~~~~~nutrition nazis 2012~~~~~

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i think i eat too many calories at breakfast but it's really important for me not to get too hungry in the morning because i need brain function and have no time to eat a snack before lunch. i am good at bringing lunch. tza i have some glass food containers that seal very well and would allow you to put salad in a backpack. i got a few of them at target, they are anchor brand with a lid that you can push down on to create a vacuum that holds the lid on tight. but maybe you are talking about some other reason you can't put salad in a backpack.

kim tim jim investor (harbl), Saturday, 10 March 2012 16:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

Mostly bc not enough room but also fear of spillage

tehresa, Saturday, 10 March 2012 17:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

they should make a special pannier with a lining so you can just make the salad inside the pannier. i'm literally lolling at this idea.

kim tim jim investor (harbl), Saturday, 10 March 2012 17:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

the other pannier could be a salad spinner powered by your rear wheel so that you can wash the salad before work and have it dry by the time you get to work

flagp∞st (dayo), Saturday, 10 March 2012 17:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

this could be like a new cinco product on tim&eric

kim tim jim investor (harbl), Saturday, 10 March 2012 17:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

T, I put the raw veg, chopped up but undressed, in a tupperware or take-out container, and put the dressing (home-made whatever) in those little condiment cups you get with commercial salads or DUMPLINGS! or w/e. Dress @ work. Solved!

drawn to them like a moth toward a spanakopita (Laurel), Saturday, 10 March 2012 17:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

is that candy?

― tehresa, Saturday, March 10, 2012 11:32 AM (54 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Instead of Easter baskets in England they do these giant chocolate easter eggs that and then usually filled with lots of little smaller chocs so basically what Thomp is saying is that he's eaten a shitload of chocolate today.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Saturday, 10 March 2012 17:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

Sometimes when I'm lazy/late in the morning, I just throw whole veg into a grocery bag and do the washing and slicing and dicing in the office kitchen.

drawn to them like a moth toward a spanakopita (Laurel), Saturday, 10 March 2012 17:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

I have done that too, Laurel. It really saves time in the am.

I am sick and subsequently eating like crap and just laying on the couch. It's not good. :/

wolf kabob (ENBB), Saturday, 10 March 2012 17:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yes tupperware is great and I'd never pre-dress. seriously I just have a backpack that barely fits my work clothes and shoes and spare tube etc. panniers would help!

This post written on elliptical machine lol!

tehresa, Saturday, 10 March 2012 17:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

made split peas soup Wednesday and ate it for three nights. except for one lunch of chicken been sticking to vegetarian this week. that will end in ribs 2nite. asparagus is 1.99 a lb, bought two pounds

brownie, Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

ah man the asparagus I bought a week ago had started drying out, that's what I'm worried about, I will be having asparagus tonight as well

flagp∞st (dayo), Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

also like half of my onions sprouted :(

flagp∞st (dayo), Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

it just made me sad because I keep my onions in the dark so the sprouts were sickly yellow, I would feel better if they were a healthy robust green, grow strong you little warriors

flagp∞st (dayo), Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

haha, leaving things like onions and potatoes alone in a cupboard, forgotten, can get scary

brownie, Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

an alternate salad-transport idea:

http://wellvegan.com/salad/salad-in-a-jar

(haven't tried it tho)

JuliaA, Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

ah man the asparagus I bought a week ago had started drying out, that's what I'm worried about, I will be having asparagus tonight as well

If you store them like flowers, upright in a dish of water, w/a plastic bag over it, it lasts much longer!

Abarham Lincoln posing (Abbbottt), Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

i had an onion that sprouted and i've just been leaving it on the shelf to see how much it will grow. it's like 14 inches now. i'm gross.

kim tim jim investor (harbl), Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

I am going to put the onions out by where it can feel some sun

if I am feeling mischievous I will even put them in my neighbor's yard!

flagp∞st (dayo), Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

that is a pro tip, abbbottt!

flagp∞st (dayo), Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

Do you want another pro tip about making onions sprout on purpose? If you cut up green onions/scallions, save the little rooty bulbs. If you put them in a glass of water they will resurrect (takes over a week) and you have a second round of green onions FOR FREE.

