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Love training, loathe cooking and eating when i'm not hungry. What's the answer?

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Love training, loathe cooking and eating when i'm not hungry. What's the answer?

 
I'm due to start back in the gym after having 3 months off due to a dislocated shoulder. I'm really looking forward to it, but the food issue is already playing on my mind.
 
I've struggled with the diet side of training for years and always fall of the wagon after a while. I get fed up with eating when I'm not hungry and hate having to cook all the time.
 
I have no problem sticking to a healthy diet as I have loads of food intolerances which means I basically eat, meat, fish, eggs, rice, potatoes, vegetables, nuts and seeds. The closest I get to junk food is ready salted crisps
 
What are some ideas to keep me on the wagon regarding eating enough food and not getting hacked off with the cooking?
 
 
 
 
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    Ak_88
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    Re:Love training, loathe cooking and eating when i'm not hungry. What's the answer? 2011/03/27 12:19:13 (permalink)
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    Cook it all up in one go for the week, saves a lot of hassle and arseache when it's all done on a sunday.
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    Re:Love training, loathe cooking and eating when i'm not hungry. What's the answer? 2011/03/27 12:22:42 (permalink)
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    Ak_88

    Cook it all up in one go for the week, saves a lot of hassle and arseache when it's all done on a sunday.

     
    Can you get away with eating 5 day old rice and chicken?
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    Re:Love training, loathe cooking and eating when i'm not hungry. What's the answer? 2011/03/27 12:24:22 (permalink)
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    seriously, just cook loads of food at once, put it into sandwich bags and then freeze them. if you do 2k mince in a pot you could get 10-20 meals out of that depending on how big you want your portions to be
     
    do that for your different foods ie. for me i would do 2/3 different types of curry in one evening, each with 1kg or so meat, as well as doing stuff like teryaki beef/chicken or chili con carne etc. and you can cook for 2/3 weeks in one/two nights. all you have to do is defrost and then reheat the next day along with some rice/veg/pasta
     
    ive had the same problem as you (mostly cause im lazy and sometimes disorganised) so i find this approach much simpler both on paper and in practise

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    Re:Love training, loathe cooking and eating when i'm not hungry. What's the answer? 2011/03/27 12:27:27 (permalink)
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    jules.j

    Ak_88

    Cook it all up in one go for the week, saves a lot of hassle and arseache when it's all done on a sunday.


    Can you get away with eating 5 day old rice and chicken?

     
    I tend to be able to get away with food up to thursday just in the fridge if cooking it up on sunday evening, haven't died yet.
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    Re:Love training, loathe cooking and eating when i'm not hungry. What's the answer? 2011/03/27 12:36:24 (permalink)
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    Eat ingredients, not meals.
     
     
    If my girlfriend is out/refuses to cook I do not eat meals. I literally eat sardines/tuna, oats/weetabix, fruit and that is it haha.

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    Re:Love training, loathe cooking and eating when i'm not hungry. What's the answer? 2011/03/27 12:40:51 (permalink)
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    another great thing about pre-cooking your meals in alrge batches is that if you always stick to the same recipes you can work out exactly how many calories are in each portion and the macronutrient breakdown so you can look it up without thinking about it/working it out again. comes especially handy when cutting to know more accurately how many calories you consume, but also handy on bulking to make sure you dont go too far over maintenance and add unecessary body fat
     
    as stupid as it seems i didnt figure this out until a few weeks ago and ive been training on and off for 6/7 years :(

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    Re:Love training, loathe cooking and eating when i'm not hungry. What's the answer? 2011/03/27 13:40:48 (permalink)
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    A slow cooker might be useful.  Check your ingredients in go to work, let it cook and voila hot, tasty meal.
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    Re:Love training, loathe cooking and eating when i'm not hungry. What's the answer? 2011/03/27 14:01:42 (permalink)
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    McDonalds Chicken Selects?
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    Re:Love training, loathe cooking and eating when i'm not hungry. What's the answer? 2011/03/27 15:04:29 (permalink)
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    cook quick simple meals, that dont leave much washing up, and cook 2x more than you need, so that you only have to cook every other day!
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    Re:Love training, loathe cooking and eating when i'm not hungry. What's the answer? 2011/03/27 15:16:11 (permalink)
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    Ok so I'm of to booker next week to buy some chicken, rice and tuna. Will attempt to cook a whole weeks food in one go
     
    Any tips for eating when not hungry? What I find is after a while (6 months or so) I start skipping meals as I cannot be arsed to eat when I don't feel like it and my progress grinds to a halt. This has been going on for years and I just cannot seem to stick to eating enough food. It is like my body wants to return to homostasis and I stop eating enough calories.
     
    This is by far the biggest problem I have and stops me progressing beyond a certain point
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    Re:Love training, loathe cooking and eating when i'm not hungry. What's the answer? 2011/03/27 15:36:50 (permalink)
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    just do 3 main meals a day like a 'normal' person - make them pretty big if you have to, and then have shakes between meals/pwo/pre-bed?

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