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College Plan and Questions

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:34 am
by DoctorNick
Hi everyone! I'm interested in following the Simple Fit regime but I have a few problems.

1) I'm in college. The food here doesn't suck that much, but the main problem is that I don't have a stove to cook I'm not fully sure how I'm going to follow the meat requirements for meals.

So my question you think you could post samples of food that we should buy? I'm just not sure what I'm supposed to do for my situation.

Can we get some examples of size amounts and specific food that we should eat? You state "small amount (fit in the palm of you hand) of chicken, fish, eggs, or lean beef," but I'm trying to translate that into food that I can buy at my university and specifically, that which I can cook in a microwave.

2) I'm sure many people feel it, but I have hunger pains a lot, and I know part of being on a diet is curbing those and suppressing yourself. I'm not grossly overweight (i'm 5' 11' and 210 pounds) but it seems like I have this need to eat stuff all the time. Do you have any advice for handling it?

3) Is there any sort of intermediate step to eating between 10am and 6pm? It just seems like a really drastic change since I'm used to eating my dinner or a snack around 8-9pm.

Thanks! :D

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:15 am
by Admin
Let's take it one step at a time. The first thing would be to eliminate all refined carbohydrates from your diet. Replace refined carbohydrates with complex carbs that would look like this.

Don't eat: chips, bread, serial, and sugar drinks

DO eat: Fruit, non starchy vegetables, drink tons of water!

Whatever you are doing for protien go ahead and leave that alone, except if you are eating "breaded fried meats" lose those and for hot dogs and hamburgers throw away the bun and eat an apple instead. Pay more attention to what you eat than how much you eat starting off.

From what I have read and from direct observation of my own experience sugar creates a hormonal cascade that keeps you hungry drop all the sugar and your apatite will plummet.

Intermittent fasting is good for stabilizing blood sugar and insulin If and when you do decide to go ahead with IF you can modify the 6 hr window to whatever suits you so you could eat between 3pm and 9pm if that suits you better.

Great to have you here!

Here is an example shopping list

grass fed beef
free range chicken
frozen shrimp
omega 3 organic eggs
tuna in water

white onion
Bok choy


macadamian nuts

I bet there are some good resources on line for microwave cooking. Also pre cooked meats and make lots of salads and fruit is easy frozen berries are great.

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:09 pm
by DoctorNick
What other types of nuts are ok? I have a weakness for cashews and peanuts, so I'd rather eat those. Would salted or unsalted be better?

Thanks for your prompt responses :) Just a hint...this 'shopping list' should be up on the main site, imo.

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:45 pm
by Admin
Almonds, cashews, walnuts, macadamian are all good. I would avoid peanuts.

Good idea, maybe I will put together a more complete sample shopping list.


Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:47 pm
by Admin
If you want feel free to log you progress on the food log section for support.

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:27 am
by av
I don't see bananas on your list. Is there a reason for that?

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:45 am
by Admin
I avoid bananas because they have a high glycemic index, but see for yourself if they do not make you feel lethargic should be fine especially if you don't eat to many at once.

This is a good reference

cooking meat while in college

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:49 am
by janapier1
Do you have access to a bar-be-que? Grill up a week's worth of food and refrige.
A steak, fish, some chicken tenders or breasts, some vegies and don't forget the bacon wrapped shrimp with maybe pineapple kabobs.