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fungus the loon
Mar 3rd, 2008, 11:48 PM
Hey everyone, i'm new, pretty cool forum, wish i'd found it earlier :)

I'm about to start working 6 days a week, 12 hour evening/night shifts....this is going to leave me with very little time to prepare myself decent food. I was wondering, does anyone have some suggestions for meals that would give me the most energy to last working long hours? most importantly it has to be quick to make as I live by myself. I was thinking oats for breakfast (at 12pm ;)) potatoes, chickpeas, rice etc for "lunch", not really sure what foods would be best though for long lasting energy. any help is much appreciated :)

emmapresley
Mar 4th, 2008, 12:14 AM
aside from meal stuff you can make..have treaty bits of nuts, seeds and dried fruits to snack on to keep you going. secrete them about your person and pretend you are a squirrel as you go about your daily business for added amusement.

also scoff lotsa fruit.

hi and welcome BTW :D

cedarblue
Mar 4th, 2008, 02:26 PM
hi there

bananas are particularly good for slow release energy!

if you have time to think ahead, on your days off you could cook chilli's, curry, stews etc which can be eaten cold the next day.

stuffed pitta bread
cold pizza
hummus/dips with raw veg sticks
avocado based salads
home made cake
fruit smoothies/fresh fruit
pates
fake meats etc

good luck with it!

Aradia
Mar 4th, 2008, 06:04 PM
Don't forget to drink plenty of water and other fluids (not booze!) ... that's what will carry the nutrients around your body most effectively.

Aradia
Mar 4th, 2008, 06:08 PM
Emma P ... you look so wistful! What you thinkin' 'bout girl??

nervine
Mar 4th, 2008, 07:12 PM
go easy on the bananas, they make you hungry again after a very short time. also start taking spirulina, u gonna need it i think

Mystic
Mar 4th, 2008, 07:21 PM
what does spirulina actually do?

Easy foods for sustained energy:

- Peanut Butter sandwiches on grainy bread (I wish I ate peanuts but YUCK :eek:)
- Pita & Hummus
- Oatmeal
- Smoothies (banana, any other fruit you want, soy milk)

nervine
Mar 4th, 2008, 09:07 PM
what does spirulina actually do?

give you lots of energy, strenghtens ur immunesystem, resistance, alot of pro athletes take it for more endurance and faster recovery, not to mention it contains 60% high quality, easily absorbable protein, vitamins, minerals and lots of this very powerful anti oxidant

cedarblue
Mar 4th, 2008, 10:03 PM
go easy on the bananas, they make you hungry again after a very short time.

not in my experience! :)
have a try of different things fungus and you'll soon find your way.