Abarham Lincoln posing (Abbbottt), Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

Abarham Lincoln posing (Abbbottt), Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh man I bought an overabundance of green onions last week. I first bought a bunch from the normal supermarket for .50 because they looked good. then when I went to the chinese market they were selling them 3 for a dollar.

I was pleased to see that my last bunch of green onions, they would grow in the fridge after I had chopped them. it was, indeed, like you said, two for the price of one!

I don't know what to do with all my green onions though. I added some to the guac I made today.

flagp∞st (dayo), Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

Instead of Easter baskets in England they do these giant chocolate easter eggs that and then usually filled with lots of little smaller chocs so basically what Thomp is saying is that he's eaten a shitload of chocolate today.

whoa do Americans not have easter eggs? this is blowing my mind

yes, an Easter egg is a hollow chocolate egg I guess 5"-7" tall and usually containing/bundled with bags of smaller chocolates, chocolate bars, etc

will def be trying the spring onion trick, I always get grumpy buying them because the shop sells them in bundles of like 10 and I only want maybe 2 or 3 (and even that will involve putting a great excess of onion into something and having horrible oniony sweat for the next 2 days </tmi>) and then they'll go off, and then I'll buy another 10 in two weeks

instant coffee happening between us (a passing spacecadet), Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I don't use green onions all that often; regrow time is abut the time I want to use them again.

Abarham Lincoln posing (Abbbottt), Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

do you completely submerge the bulbs or leave the top in the air or does it not matter? do you need to change the water ever?

(sorry if i am being overthinking cat)

instant coffee happening between us (a passing spacecadet), Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

whoa do Americans not have easter eggs? this is blowing my mind

yes, an Easter egg is a hollow chocolate egg I guess 5"-7" tall and usually containing/bundled with bags of smaller chocolates, chocolate bars, etc

Nope, not in the way that you guys do. We get baskets filled with jelly beans and small chocolate Easter eggs and bunnies and stuff but we don't get the big eggs in a box like you do. TBH I think our baskets are better than your eggs cause we usually get more stuff but we don't get Good Friday or Easter Monday off so you guys probably win Easter in the end. ;) One time I wanted to make Spiralli and Easter basket so went all over looking for one and couldn't find anything even close so I bought a bucket and was going to make him and Easter bucket but then I left it all on the tube. :(

Also, I would like a big Crunchie egg now.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

w/the onions I let their little decapitated necks stick out of the water, and I add more water as it evaps/gets used, works for me
I have them in a stemless wine glass

Abarham Lincoln posing (Abbbottt), Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

This is the sort of thing we get as kids. Mostly chocolates and treats but sometimes they have small toys and stuff in them too.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

Abbott otm re asaparagus storage. It should be stored like that in the supermarket too tbh and if it isn't and the bottoms are all dried out that's a bad thing.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

asparagus, rather

wolf kabob (ENBB), Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

I always get grumpy buying them because the shop sells them in bundles of like 10 and I only want maybe 2 or 3

SO TRUE

wolf kabob (ENBB), Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's kind of like Christmas on a smaller scale and with more chocolate.

drawn to them like a moth toward a spanakopita (Laurel), Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

Easter, that is.

drawn to them like a moth toward a spanakopita (Laurel), Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

Pretty much, yeah.

Oh and the baskets are hidden by the bunny so you to go looking for them when you get up. That was always my favorite part.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

Humpty Dumpty chocolate egg filled with smarties = Easter

I can't really get down with the baskets and weird colored eggs. Also hunting for eggs that aren't chocolate seems somehow wrong, lol.

Anyhow NNs I have been struggling with snacks. I have Lara bars, raw trail mix of raisins/almonds/seeds/etc, whatever fruit is in season but my problem is I get BORED eating the same things! Suggestions? Meals I'm okay with. It's the between times where I get a little crazy.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 10 March 2012 19:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

guys i feel like hitler but don't post about easter candy on this thread or i will have you transported to a camp

kim tim jim investor (harbl), Saturday, 10 March 2012 19:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

i like larabars, i also like to eat an orange and a square of dark chocolate for snax or a nonfat yogurt

kim tim jim investor (harbl), Saturday, 10 March 2012 19:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

does anyone know if 100% buckwheat soba noodles exist? i was at the chinese store looking at 5 different brands of soba noodles and all of them have the first ingredient "wheat." i don't care too much though.

