Suggestions: What to eat while I'm away???/
06-22-2006 11:15 PM
Suggestions: What to eat while I'm away???/
I'm headed west for a conference next week, and I have no idea how accessible healthy food will be. Anyone have any suggestions for protein saviors? I hope there will be a supermarket nearby, but I will inevitably end up eating in restaurants a lot. I'll try to pick up some cottage cheese out there. In addition, I will bring
-RTD protein shakes
-Maybe some protein bars (Avid bars are good)
-Beef Jerky (is the protein in this destroyed?
If anyone has any good ideas, please do not hesitate. I have been making huge progress and I don't want to blow it here.
06-22-2006 11:30 PM
Well..you can hire me to follow you around and watch what you eat. I'll bring a tazer and if you try to pick up something with a GI of, let's be nice, 60 > *, I will tazer you in the back. I'll keep an daily update of your food intake on fitday, if you're protein intake drops below 200grams, I will shave your eye brows in your sleep. And lastly, I'll be keeping a watch on your partioning, mainly focusing on a 40/40/20 diet or better, if your partioning isn't satisfying, I'll leave a wild cougar in your room.
06-22-2006 11:58 PM
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Last time I traveled I would hit up a grocery store where I was staying and pick up a bunch of the pateurized egg whites and chug em throughout the day. Also would get a lot of fruit with low gi like apples, peaches, green bananas etc. You are not going to be working out so in addition to needing less cals you can make do with more of the fruit since your muscles won't require as much glycogen replenishment. If you don't mind the sodium low fat Triscuits and smoked salmon are awesome together (even better with some lowfat cream cheese).
You could also run a short term keto diet as well. Eat all the protein and fat ya want and easy to find candidates on restaurant menu's.
06-23-2006 12:01 AM
If you are going to be around this area, you need to shop at this store. THis store has amazing food and plenty of stuff that will get you throw the week:
Trader Joe's Locations
Besides that, just eat a lot of chicken, tuna, and turkey. And protein shakes, buy Skim Milk, etc. Keep the carbs clean, bring a lot of oats. You know what to do B. But you really have to hit up TJs if you can.
06-23-2006 12:05 AM
How far west you coming? Name a city and you might get some very specific recommendations.
06-23-2006 12:16 AM
Low salt Jerky
I brought 2 boxes worth of Myoplex Deluxe with me on my trip to Dominican, also brought some bars. I'd go with Zero Impact by VPX, i love those things! They've got cla, sesamin and sweet potatoe in them! How cool is that. They are higher on the fat scale though at 21g's but it's good fat. Snack on jerky and nuts. You can also bring some of that tuna in packets if you want. For the jerky i'd suggest you make your own, the store but stuff can taste like ass it's so processed. Other than that i say enjoy yourself and just try not to OVER endulge, or atleast space it out.
06-23-2006 12:59 AM
Hey, story of my life, I hit a ton of conferences a year.
In my case I always pack:
Tuna - the foil bag stuff is great for snacks.
Oatmeal - by using the coffe maker to heat up water you can make a tone of oatmeal.
Protein powder - I use is as shakes and in my oatmeal.
Wraps - I take low carb tortilla style, they keep really well and I can throw one of the tuna packs in it to make a tuna wrap.
That tends to keep me going when I don't have a fridge.
Eating out is pretty simple, chicken with the sauce on the side and veg is easy to get pretty much anywhere you go.
06-23-2006 01:27 AM
Bars - I like the new VPX bars, they're actually very nutrituous
06-23-2006 02:20 AM
Ya they are SIC bars! I love em
06-23-2006 09:28 AM
Either lay off the crack or go into business full-time
Originally Posted by Rage (SoCal)
I go to Trader Joe's almost every weekend here in Boston. I'd hit it up twice weekly, but it is far away (by my standards--20min). I'll be psyched to find one out there. They have some good flavored, frozen, chicken breasts.
06-23-2006 09:30 AM
Beautiful San Diego, CA. I already told Rage that, so he sent me a Trader Joe's link. I hope that is near my hotel.
Originally Posted by yeahright
Thanks for the input! Definitely some great suggestions. I hope to minimize the damage of this trip. Inevitably, I will consume quite a few beers while out there. I'm going to be getting to know the staff that I'll be working with next year, and I have a feeling this will be inevitable. I'll just make sure I hit cardio at the hotel every day.
06-24-2006 10:34 PM
Originally Posted by Beowulf
There is a marine base there, most likely you will see alot of fast food joints, but usually, they have some nice heathy stores around base.
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