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?
-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.
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?
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.
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.
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…
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?