kim tim jim investor (harbl), Saturday, 10 March 2012 19:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

they do but it's usually a japanese product

I used to be able to recognize the kanji for them but alas I have forgotten

flagp∞st (dayo), Saturday, 10 March 2012 19:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh yeaaaaah wikipedia

The most famous Japanese soba noodles come from Nagano. Soba from Nagano is called Shinano Soba or Shinshu soba. Ni-hachi (二八, two-eight) soba, consists of two parts of wheat and eight of buckwheat; Juuwari (十割, 100%) soba, the finest (and usually most expensive) variety, consists entirely of buckwheat.

flagp∞st (dayo), Saturday, 10 March 2012 19:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

i got a package of them but i'll check h-mart after i use them up. i think soba noodle salad with dry-fried tofu and peanut sauce and vegetables would be a good cold work lunch.

kim tim jim investor (harbl), Saturday, 10 March 2012 19:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

I bought some packages of weird noodles at the asian market - oat, buckwheat, some other kinds. they always end up really clammy. I think I am forgetting to wash them like it says here

http://www.justhungry.com/basics-cold-soba-noodles-dipping-sauce

flagp∞st (dayo), Saturday, 10 March 2012 19:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

they had mung bean noodles at the store but a primary ingredient was corn starch

kim tim jim investor (harbl), Saturday, 10 March 2012 19:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

mung beans are a great bean I love mung bean soup

flagp∞st (dayo), Saturday, 10 March 2012 19:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

i love those mung bean popsicle things and i have a cookbook called "silk road cooking" that has a mung bean salad in it that is good

kim tim jim investor (harbl), Saturday, 10 March 2012 19:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

i have Roland 100% Oraganic Buckwheat soba noodles sitting around (first ingredient listed is wheat flo_ur)

drinking wine right now so I won't be soba for long

brownie, Saturday, 10 March 2012 20:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

budum tish

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 10 March 2012 21:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

So far I have a lot of fruit and veg today, albeit dressed veg. Jesus H that WF raw kale with garlicky dressing is GARLICKY. Good, but whoa not gonna eat that on a work day.

Tonight I will eat tacos with some grilled skirt steak and veg while spouse eats a 64 ounce ribeye. I have seen him eat upwards of 70 oz, he is like a caveman with a fresh kill.

quincie, Saturday, 10 March 2012 21:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

Snax ideas:

Hummus or other bean dip with veg
Gazpacho
Ants on log! Or banana with peanut butter
Some people would say string cheese but fuck that, if I'm gonna eat cheese it is going to be awesome cheese
Edamame
Goddamn yogurt

quincie, Saturday, 10 March 2012 21:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

also is jamaica really different from hibiscus or is it the same damn flower?

quincie, Thursday, 17 October 2013 05:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Same flower - I just wanted to point out that there were alternatives to Red Zinger tea in the latin groceries. You can eat the petals after a brew, too.

Aside from having pretty much the highest antioxidant content of any herbal tea, hibiscus tea is notably effective in management of high blood pressure, might be neuroprotective, and inhibits angiogenesis in incipient cancers.

جهاد النكاح (Sanpaku), Thursday, 17 October 2013 05:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cool, thanks! I'll pick some up today. How do you brew yours?

quincie, Thursday, 17 October 2013 14:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love jamaica, which by me is labeled "sorrel." I drop one or two blossoms into a pint glass with hot water and sometimes a peppermint teabag, add honey, drink at night. I think it might be a diuretic, although when you drink tea by the pint it's hard to tell exactly which of those things is making you have to pee at 6am.

Tottenham Heelspur (in orbit), Thursday, 17 October 2013 14:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

I look forward to drinking it hot! For now, however, I must focus on iced because otherwise I will die of excessive heat, both internal and externally-produced!

