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01 October 2001 @ 12:38 pm
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pancua did a little calorie thing, so i thought i would too.

3 airheads - 180 calories

1 bag of m&ms - 200 calories

and lots of diet coke =)

I wonder if i can resist going to lunch? I'm not sure what i could get that wouldn't have many calories. Normally i would go to in 'n out, which just doesn't qualify =)

Let's see, 480 calories for a cheeseburger, probably more if i get it animal style. 400 more calories for the fries. That would be almost 1000 calories total. A bit much for lunch.
 
 
 
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DonAithnendonaithnen on October 1st, 2001 01:03 pm (UTC)
Um, what normal healthy food can i eat? I don't really have time to go to a sit down resturant or anything.
Sister Atom Bomb of Courteous Debateakiko on October 1st, 2001 02:11 pm (UTC)
Here's an idea...
Bring your own food. You can make a nice sandwich or something. It's gotta be better for you than the Cholesterol Plate at McDeath and a damn sight cheaper. You can even buy lean cold cuts these days, or soy "meat" products, if that's your thing.

And if you want better-for-you snacks, Orville Redenbacher's popcorn cakes are pretty tasty and the caramel ones are non-fat.
DonAithnendonaithnen on October 1st, 2001 03:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Here's an idea...
I never go to McDeath. Burger King and In-n-out yes, but almost never McDeath.

I suck at remembering to do stuff in the morning. Many times i've had leftovers from resurants that i intended for lunch that went bad because i kept forgetting to grab them out of the fridge in the morning.

I buy the big boxes of airheads at Costco cause those are about the healthiest junkfood i can eat. Only 60 calories each, no fat, 15g carbs and 13g sugar. It's a lot healthier than all the other stuff in the vending machine, and i can leave the box at work so i don't need to remember anything in the morning.
Sister Atom Bomb of Courteous Debateakiko on October 1st, 2001 05:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Here's an idea...
Maybe you should stay away from junk food in general. Do you actually think you're burning all those calories you consume?

Try buying something like the popcorn cakes. They're fairly stable at room temperature, but they require a baggy tie so they don't get mushy. They also come in convenient smaller round cake form. They've got much more useful stuff and less un-useful stuff than pure sugar (airheads).
DonAithnendonaithnen on October 1st, 2001 07:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Here's an idea...
Probably. I've been told that i've lost weight over the past few weeks. I've only had about 1300 calories so far today. If i don't have anything big for dinner, it should be well under 2000.

I don't usually get much exercise, but i'm a fairly twitchy person, and i would be gaining weight insteaf of losing it if i wasn't keeping my metabolism up somehow and burning the calories i eat.

And airheads aren't pure sugar, they're half sugar and half carbs. (Okay, technically carbs are a form of sugar, but i presume that's not what you mean, cause otherwise your popcorn cakes are pure sugar too)
Thaisathaisa on October 1st, 2001 02:04 pm (UTC)
How about a salad from a fast food restaurant or something? Or even a grilled chicken sandwich with no or light mayonnaise? It's not so hard to eat something that's at least reasonably healthy. And it's not just about calories...it's about how much fat it has as well.
DonAithnendonaithnen on October 1st, 2001 02:07 pm (UTC)
Does that really matter too much? If you're trying to lose weight, all that should matter is whether you consume more calories than you use, right?

With the exception of the good fat vs. bad fat thing, if you use as many calories as you eat during the day, does it matter if they're fat or carbs or sugars?

Is there anywhere i could get a salad type thing from besides Wendy's?
Leoraleora on October 1st, 2001 02:10 pm (UTC)
McDonalds. and health is important. And for health reasons it matters a lot where your calories come from.
DonAithnendonaithnen on October 1st, 2001 03:42 pm (UTC)
Um, aside from the topic akiko and i are talking about, what other health matters are there associated with where your calories come from?
Sister Atom Bomb of Courteous Debateakiko on October 1st, 2001 05:12 pm (UTC)
(voice="educational tv host") Why yes, Billy, it does matter where the calories come from!

Your body needs a certain amount of certain nutrients, and pure sugar contains absolutely none of them. Isn't that wonderful? And since you have indications of hypoglycemia, you really need to be careful how much sugar you eat, because your body doesn't deal properly with sugar.

Here. Website. Go read. http://www.nutrition.gov
DonAithnendonaithnen on October 1st, 2001 07:06 pm (UTC)
That seems a bit simplistic.

Sure, I need nutrients, and those nutrients aren't in pure sugar, but they're not in pure carbs or pure fats either are they?

Eating all airheads and taking multi-vitamins would probably be better than eating all popcorn cakes and nothing else. (I'm guessing that eating all popcorn cakes would be more healthy than eating all airheads, you are right about that)

I certainly don't intend to live on airheads alone, but they're a far better alternative to the high-fat stuff that's in the vending machine, and they're about as good at anything else at keeping my metabolism up between meals.
Sister Atom Bomb of Courteous Debateakiko on October 1st, 2001 02:16 pm (UTC)
Dear GODS, yes, fat content matters. If there's more fat in there than your body can break down, it gets stored for later.
DonAithnendonaithnen on October 1st, 2001 03:41 pm (UTC)
Well even if it stores it as fat, if i end up using the total number of calories, won't it just have to unstore the fat by the end of the day? Isn't there a preference in a moderatly healthy person to use fat before muscle?
Thaisathaisa on October 1st, 2001 02:12 pm (UTC)
Lots of people deal with these problems. See the link below for some suggestions, and even some suggested menus for meals under 500 calories. They suggest bringing fruit from home and drinking milk instead of soda, but drinking diet soda doesn't add calories or fat, although many dieting people don't advise drinking soda for whatever reason...

http://www.betterbodz.com/library/fastfood.html
DonAithnendonaithnen on October 1st, 2001 03:44 pm (UTC)
What's wrong with diet pop? The caffine actually helps out your metabolism =)