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SonOfOdin

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So I'm a big fella and have more cheat days then I should but I am looking for some advice. I work on the road in the heavy steel industry, as an operator, living out of hotels.

The concern going into the new year is diet to $ ratio. I have access to multiple venues yes but no way of cooking besides a microwave oven...

Any helpful tips or combinations of food, in which will satiate not only my hunger but my nutes as well as keeping a lower caloric intake? 150 - 200$ a week on food.

Just looking for some advice, potentially some similar experiences?

(Healthy & Stealthy)

Thank you in advance.

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you can hear anything up in a microwave
Spend one day and do all your cooking/prepping
I found if you have the discipline to meal prep and have it there with you - cheat meals disappear
 

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Depending on where you are staying and what you have access to - you can prep a LOT in a microwave.
However I might suggest protein powders and bars for quick fixes.
As well as oatmeal (opt for rolled or steel cut oats as the pouches lack vitamins and minerals and are full of preservatives) but you can quickly boil the water for them in a bowl or mug in the microwave for a quick and filling meal- add some bananas and some peanut butter for fat and protein or hemp hearts or cashews (or other nuts)
As well as microwave meals “Healthy Choice” Power Bowls available at Walmart and other fine grocery purveyors throughout our great nation. Good amount of protein and low fat, with high quality brown rice and sweet potatoes for carbs.

Also - most restaurants will grill a steak or chicken breast for you with a nice salad or rice, potatoe etc. (Skip the sauce) and steer clear of the fast food chains! And even if you can only eat at restaurants - cost shouldn’t be too bad. (Although eating out can quickly add up)

I’m heading out on the road in the new year as well- worldwide so will have similar issues with food. (Although I do get a per diem to cover food cost) I will likely be bringing “builders protein” bars with me. (At least one per day that I travel)

I’m anxious to see/read other’s options and opinions as to be quite honest I’m pretty nervous about this facet of my new job as well!
 
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Thanks for the feedback boys! Maybe I'll just combine both ideas, and prep the weeks core meals in ziploc containers because I always have access to a fridge and I will buy a worksite microwave to hook to the Genset!!

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Most hotels have some freezers in the mini fridge which works ok. Most work camps have fridges also (at least where I go). I work on the road also and meal prep and freeze portioned cooked chicken breast and brown rice. If you have the ability to keep stuff frozen you are set. I can travel with frozen containers in my suitcases, I wrap them in bubble wrap insulation and seal with tape. I can usually last 6-8 hours in summer and still relatively frozen. As the food is pre cooked the bacteria hazard is lower and it can be re frozen.
From there I combine it with usually broccoli cooked in microwave lightly and spinach. I usually pack about 2.5 kg cooked chicken and a gallon of cooked brown rice for 2 weeks. that and a few bottles of hot sauce is all I need (sort of).
Not perfect but that usually gives me a couple decent meals a day and combined with shakes and breakfast meals (eggs and oatmeal) I do pretty good I think considering the alternatives.....
 

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Cans of tuna and low fat dressing and loafs of whole grain bread

oatmeal and peanut butter and whey

instant rice packs and canned or pre cooked chicken

bags of bananas, apples, etc and veggies like carrots and whatnot

buy a foreman grill or hot plate
 

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Meal prep enough food for 3-4 days
Then you'll always have something good to eat

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I used to drive around (patrolling) before retiring last year. Before being a vegetarian I used to take a coolbox with me with hard boiled eggs, tuna in brine, beef jerky, cooked chicken breasts, cheese, cottage cheese etc ...
If I had to eat on the go now that I'm vegan I would have hummus, roasted chick peas, Ezekiel bread with peanut butter and avocado, tofu or seitan burgers, trail mix, avocados ....
 

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Breakfast is the only meal I cook fresh.
I work ems. Never know when the phone will ring for an emerge call. So, I prep 3 days at a time. To accommodate my shifts.
tuperware at Walmart $10 .
Microwave is all you need. You’ll be fine. Freeze them , basically just making your own healthy microwave dinners.
 

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You guys are the very reason this board is the way it is (The Best) I appreciate all of the advice haha easier then me beating my head against the wall!

To a grand new year, to all my fellow monsters!!

SKALL!!!!

Regards
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Update!!! Fuckin love updates, who doesn't like updates ? Everyone loves updates.

So! Game plan to be set into motion as of the first pay cycle in January!

Electric Skillet - Ordered (breakfast) EGGS EGGS AND MORE EGGS. + Tuna
Nutri Bullet - Ordered (breakfast shake)
Meal Prep - Supper 5 meals a week ( wife )
Mainly fish based proteins chicken and rice.

Protien Powder 10kgs divided into ready mix baggies for morning shakes + Peanut Butter fucking love peanut butter sadly not Kraft going organic.

BONUS BONUS BONUS
As I work on the road not all hotels come with gyms. I have contacted all gyms within reason regarding my goals..... Free fuckin walk ins for the life of my job (I am a lifer) + free merch to wear whilst in the gym.

So thank you Monsters! I will post progression pictures as well as gym reviews and start a detailed log after everything kicks off!

I wish every fucking one of you a happy new year!
 

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BONUS BONUS BONUS
As I work on the road not all hotels come with gyms. I have contacted all gyms within reason regarding my goals..... Free fuckin walk ins for the life of my job (I am a lifer) + free merch to wear whilst in the gym.
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Can you please explain what you are talking about here? How you approached them , how they reacted etc?

I'm in a similar situation and trying to understand what would motivate them to do that for you.

Thanks, Happy New Year to you too
 

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My company is shifting to pro fitness instead of no fitness, as they understand sitting in a machine for hours a day is not beneficial for health. So in essence I bring a list of gyms (within reason) to my company and contact those gyms which are on the list and approved by said company.

"Life of the job" (If at a hotel with a fitness room I am not permitted in another gym) I am a lifer because I love my Career and the company in which I preside.

Ie: for further explanation, our work trucks are tracked they know which hotels we stay in. If I were to go to a gym from a hotel with a fitness room the whole practice would be shut down.

I hope this clears up your discrepancies and wish you the best of luck with your company..

Regards
SonOfOdin
 
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