My older lady friend's #1 protip for managing hormonal heat problems is to always carry a fan. I need a fan!

quincie, Thursday, 17 October 2013 14:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Basically make it with hot water and then refrigerate! Personally I'd stir some honey in while it was still hot but maybe you'll like it unsweetened.

Tottenham Heelspur (in orbit), Thursday, 17 October 2013 14:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nah, I need some sugar--but not as much sugar as your typical Mexican jugo vendor has incorporated.

quincie, Thursday, 17 October 2013 15:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Has the big honey industry scam been discussed on IL Xor yet?

The nutrition gang here seems to be quite small.

c21m50nh3x460n, Thursday, 17 October 2013 17:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

are you talking about funny honey?

how's life, Thursday, 17 October 2013 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's it, ya

c21m50nh3x460n, Thursday, 17 October 2013 22:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

Have been moving towards eating a low GI diet for the past week or so, mostly because I want my body to use fat more efficiently as a fuel. This has been hard cos I'm someone that's used to living on bread and potatoes the whole time, I probably ate about one loaf of bread a day and I'm trying to replace that with more beans/nuts/fruit instead. Have to say I feel terrible at the moment, my energy levels are just so wiped out, my brain is shot and I'm slurring my words like a drunkard the whole time. Is this perpetually drained state a common thing? I thought it might be due to something else like overexercising, but yesterday I lapsed and had a really sugary flapjack and within a minute I felt fantastic and back to my usual self. Guessing that the depleted energy is probably just my brain telling me that I'm tired just so it gets to have all the glycogen for itself and I'm sure I'll adjust in time, but holy shit, this is grim.

john wahey (NickB), Thursday, 12 June 2014 13:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

bread lovely bread :(

john wahey (NickB), Thursday, 12 June 2014 13:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

you need to add more fat to your diet to get through that low carb flu stage. After a 10 days or so you will start to feel better.

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 12 June 2014 13:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, my nut consumption has gone through the roof and is costing me a small fortune

john wahey (NickB), Thursday, 12 June 2014 13:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

you have to just sort of power though it until your body adapts but it's tough, especially if you are getting a good amount of exercise in. i drank a lot of bulletproof coffee and it helped. http://www.bulletproofexec.com/bulletproof-coffee-recipe/

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 12 June 2014 13:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

prbly gonna give that a miss but thanks anyhow!

john wahey (NickB), Thursday, 12 June 2014 13:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

is there a current nutrition nazi thread?

jello my future biafriend (roxymuzak), Friday, 25 September 2015 15:45 (4 months ago) Permalink

i don't think so

call all destroyer, Friday, 25 September 2015 15:57 (4 months ago) Permalink

i ate a lot of kale this summer and im never gonna die

johnny crunch, Friday, 25 September 2015 16:20 (4 months ago) Permalink

now i cant remember what i was gonna ask!

jello my future biafriend (roxymuzak), Monday, 28 September 2015 15:13 (4 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Seems silly to start a 2015 thread for just the month of gluttony, so let's just run this one out OK

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Sunday, 6 December 2015 21:57 (2 months ago) Permalink

I'm going to Portugal and I'm going to learn to love tinned sardines and I'm going to bring them back and actually eat them this time. Last time sardines were a thing around ILX, I bought probably seven tins of highly recommended brands and never ever opened even one. And then I moved and they. . . did not.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Sunday, 6 December 2015 21:58 (2 months ago) Permalink

Can we all just admit that quinoa is really not that delicious.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Sunday, 6 December 2015 22:00 (2 months ago) Permalink

Cauliflower was the new kale, what is the new cauliflower?

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Sunday, 6 December 2015 22:01 (2 months ago) Permalink

lol quincie I did the same thing re sardines

i was too scared

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 6 December 2015 22:21 (2 months ago) Permalink

quinoa tastes so weird & earthy...i dont like it unless it's bumped to the max with big flavors/spices

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 6 December 2015 22:22 (2 months ago) Permalink

also i learned the hard way that red quinoa gives me horrible bowel cramps :(

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 6 December 2015 22:23 (2 months ago) Permalink

I was in G on 14th street waiting for my sandwich order and this douche comes in and starts bitching loudly about grit in his "KI-NO-NA." Front of house is completely at a loss until the manager comes over, apologizes, and gives the guy basically a free meal. Now I get to spend the rest of my life thinking of that douchebad everytime I see the word quinoa. KINONA. KINONA.

