I am usually able to manage my diet just fine when I am living at my own house, reguardless of budget or time constraints… This time it’s different.
Right now I live aboard one of the aircraft carriers out of San Diego. Sure, I get 3 squares a day, but here was today’s lunch menu: Personal pizzas, corn dogs, fried chicken, cooked carrots, steamed broccoli (sitting in a vat of water, mmm), cake and all that other b.s. We also have a salad bar, but I know better than to succumb to a rabbit diet w/o any protien. Now through the week they do have SOME decent choices (Baked Chicken, Roast Beef, Turkey, etc.) but it’s usually pretty fatty, preprepared (high in perservatives) or I run into one of the above mentioned meals
For the next 6 months I HAVE no other option than to live on the ship. Also, because of the simple cost and lack of facilities (read “no kitchen”) I can’t go buy and cook my own meals that I know are healthy. The best I can do right now is to keep some tubs of Grow!, Surge, milled flax seeds, raw nuts, and a few multi’s in the little space that I do have… I’ve been consuming about 3 Grow!/Flax shakes a day on average.
This is where my question comes in. How do I overcome this feat? Do I do a ton more cardio to counteract the horrible food as best as possible? If so is it a 50/50 moderate/HIIT blend? Do I increase my volume of training? I am at a COMPLETE loss here. I hope someone’s got some direction.