View Full Version : How many meals/How often do you eat? + suggestions for collage student
11-01-2009, 01:05 PM
do you still do the 3 meal 3 snacks? or do you just eat when you want?
please dont use words like a lot n plenty :(
and What do you eat.
do you have 2 smoothies a day, a soup, 2 salads etc. what do you eat everyday like a salad/soup for dinner. a smoothie for breakfast etc.
i am sort of clueless. i know a lot but in terms of a routine i have no idea! what i am going to do at all!. i go to college and i have to leave my house at 6 30 to get to school at 8 am on most days. i get home anywhere between 4pm and 9pm. what do you suggest?
i was thinking of taking a simple salad like diced cucumbers and carrot sticks, a smoothie and maybe 2 apples and a banana or an orange? but i don't even know how long that will last or how many meals that could be. How much smoothie = one meal? 8 ounces? 16 ounces? does it matter?
i know i will have to try it out for myself but i would like to know what you do so i have a general idea of what should would for me :)
I dont seem panicy do i?:confused:
11-01-2009, 01:33 PM
I like to keep my meal & menu planning easy so I just eat whatever I want, when I want, so long as its raw. Everydays a picnic.
11-01-2009, 01:51 PM
This morning's smoothie was about a quart. My salad took up half a 30 cup mixing bowl! But that's all I've eaten today and it's a day at home, so if I spend two hours eating a salad it's no problem.
Friday was a day out of the house for me. I had my quart of smoothie before I left the house. I packed a portabella mushroom stuffed with an avocado that I had made into guacamole, about two cups of my version of Alissa's kimchee (basically an Asian coleslaw), three oranges, and a piece of onion bread. I also take a liter of water with me whenever I leave the house.
Fruit is easy for me to carry and comes in it's own packaging, so if I'm lazy or feeling like I don't know when I'll have a chance to eat, I just toss some apples and oranges and a napkin in my backpack with my school books.
Eventually, I imagine that like many raw foodists my eating habits are going to get simpler. I'm enjoying the fun stuff - like the onion bread or the treats I am able to find at my local health food stores, but I don't see that as being the most sustainable part of the lifestyle.
11-01-2009, 02:22 PM
i just eat when i'm hungry and when i'm around food pretty much LOL
i don't 'plan' much... i just go with the flow.
11-01-2009, 02:33 PM
a normal day for me is about 9 hours physical labour and here is my normal days eating:
Breakfast: 2 mashed bananas with seeds and goji berries
snack: 2 pieces of fruit
lunch: Salad and 1 piece of fruit
and when i get home i normally just eat as much fruit to make me full, or i will have some tomatos and avocado. I am trying to introduce more greens in my diet though, and actually have a dinner instead of just snacking on fruit the whole evening. I'll tell you what though, i have shed loads of energy!
11-01-2009, 02:42 PM
a quart of smoothie huh! i see.
and coleslaws are totally cool too i never even thought of it! :rolleyes:
a 30 cup bowl of Salad :eek: really? i can just imaging how much food that is! wow..
i will certain try things out.
I am asking all over the place if anyone has every eaten raw callaloo. i am just afraid to even try it lol! i can imagine "grassy" its going to taste
the last thing i want is to be drinking or eating a freshly mowed lawn lol:D
11-01-2009, 02:49 PM
It was really about half that full - so fifteen cups of salad. I like the extra room to mix things around and I'm too lazy to want to wash another bowl to eat it out of. You can bet my husband looks at me a little funny when I'm sitting down to that big bowl.
I think that fruit in the smoothies helps cut the 'green' taste, I also typically add the juice of a lemon to my smoothies and that helps too - the vitamin c also helps the body absorb the nutrients from the greens.
You are going to be a pioneer! Try new things. Innovate! I think you are going to have a good time with this!
