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By Jhernand
From Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 19, 2012
Mexican Crack in LCC SLC UT

Matthias Lang wrote:
The Elvis Burrito: Put peanut butter on a tortilla, wrap it around a whole banana. Depending on your personal preference, add honey. Best hand-held lunch ever for any outdoor activity!


Bacon!!! Must remember the Bacon! He would add a pound of bacon! called it the fools gold Loaf.


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By Burghschred
From Bend, OR
Jun 19, 2012

Lots of good ideas here, I definitely agree with the real foods thing. Eat lots of healthy fats and proteins and tons of vegetables. I'm pretty much over grains and any kind of 'bars' as they are usually too processed and I may have a gluten intolerance. Took a while to figure out that it was the grains giving me heartburn since I used to eat them at virtually every meal and just assumed they were benign.

For lunch I usually make a huge salad. When you forego the bread you can eat a ridiculous amount of veggies. Baby spinach, romaine, red leaf as a base, half an avocado, bell peppers, banana peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, olives, cucumber, blueberries, raspberries, walnuts, almonds, pine nuts, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and ALWAYS a hefty portion of freshly grilled meat and/or hard boiled eggs. Probably snack on an apple or pear later on as well. If you keep the olive oil and balsamic in a separate container and then dress the salad when ready it won't get soggy. I always try to grill up a whole package of chicken thigh meat (dark meat's so much tastier), a couple nice steaks, and maybe a salmon or tuna filet at the beginning of the week to go on all the salads.

You can get some serious variety with those meats/veggies, I never get sick of the EVOO+balsamic vinegar+ half an avocado for dressing but if you do, try some other dressings and you can make a million different combos.

On climbing days I usually just eat a massive breakfast and then bring trail mix and a piece of fruit and then eat a massive dinner. Massive breakfast usually includes bacon, eggs, potatoes, spinach, onions, mushrooms and possibly some cheese. Dinner almost always includes a big ol' steak and a bunch of brocolli/asparagus/carrots/other veg. and a sweet potato covered in butter and cinnamon for dessert.


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By agd
Jun 19, 2012
alaska

T_jones wrote:
Anyone have any tips on how to curb appetite while in the office?



Drink water, lots of it.

Also, drink lots of flavorful tea (Tazo Passion tea is a good one - no calories and has a lot of body and flavor).


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By Princess Mia
From Vail
Jun 19, 2012
Chillin' at City of Rocks

T_jones wrote:
Anyone have any tips on how to curb appetite while in the office?


Yeah!!! Eat something!!!!

:-D


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By wendy weiss
Jun 20, 2012

Where's the "like" button for Mia's attitude about food?


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By T_jones
From Salty Lake
Jun 20, 2012
Fossil Family 12a, Rifle

Seems like everyone is on the same page about big salads and whole foods and vegetables being best. What about breakfast? I was doing a protein shake in the mornings with fresh fruit, spinach, avocado, and skim milk...but I found that it wouldnt leave me satisfied for long. Now I usually make two eggs and eat them in a wrap, and that keeps me full much longer.


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By Andrew Gram
Administrator
From Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 13, 2012
Andrew Gram

For breakfast, I generally eat nonfat plain greek yogurt mixed with blueberries and a dollop of honey. It keeps me from being hungry until lunch much better than cereal or a bagel used to.

For lunch, I generally eat a small sandwich and a ton of veggies dipped in hummus. Hummus is really easy to make if you have a food processor, cheap, and the homemade version is much tastier and healthier than storebought, which I generally find to be much too salty.

I keep some nuts like almonds or walnuts handy to help with hunger cravings. 6-8 nuts and a glass of water fills you up as well as a bag of cheetos and a coke. I'm pretty horrified by what I used to eat now.


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By Berkeley
From Boulder, CO
Jul 13, 2012
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Mia Tucholke wrote:
Yeah!!! Eat something!!!! :-D


+1

This works really well for taking salads to work: www.fatgirltrappedinaskinnybody.com/2011/10/salad-in-a-jar-s>>>. I would never eat just a salad, though. I usually take leftovers from dinner the night before (meats, veggies, and quinoa, couscous or wild rice), and I may eat a salad as a side or snack.


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