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Posted: 15 January 2007 09:59 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi.
I was wondering if anyone has any ideas or suggestions considering how to “squeeze in” a good zone meal when you are eating out, or when you have about 2,7 seconds to grab something while working.
Please advice…..pretty please?

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Posted: 15 January 2007 01:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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-chicken breast w/ veggies
-salads with some type of meat on top, dressing on the side for portion control
-corn tortillas with meat and veggies-depending on the menu & ask them to put any sauce on the side for portion control
-stir fry, sometimes has a lot of oil, but it still is better than a Fatburger with fries-ask for extra veggies to sub for rice or noodles
-burger without the bun or only one side of bun, plus veggies and/or fruit
You get the idea, just sub veggies for any rice, pasta or potatoes. Thanks to Dr. Atkins & the South Beach Diet, this is easy to do in most places.

Grocery store quickies-and I mean food items-
string cheese, turkey slices, fruit, precut veggies, almonds, non-fat plain yogurt (I know, I don’t eat it either. But some people love it), Zone bars to get to the next meal.

I’ll keep thinking.

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Posted: 15 January 2007 02:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Albacore Tuna Steak with Lemon & Pepper (Foil Package) box of sweet grape tomatoes and 10 almonds at any grocery store, but easy to carry with you, needs no refrigeration.

SS We thought you just bit the heads off chickens.

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Posted: 15 January 2007 02:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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SS Jack In The Box Tacos!

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Posted: 15 January 2007 02:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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SS, try prepackaging your chicken heads at the beginning of the week…
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I have been wondering how those albacore steaks taste.

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Posted: 15 January 2007 06:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Darn chickens keep getting away…I am too slow.
Thank you all for the inputs I have never heard of Albacore Tuna Steak, but I will make a great effort to find it. Any fruits to stay away from?
I am currently TRYING to do something like this:
Non Fat yoghurt (yeah I am one of “them” people) and PB&J in the morning.
Some sort of chicken salad for lunch.
Dinner is always a problem…..usually some sort of sandwiches.
I have 2 snacks in between, usually fruit, nuts or something simmilar.
I don’t think I will be able to strictly follow it, but I want to eat healthier, you know?

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Posted: 16 January 2007 02:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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McDonalds:

Grilled chicken sandwich w/ NO dressing
Eat chicken, lettuce and tomato, toss the bun

Order their yogurt + fruit thingie it has grapes & apples (don’t remember what’s it’s called) toss the candied almonds. 

Add a side salad (toss crutons and portion control the dressing)

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Posted: 16 January 2007 03:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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High glycemic fruits to stay away from are primarily pineapple, banana, raisins and dried fruit.  Remember they are still ok in small doses.. best to use the dark fruits and berries blueberries blackberries rasberries strawberries contain the most anti-oxidants.

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Posted: 16 January 2007 10:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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It may not be zone perfect but here is what i like in the AM. Container of yogurt, organic oatmeal with flax seeds, 50grams of protein powder and a handful of blueberries. Tends to be around 500 calories but they are good ones. Also, I grill a couple of pounds of chicken on sunday, and through them over salad for lunch each day. Snacks of nuts and fruit and some protein shakes 2x a day as well. Each evening it takes me about 10 minutes to through it all together. I put it all in a cooler and take it to work with me. Dinner is what ever my wife makes but it is usual beef or fish, veggies and brown rice or sweet potatoes. Everything is organic as well. If I keep it this tight, on the weekend i will have eggs and toast and a salad each day and cheat for 2 meals on the weekend. Those consist of whatever I want to eat and definately not zone perfect. I grew up in an Italian family, so pizza, pasta and good bread are a necessity. If I sytematicaly cheet, It is easier to abstain throughout the week. My 2 cents.

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Posted: 17 January 2007 07:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Thanks to everybody who gas “chimied in” with suggestions and advise.
I am still trying to get there, but I think I am getting there. However…..does anyone know how long you “dragg-ass” (i.e. being tired, grumpy etc etc) untill the supposed energy burst show up? Only good thing comming out of that is that my co-workers don’t even come close to me now… LOL

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Posted: 17 January 2007 12:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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about two weeks. For some just 3-5 days.  Did you get rid of the sugar too ?

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Posted: 17 January 2007 03:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Can you find a grocery or market?

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Posted: 17 January 2007 03:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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if you’re eating clean, you shouldn’t be wearin’ down the shag.

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Posted: 17 January 2007 10:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I am trying to get rid of sugar even though it is sneaking in a little every once in a while. Per grocery store, I have acces to one on a limited basis and it’s not a very good one…. What should I concentrate on to get that I can “hoard” and bring with me for work?

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Posted: 17 January 2007 11:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Apples! String Cheese. Almonds. They generally keep well. A fridge will keep the cheese longer.

You can bring boiled eggs to work too if you can keep them cool. I take cottage cheese, but some people don’t like it.

A lot of people feel tired and crabby at first (usually about 2 weeks) but probably like LD said, it might be the food choices rather than the amount.

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