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Eat and enjoy the food. Talk to my family. I believe it is unhealthy to swallow down stuff while you are otherwise engaged. You lose the ability to recognize the signals that your body gives you regarding the amount and type of food it needs. Building awareness is part of the therapy in eating disorders and food related diseases like diabetes. Preserving ...


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First, we should distinguish between "fasting" and "calorie restriction" because they are two quite different fields of study. Fasting is abstaining from food, while calorie restriction simply means consuming less energy-producing food such as carbohydrate and fat. There is some evidence on positive mental functioning on caloric restriction, particularly on ...


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One option is to cook for 4 - yourself, yourself the next day, yourself in several days, and yourself in a few weeks. Cook larger meals, planning to save off portions for later reuse. A freezer is a great benefit to cooking this way, preferably a chest freezer. A small one, for one person! Search the web for phrases like "cook once a month" and "cook ...


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I think the relationship is probably better thought about the other way around - not 'How do I best eat to be productive?' but 'How do I best arrange my working day around a good balanced diet? - this gives you the follow on question, which I think is the really important one here, 'How do identify my high and low energy times in my day and schedule ...


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Protein tends to give energy, and carbohydrates tend to make people sleepy. So, eat protein in the morning and at noon, and carbohydrates in the evening. Also, I find that eating a large meal makes it very difficult to be productive. So if I have work to do I eat a snack instead. Each person is different. Keep a log of what you eat and how you feel. Then ...


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I keep a notebook open and use the time to brainstorm and jot ideas on projects I'm working on, potential blog post ideas, etc. Using pen & paper instead of electronics forces a sort of mode-switch for me and I don't fall victim to "one more blog" or "one more episode".


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There is a proverb in Russian - "When I'm eating I'm deaf and speechless". Just eat and allow your head to relax a little bit. Actually, having capability of 'relax and just eat' is a real treasure in our days. Those who have little children can understand what I'm saying )).


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One of the greatest moments in my days is when I can sit down and read while I quietly eat a meal. I've taken to saving links to articles so I can open them up and read them when I have a few minutes of downtime. I've read 100's of articles that I probably never would have gotten to if I hadn't set up this mini-system.


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I did a food schedule once but it wasn't practical. You end up buying exactly the right amount of food for a week. Then someone buys you lunches. Or you end up doing overtime and not cooking dinner. Or you end up not at home because of a family emergency or whatever and the food goes bad. Or maybe you end up eating too much chicken that week and don't feel ...


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I eat. Eating should be a mindful, conscious activity.


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I'm in the same boat. Money Eating vegetables is healthy, so you should do. Go to the local farmer's market and buy a week's worth of vegetables there. Make yourself eat them each week. You might find that you buy far too many to start. Vegetables, at least where I am, are actually pretty cheap. Rice can be bought in bulk. Onions and potatoes make good ...


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Avoid white sugar. I think this is the most important part. If you want to eat something sweet, then eat sweet fruits.


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As a practical suggestion regarding all this talk about calorie restriction and ketosis, I suggest a drinking hot, low sodium chicken or beef broth nearly all day long. As a person who abstains on occasion from solid foods for religious reasons, I find that a steady intake of broth will keep the hunger pains away. And, oddly enough, I do find I'm more ...


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I always need to be doing something while eating. If I am with my family, then the choice is simple - talk to them - but if I am away with work, eating in a hotel etc. then I need to occupy my brain: I carry books of Mensa puzzles with me, and sometimes simple ones like Sudoku or Kakuro for when I'm tired Answering questions on my main Stack Exchange ...


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You could try some of the apps listed in this article: LifeHacker Meal Apps. Props to you for trying to eat healthy.


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Soylent or, given low availability of the first mentioned, DIY Soylent. This stuff you can eat every day and be very healthy with. If you feel the need for solid food, order pizza once a week. It saves a lot of time and may eventually save money as well. Ready to get into shape as a side effect?


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According to the United States Department of Agriculture, a 23-year-old male should get: 130g/day of carbohydrates 38g/day of fiber 20g - 35g per day of fat 56g of protein Source - look at the Macronutrients table. This same page has tables for vitamins and minerals as well. As for cooking - just Google "cooking simple meals" and you'll get more results ...


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Did you consider a roommate who likes to cook? I recently had one and this makes a big change, nice to have someone sharing the cooking and dinner, plus you will learn new recipes and you save money every month sharing the grocery and rent ;)


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I also live alone and what I do is cook many stews/soups that last up to 7-8 days in the fridge, in fact are the best around day 3-4 as the juices soak into the solid parts. Bean stew is my favorite. It takes around 2 hrs to make all from base ingredients (nothing canned, all fresh veggies or dry beans) and I can eat it for a whole week (even take it to ...


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My teacher used to say one sentence which I have adopted in my life - "NO FREE LUNCH". In general we can apply it for No free food. In stead of cooking food for long time, I suggest either to eat thing which don't consume much time. Also it not good habit to eat breezed food for long time. Every time you burns the food, it losses it some nutrition. You can ...


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Foods that help you sleep My go-to sleeping pill food has always been the banana: "an excellent source of magnesium and potassium, which help to relax overstressed muscles. They also contain tryptophan, which convert to serotonin and melatonin, the brain’s key calming hormones." (Source.) You may have heard the myth that turkey can send you to sleep ...


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For not feeling tired after eating, try eating smaller meals. For example at work, try having two lunches, (or morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea), rather than one big lunch. Avoid sugar during the day. I find something with carbohydrates is quite helpful at work (eg. sandwiches), but you might want to try a low-carb diet. For feeling sleepy at night, ...


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There is also one called The Eatery - which I know is based on taking pictures, but not sure if it allows for the other elements you mention. I have tried all of them over the years - the one that I've found is by far the best (in large part because the foods are crowd-sourced and always updated) is www.myfitnesspal.com The app works great on android and ...


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I'm not sure it has all the features you're looking for, but Evernote Food might work for you. It is an application that works on top of the Evernote system. I'm sure it can do the photo and add notes, I'm not sure about the rest. Evernote runs on pretty much every platform currently available, and syncs between them flawlessly. Creating an account is ...


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You do things before breakfast. Read emails, but don't reply to them yet. Think it over while eating. Personally, I reserve nights for relaxation, so TV + dinner is a great combo. After learning to cook better, I find that if eating is boring, you should probably be learning to cook better! Bad cooking is a good sign that you're not getting the right ...


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I like snacking on small bits of fat or protein, so nuts or jerky work great, and keep meals small. An overall balanced clean diet is your goal here. Olive Garden is not what you want. Two experimental changes to look into: Intermittent fasting. I keep my window between 12pm and 8pm, my morning productivity stays incredibly high. The paleo diet has ...


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Ok, so your brain runs on glucose, except when it runs on ketones. In fact, your brain runs slightly better on ketones. Ketones are made in a number of circumstances, but mostly just by fasting. Furthermore, by fasting you are also definitely not eating a lot of carbohydrates. This means that your blood glucose level won't get a chance to wildly fluctuate ...


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Not sure about scientific evidence, but I'm fasting and it's turned out quite efficient. It's not quite starving, and after a few days you get used to it. Have a large meal at the start of the day. It should provide you with enough energy to last until the afternoon. Quite the contrary, you'll find yourself not even thinking about food and be able to ...



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