11-01-2009, 06:11 PM
Have you read Alissa's book LIVING ON LIVE FOOD? She talks alot about how SIMPLE it is to eat raw, and I've lived her "method" for awhile now and LOVE it... I highly recommend that you get a copy of Alissa's book and read it cover-to-cover! The first few chapters are really inspirational and helpful, especially for us busy college kids. :D
I LOVE RAW!
P.S. I'm a full-time college kid, too, and 100% RAW is often easier than ANY other way of eating. :)
11-01-2009, 06:17 PM
It is really important for success in raw foods to BE PREPARED, just like boy scouts (or boy guides, you prolly call them). I would buy one of those small softsided coolers and cram it every morning with lots of stuff to eat. Fruit and veggies, easy dips for your veggies, crackers, trail mix, Salad, biscuits. More than you possibly think you can eat. Then when you are hungry it is there for you. Cheating happens when you are hungry and don't have anything good to eat.
You have a challenging schedule. Good luck!
11-01-2009, 06:39 PM
It's better to have more than you think you'll need..from my experience. I've learned never leave the house without food, a couple of cukes, apples banana. If I think 1 apple will be ok, I take 2 or add a banana-cuke. I always seem to be the hungriest when I don't have anything with me. the avocado & dips are good.
I eat whenever. When I first started, I was eating at least 6 tomato sandwiches on lettuce leag with all kinds of stuff inside per day. I did this for
Try not to stress so much. I was like that at first then I thought, "it's the same, I'm just picking things I'm not cooking or making things uncooked."
11-01-2009, 06:56 PM
I, too, leave my house very early in the morning and don't get home until late at night, unless I make time (VERY HARD TO DO) between classes to ride the bus home and prepare food.
I generally pack the following food on my busiest days, because it's quick and easy to eat and gives me good energy:
Crackers (I make my own...)
Guacamole + Salsa
Seriously... get a copy of Alissa's BOOK and read it this week!!! She's an on-the-go gal, too, so she does have some great pointers!
Also, I use my occasional free time (if a class is cancelled or I have a couple free hours on weekends) to prepare alot of foods ahead of time. I tend to make huge batches of guacamole, salsa, crackers, fruit roll-ups, etc., on Saturday and Sunday and that lasts me through pretty much the entire school week.
Good luck! :)
11-01-2009, 08:35 PM
Wow, sometimes I forget how lucky I am to work from home. Raw food is easy for me!
I generally eat pretty predictably:
breakfast - green smoothie
lunch - big salad with pecans
snacks - fruit, nuts
dinner - raw veggie burger, or nori rolls, or salad with neatballs, or something heartier like that
dessert - fruit, raw cookie, etc.
Re: dinner items, I generally dehydrate a bunch of stuff on the weekend, which lasts all week
11-02-2009, 08:20 AM
I'm sorry, did someone say raw veggie burger!!:eek:
okay.. okay, thankfully i am on this forum now so soon enough it will all be old news to me:p
that soft igloo thing could just work for me, darn, i save mine to my mom a few year ago, they are cheap anyway..
packing more makes a lot of sense! there is nothing raw at school unless i plan to go eating some raw ackee or there are mangoes about.
sigh... when i hear you speak of the book dvd etc it all sound good. just as good as that fancy blender, dehydrators, a spirulator i saw. all those things arent here, so i would HAVE to order online.. and that is just difficult or impossible. i dont have a credit card. can students get credit cards? i wanted a prepaid one and even that i have no access to :|
oh well, i saw a juice extractor. i have a blender. that should do me well enuf i think
11-02-2009, 09:40 AM
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11-02-2009, 10:00 AM
I'm going to say this - you'd be fine with a cutting board and a couple of good knives. It's nice to be able to use a dehydrator and make raw versions of SAD foods, but you don't have to dehydrate to enjoy the benefits of a raw lifestyle. Keep It Simple Silly. Simple raw fruits and salads might make transition a little less comfortable and more like you are on unfamiliar ground, but it can be done.
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