For those who work an physically active job. What is your breakfast and bagged lunch?
I have an active job where I stand and walk a lot for 3 to 4 hours, before I can have my lunch break. It usually take me an hour to get to work, so that means I won't be eating for about 4 to 5 hours before I have my lunch break. There is no fridge in our break room, which is also our locker room, therefore so far in my 2 week raw food challenge, I've taken food in tupperware and store in my locker, like coleslaw, or corn-tomatoes-onions. I was eating for breakfast guacamole, because it is a fatty food which does a good job to keep me from being hungry when my lunch break comes.
I've lost 5 lbs in the past few weeks. Let me remind you that I am raw because I want to lose weight. But experimenting with my new processor for the past 2 weeks put me on the high salt bandwagon. I'm sorry, I do not like veggies unless it is salted. Therefore, I gained like 3 lbs probably in water weight.
I was thinking of making smoothies, green or fruit, for breakfast to lower my salt intake and only take vegetable dish to work with a piece of fruit. But in my mind, I was thinking that a smoothie is too light and I will be starving when lunch comes around. I
I am not trying to have anyone to convince me to go the smoothie route for breakfast, but I am wondering what to people consume for breakfast to keep them totally satiated until they can do lunch. Also, I am trying to see if your breakfast is bigger than your lunch or vice versa.
On most days I am only a two meal person of just breakfast and lunch. Rarely, am I hungry for a dinner before I go to bed.
July Raw Challenge:
SW: 247 lbs.
GW: 160 lbs.
Summer Fitness goals: Running, and Yoga.
Summer Nutrition goals: Smoothies and juicing
If you have Alissa's book, make chili, enchiladas.... anything heavy. This "eat fruit until lunch" is crap imo. I eat heavy in the mornings and for lunch and rarely eat past 4 p.m. Before eating raw, many ate all the usual ~ eggs, bacon, toast, coffee, orange juice ~ then they go the other extreme ~ just fruit or a smoothie. EAT! Make your food up twice a week ~ what one would normally eat for supper, eat it for breakfast. See how that works for you. Just remember to always... play with your food. (And yes, you still eliminate excess weight w/out starving.)
I do not work a physically active job, but when I am physically active, my body goes into this mode where it's not hungry. The activity is aerobic like playing sports that involve a lot of running. When I do finally feel hunger, it's a crushing desire for quick calories. I end up eating like a whole watermelon, for example. My body wants it fast. It doesn't want to wait and the water feels good.
That being said, you job is probably not like a sport that involves a lot of running. Also, your body and my body most likely operate differently.
I think it I had to walk around for hours without food, I would turn to heavy, dense foods that take time to digest and release energy slowly. For me, this would be things like pecans, dates, cashews, dried figs, walnuts, avocados, dehydrated fruit of any kind, soaked and sprouted wild rice, soaked and sprouted oat groats, soaked and sprouted kamut.
Fruits and vegetables get digested so quickly that they wouldn't work very well in your situation.
Another option, if you are open to it, is fasting. Some folks, myself included, withhold food from our bodies to gain health. We also lose weight in this process, which may be attractive to you. If you want to try it, drink a liter or 2 of water before work and see if you can make it to lunch without eating.
Moderated again... not sure what I did this time.
We make our veggies + fruit juice in the morning and put it in a stainless steel vacuum thermos with a few ice cubes and it will stay cold all day. We snack off the cutting board while making juice for our eating breakfast and take pieces to snack on. This added to whole fruit and nut snacks seems to work well for getting us to lunch.
Last edited by Supa; 12-12-2012 at 09:30 AM.
Ok, here is a very simple breakfast that you should consider (5 min or less preparation)
Fruits will give you the energy you need and the green will promote muscle build up. You can always add hemp seeds or anything rich if you wish.
Don't forget that cows, elephant, Gorilla are huge animals and what they have in commons: GREENS
Keep it simple.
All the best!
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i work early morning shift at work 5am and I get up and make me a green smoothie for lunch everyday. I also carry in my bag raw almonds, walnuts, apples, carrots, avocados, etc always. You can leave avocados at home in the fridge while keeping one out on the counter to rip and then once its ready take it with you and eat with a spoon. Then pull another out from fridge and add to counter. They are so cheap and so filling. I even make my raw pudding before work and bring it with me as its a 500 calorie snack. I blend all this in my vitamix and use glass jars with sealed lids. I even have made raw tomato soup in vitamix and bring it in. I have access to a stove to heat it up but would drink it cold if i had to.
Last edited by dmb2002man; 12-20-2012 at 07:54 AM.
Try a smoothie with about 4 bananna'sand some greens. This should keep you full for a while.
I'm a school teacher, so I have to be sure to eat a lot before I get to work. I'm not supposed to snack when the kids are in the room, but I sneak things occasionally (shhhhhhh don't tell). I don't ever make a green smoothie without adding half an avocado to it. That gives it the heartiness I need to make it til lunch. Also you could add sprouts to your smoothie.
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