup, stir fry's, etc.


Snack: (YUP!) DH and I eat fruit again after dinner for dessert :)


If you find you are hungry, add more protein - you're getting fiber from all that fruit, but something like almonds or peanut butter will hold you over longer. . .

Posted on July 20, 2010 at 9:54 am
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My typical day...


10 AM - hot green tea


11:30 AM - whatever catering my work got that day (we have lunch catered to us 3 days a week). Today was Mediterranean-inspired stuffed chicken, lemon orzo, and bean sprout salad. I drink water.


4 PM - cashew/date bar or small bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats with almonds. Some more water.


7 PM - often fish of some sort with steamed vegetables. I'll drink water or milk. More frequently water.


...I don't eat much I guess? D:

Posted on July 20, 2010 at 5:07 pm
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maybe that is why I cant loose wight.... I only have breakfast, lunch and dinner... sometimes a snack before dinner, when i am too hungry...


Gotta change those habits!!!


 

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 6:11 am
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ugh, i hate protein lol, im just not much of a meat person. But seariously, shouldnt i feel full after eating?


lingy-um, two thing- is your work hiring? and can i have your stomache? lol


so here is my log for today:


8am: bagel with butter and cream cheese


10am: big bowl or granola (probably 1.5-2 cups?) with 4+ tablespoons greek yogurt, a handful of blueberries and 5 strawberries. That was less than an hour ago and I'm still hungry.


I will have an egg salad sandwhich and bananna for lunch between 12 and 1, then a necterine at 3, protein bar at 5 then dinnner at 7:30 (hopefully I get back from the gym sooner so I can eat! lol). thats houw my meal plan should go, but I always seen to run out of the food I brought. =(

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 7:21 am
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omg, i'm a pig, i eat way too much and it's fattening. i'm on summer break and it seems like i spend all my time at the grocery store and cooking.


i had a small ham and cheese panini this morning and will have a home made hamburger with fries :-(


when i go back to work i'll be gack on the salad routine. hope it gets better.


jess, you might want to add a little bit more to your snacks? like it was suggested. eating multiple times a day is so healthy, you might have to shop for some more snacks in between. i always pack carrots, yogurt, salads and nuts during work days.


 

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 9:34 am
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you dont think my big bowls of granola are big enough?! ps....make me a panini?! =)

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 10:52 am
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jess143 - LOL! If you're even half serious, here's our careers page http://corp.gaiaonline.com/careers

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 1:29 pm
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too bad im computer stupid =( lol

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 2:32 pm
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jess - skip the granola (it's full of fast carbs that will make you hungry faster). You do need to eat more protein,  but if you don't like meat there are tons of other options! Fish, eggs, cottage cheese, beans, lentils, quinoa, nuts, low fat cheeses...


I usually pour non-sweetened yogurt over my cottage cheese and add fruits and berries. That'll boost the protein content and you'll feel full longer.


Eggs are a great protein source, omelettes are my fave! Spinach omelette with tomatoes and cheese, yum!

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 7:55 pm
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Oh, and a typical weekday for me looks like this:


6am - 2 boiled eggs, 1/2 cup of orange juice (WITH pulp, for the fibre)


8am - big cup of coffee with milk and a piece of whole grain bread with butter


12am - 1 cup plain yoghurt (not sweetened) with cottage cheese, nuts and berries


2pm - a piece of fruit, one or two squares of dark chocolate


6pm - dinner, which is leafy greens (spinach, aruula, whatever), cucumber, tomatoes, fresh mushrooms, olives, cottage cheese plus a slice of ham or some grilled chicken or some other fish/meat/egg protein.


Weekends look like this:


10am - bacon & eggs, a piece of toast, glass of orange juice, coffee


2pm - snack, maybe a smoothie or ice latte and a muffin


7pm - dinner, depends on the mood, but less healthy than during the week :-) And dessert!!

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 8:02 pm

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