Hey I kind of got the same problem. At work I only have a 15 min break, and I usually just bring some almonds. Im not sure how much protein you are trying to get per meal, but the almonds I get are 7 grams of protein for 160 cal. ,so i eat 2-3 servings, and I get around 18 grams of protein. My coworkers would make fun of me if I brought chicken and broccoli in a container to heat up, so I stick with nuts. [/quote]
well i’m looking for atleast 40-50g of protein per meal, if not more
Just roll up some meat/cheese/lettuce in low-carb wraps.
Also, you may have to learn to deal with people thinking you’re weird for eating healthy. But seriously, if your co-workers or friends give you shit for eating chicken and broccoli… Screw 'em! I usually look down at what those types of people are eating and say something like: “Yeah, I used to enjoy all that kiddie crap too… When I was TEN!” Works every time.[/quote]
coworkers i don’t mind so much but when im at school eating with everyone else its embarrassing to just pull out some tupperware with chicken in it you know? it was weird enough having chicken wraps/sandwhiches everyday but that was fine. without bread its a problem
Dealing with people who think you’re weird eating healthy is fucking irritating but you get used to it.
Try making home made protien bars with mixed nuts, whey protein, a couple eggs. There are some recipes on this website.
Another good option is chicken breasts (cut into slices) and mixed with spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, and anything else you can think of as a salad, and use some dressing. Throw it into a tubberware.
For fish oil I have these little film containers from the good ol’ days I throw about 5 into each and they go right into my big lunch box. [/quote]
salad in tupperware is just as bad. I may try that protein bar idea. even though it would get to be a pain in the ass after awhile it wouldn’t be that weird. thats probably my best bet at this point, the other thing is i am already using protein powder for the shake so now im gonna be going through a ton of it.
I literately brought in a duffle bag of food to work everyday filled with 4 tupperware containers (ready to burst with food), 1 sandwich, almonds for snacking, piece of fruit, and 2 protein shakes (peri/pwo).
I was eating every 2 hrs and people certainly gave me the weird looks. Then they said “I wish I could do that”
Things to bring:
Flax seed meal (in pill bottles works great), meat topped salads (no one thinks that’s weird), nuts (everyone likes those).
People may think that you’re dieting when they see chicken and broccoli…but then think just the opposite when they see you eating 3-4x a day at work alone.[/quote]
i guess its really different at work but any guy bringing in a salad with chicken slices in it to lunch everyday is going to look weird or like a pussy haha. i guess i’ll see though
right now im liking the protein bar idea. any idea’s on how to make them without oatmeal/flour and stay together well?
i’m thinking maybe eggs, nuts, and protein powder blended together and then cooked. hell i wouldnt even mind blending some type of meat in there for more protein lol, as long as it doesn’t smell like crap