Need help with my diet


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WildWill    pirate
10/02/2005 at 15:33
Theres nothing wrong with snacking but stick to a midmorning and midafternoong HEALTHY snacks of about 50kcals to 100kals each - thngs like a bit of fruit or a few nuts, seeds, sugar snap peas, sliced carott & Peppers etc or a sports bar of some type

Other alternitves for breakfast are poached edd on wholemeal toast (I do my eggs in Microwave) with a natural yogurt with fruit/nuts added and a glass of OJ

Id say avoid the sugary Carials and stick to thisgs like porige & screaded wheat - you can make these more interesting and/or sweeter by adding things like

* Banana
* Dried Mixed Fruit
* Nuts
* Honey
* Cinimon

There are many ways to split your diet, it is all about finding what is right for you - but a good breakfast is very Important

But on a whole i'd advice a 4 meal per day (pls a couple of snacks) as a good starting point - some people even split it down further to a 6-meal per day plan

eating small meals more frequently is a good aproach to maintaining energy and not fealing hungry

WildWill    pirate
10/02/2005 at 15:36
also when prepareing a meal, activley think about portion control - most people get this all wrong

for example when looking at a plate for a main meal (lunch or dinner etc) divide the plate in 4

* 2 quaters should be Veg
* 1 quater your carbs (rice, pasta, patato etc)
* 1 quater should be your protien (preferaby from a lean sauce)
10/02/2005 at 17:02
...finishing off a small bowl of Shredded Wheat and an apple - very interesting tips there WildWill.

Concerned about eating sports bars / protein bars though. Have been recommended to do so, rather than a more traditional chocolate bar or pastry. However reading about fat contents etc, some of the protein bars seem to have a concerning level of fat / calories. As result tend to steer away from them. Any recommendations there?
10/02/2005 at 17:05
you're best sticking to fruit.

there's some real sh*t in some of those bars.
10/02/2005 at 17:08
Yes, Sam, in your case I'd recommend eating more of 'em. You NEED fat and calories and should not be "concerned" about them.
10/02/2005 at 17:10
That's what concerns me Toria. Would they be any better / worse though than a pastry/choccie bar.
Its my usual post long run treat on a Sunday - protein bar, pot of coffee and Sunday papers. I used to have a cheap pastry or two from Sainsburys (cinnamon whirl or similar), or a big flapjack, or even King sized Mars Bar.
Perhaps a tuna sandwich and fruit would be better?
11/02/2005 at 10:05
Sam - why don't you make your own flapjacks? They're just oats, butter, golden syrum, dried fruit - bung them in the oven for about 20 mins and they should last for the best part of a week. They should be ok - at least you know what's in them.

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