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2/19/12 10:19 P

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I probably wasn't very clear. Organizing makes a huge difference. If you already have muffins and individual fritattas in the freezer it's easy to pull them out to pack for a quick work meal. And pre-washed mixed greens and grape tomatoes mix together in seconds to make a salad. Chuck in a small container of nuts and a couple of pieces of fruit and you can be done packing a meal and snacks in minutes. I also have english muffins sitting on top of my fridge to toast for breakfast (again takes just under three minutes to toast). I also make big batches of lentil stew I keep in the fridge. It takes 5 minutes to heat up a thermos and is very filling for lunch.

I'm stuck out without anything to eat very rarely (maybe two or three times a year) then I just try to find the healthiest option nearby. Tom Yum soup or hot and sour soup... mango salad... a veggie wrap... pasta and marinara sauce... a sub on multi-grain bread with lots of veggies, no cheese, and a small amount of fat free dressing... garden salad with light dressing on the side.

Kathleen in Canada

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2/19/12 10:12 A

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What does everyone else eat/do when on the go and forget to pack or are pressed for time but starving?

I find it pretty easy to plan and pack enough good food that I don't get caught off guard. That being said nothing is fool proof or perfect. When I get caught out and about with my pants down and need to eat I find the nearest Subway and eat fresh! I also like to hit grocery store salad bars. Anything you would ever want in a salad and nothing you don't want, paid for by the pound. Most of the time both are cheaper than any fast food joint. Of course most gas stations or convenient stores now carry fiber one, clif, south beach etc etc bars along with healthy beverages. If you're just needing a fix before you get home.

While your partner is very correct, McDonald's version of a healthy alternative still falls way short of being healthy. Example...their Premium Grilled Chicken sandwich has close to 900mg sodium.

Welcome back to SP and I wish you much success.

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2/19/12 9:31 A

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I work for a Canadian doughnut store chain and bring my own food in every day. They have a meal plan there, if you go on it they'll deduct 50 cents each hour off your paycheque and you can eat whatever you want while you're there. Which is a great deal if you eat there as it ends up being $4 a day to cover both breaks plus people come in a bit early to eat before their shift and stay a bit later to eat after their shift.

BUT there is no fruit there at all (except frozen berries to go onto yogourt) and the only veggies are sandwich toppings (lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumber). It's possible to make healthier choices there (oatmeal, yogourt, etc) but it's too tempting and easy to eat nothing but bagels with cheese, hashbrowns, and doughnuts.

I make my own muffins with ground flax, pecans, pumpkin, low-fat yogourt (etc) and freeze them. Then take a muffin each day. I also make my own vegetable frittata: mypositivesteps.blogspot.com/2012/01
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. I froze those as well and pack one in a little container to microwave at work for lunch, along with a salad. I always have a mug of water and ice sitting in the back to drink whenever I get thirsty as well.

Kathleen in Canada

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8/16/11 2:20 A

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I work for a pizza place 50 hours a week so I know EXACTLY how it feels to be faced with hard food decisions every day! I never leave for work with fewer than 4 bottles of water and at least 5 healthy snacks for the day. Try taking snacks with you in your glovebox or in your trunk for the times when you're really hungry but you can't quite make it home. Drink some water and eat your snack and it can buy you some time till you can make something better than fast food for dinner :-)

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5/4/11 1:13 A

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Ugh. I have to go to the doctor this Friday specifically for a weigh-in. I saw him 6 weeks ago and he talked to me about losing weight and scheduled this follow up appointment. Unfortunately, I wasted most of the 6 weeks and am just now trying to lose the weight. It just took me time to get motivated. emoticon I wonder how much I can lose by Friday? lol

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5/2/11 9:56 A

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Hello,

I am a returning spark user. I lost all the weight I wanted about a year ago. Then, I got too comfortable with how I looked in the mirror and started eating more of whatever I am not suppose to and I fell out of my exercise routine (but never stopped with regular exercise).

So, Friday I went to the doctor and they told me I weighed 155 yikes! Well...at least I am 5lbs lighter than where I started last year. However I swore a couple weeks ago I was at 145 and trending downward. This can be very depressing to find this news out. However, I am taking charge and I realized I gained the weight from having strange chocolate cravings and fast food for the past 2 weeks.

The guy I am seeing reminded me that just becuase you eat fast food does not mean you have to pick the bad foods they offer. This is true. Most fast food places do offer some healthier selections now.

What does everyone else eat/do when on the go and forget to pack or are pressed for time but starving?



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