El Tomboto, Sunday, 6 December 2015 22:28 (2 months ago) Permalink

I can see where people might get KWEE-NOH-AH, but KI-NO-NA?

I'm having cauliflower tonight, but I'm making it with cream. And a steak.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Sunday, 6 December 2015 22:33 (2 months ago) Permalink

Every dish I've tried with quinoa would be better with bulgur wheat. Chalk the quinoa phenomenon to unfounded protein anxiety.

The research circles I'm following bifurcate into those who favor higher protein intake increase satiety and reduce obesity, and those who point out that cancer, diabetes and overall mortality are considerably lower in those who eat little complete protein (up til 65-70). In the lab, protein restriction (or just methionine restriction) accounts for most the benefits of calorie restriction on healthspan. Those who want to get sw0le and those who want to live to 120 may benefit from very different diets.

Humean froth (Sanpaku), Sunday, 6 December 2015 22:57 (2 months ago) Permalink

maybe i could start a protein nazis 2015 thread but it's pretty much thread of getting sw0le

#amazing #babies #touching (harbl), Sunday, 6 December 2015 23:26 (2 months ago) Permalink

how is yr sw0le quest going harbl?

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 7 December 2015 00:05 (2 months ago) Permalink

i am pretty str0ng, could do better

#amazing #babies #touching (harbl), Monday, 7 December 2015 00:19 (2 months ago) Permalink

I like quinoa OK but it's p. bad for the planet iirc so I feel bad whenever I buy it. also I feel selfconscious abt pronouncing it "keenwa" - not sure why really - so I mostly just hope to avoid saying it out loud. have heard "kwinola" before so El Tomboto's witnessed douchebag is not alone in errant consonant insertion

PS I shouldn't really be here as I am the furthest thing from a nutrition nazi but I've got some good intentions for the new year (haw) so please do keep reviving/starting NN threads, maybe it'll help keep the pressure on

a passing spacecadet, Monday, 7 December 2015 18:48 (2 months ago) Permalink

Sardines purchased. Sardines to go in dinner tonight. No sardine excuses.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Monday, 7 December 2015 23:49 (2 months ago) Permalink

With whole wheat pasta. Don't worry, I eat so much cheese and wine, do not actually mistake me for an NN.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Monday, 7 December 2015 23:51 (2 months ago) Permalink

I bought a selection of sardines and conservas (mussels, oysters, etc.) last week but I haven't touched them yet. I just can't figure out what to do that's meal-like.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 8 December 2015 00:22 (2 months ago) Permalink

im a big fan of this - http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1013094-pasta-with-sardines-bread-crumbs-and-capers

just sayin, Tuesday, 8 December 2015 00:42 (2 months ago) Permalink

Finished dinner.

I just. . . don't think I can do tinned sardines. I love them fresh! But I kept thinking, "this pasta would be delicious were it not for the sardines!"

I know I'll end up tossing the leftovers.

NN failure, I know.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 8 December 2015 01:21 (2 months ago) Permalink

There is an Italian joint in the neighborhood with house-pickled sardines. I like those, too! What is my problem with canned? These were Cole's from Portugal, packed in olive oil. Praised by many internet sardine aficionados.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 8 December 2015 01:27 (2 months ago) Permalink

OK I take it back, I'm eating some quinoa in some sort of tahini sauce and it is fine.

Not taking back the vileness of sardines, though.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Friday, 11 December 2015 21:35 (1 month ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

SARDINE REVELATION! I am in Lisbon and had some sardines from a can and they were/are delicious! I bought some more cans to take home.

Then again I had been drinking all of the wines so maybe they are still vile and I just didn't care.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Monday, 28 December 2015 20:20 (1 month ago) Permalink


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