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Proper nutrition with one break at work

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2011/04/06 16:36:26 (permalink)
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Proper nutrition with one break at work

Hi I'm looking for some advice. I am just starting out bodybuilding and have type 1 diabetes. I am looking to be training 3 times a week and am starting a job on monday. The thing is I'll only get 1 break in an 8 hour shift so would like to know if it's possible to eat enough to gain muscle?
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    bombshop
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    Re:Proper nutrition with one break at work 2011/04/06 19:54:10 (permalink)
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    if you get an early start you could get a couple of meals in pre work and then take a couple of meals pre prepped with you in tupperware boxes/a home made mass gain shake such as
     
    1 scoop of protein powder
    0.5-1 cup of oats
    1-2 tbsp natural peanut butter
    1 banana or any other serving of fruit (e.g. berries)
    1 cup of low fat milk
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    Re:Proper nutrition with one break at work 2011/04/07 14:43:43 (permalink)
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    The blender is your friend. Can you eat at your desk or while you work? If I'm stuck for time, I'll blend up a carb source with a protein powder - easy. Chuck in some extra goodies to pack out those fats and calories a bit.
     
    I'll sometimes blend vanilla whey with a banana, bran flakes, low fat Greek yoghurt, Splenda (to taste) and a tiny bit of peanut butter. Voila, a nutty, banana bread tasting shake.
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    Re:Proper nutrition with one break at work 2011/04/07 14:53:51 (permalink)
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    I would imagine you can get a doctor's note for eating more frequently due to the nature of your condition. 
     
    You can easily gain mass with Type I Diabetes, just needs some work and frequent blood glucose monitoring to ensure you've got the right balance and timing of meals.
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    Re:Proper nutrition with one break at work 2011/04/07 19:24:39 (permalink)
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    like the guys say ....necking homemade shakes whilst on toilet breaks could be the way forward
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    Re:Proper nutrition with one break at work 2011/04/07 19:34:05 (permalink)
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    RickMiller

    I would imagine you can get a doctor's note for eating more frequently due to the nature of your condition. 

    You can easily gain mass with Type I Diabetes, just needs some work and frequent blood glucose monitoring to ensure you've got the right balance and timing of meals.

     
    Exactly Rick: I got my doc to give me a note saying I had to eat every 3 hours due to sub-clinical hypoglycemia (okay he was a bit of pushover) - so with a proper condition it should be easy to get.
     
    Apart from that shakers with powder ready and bottle of water can be useful; if its a desk job then great its a drink, if not then you need to think about how you get your drinks and use that time to grab it, or (as I have had to) use a pee break to grab something.
     
     
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    Re:Proper nutrition with one break at work 2011/04/07 21:54:12 (permalink)
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    I have type 1 diabetes myself and have a desk job.
     
    I have a breakfast (cereal, porridge) with a whey shake.
    Snack mid morning. Usually a bar of some sort.
    Lunch I have chicken/steak/tuna etc with either brown rice/brown pasta.
    Snack mid afternoon. Usually a mixture of nuts and fruit or something similar.
     
    I go gym straight after work, depending on weights or cardio I have 20-40g of dextrose in water and possibly a small dose of rapid insulin. Then a shake with another small amount of dextrose in after to inject a small dose of rapid again.
     
    I then have a good meal when I get home as per most other evening meals listed in diet plans on here.
     
    It all works out alot easier than you first think and although this works for me it may not for you. Only you know your diabetes and how it works, I find eating regulary keeps my sugar level constant and I have very good control.
     
    Good luck, you'll work it out.
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