Originally posted by o84blondie: |
I'm 16 years old and school's starting soon, so I don't get much time to eat right. I usually don't eat breakfast at all, but I'm thinking of drinking a protein shake every morning. Is that a good idea? Plus, I don't have a lunch, so I don't eat until about 3, when I get home. Is there some kind of bar that would serve as a "replacement meal," and give me some energy, until I get home?
I'm pretty much in the same boat as you in regards to eating. Over the summer I've had total control of when I eat so I've been eating the recommended five times a day all spaced out a few hours and it's been great.
Mornings during school for me start at 6am - which isn't very cool for a teenager who goes to bed at 11:30pm. I'd eat at about 6:30, so round to 7.
Technically I should eat three hours later, at around 10am, but I'm probably in the middle of English class and people would look at me funny if I whipped out a yogurt. So that means waiting until lunch, which is basically noon.
So, my body is pretty ****** off because it hasn't been fed in five hours, but I give it lunch and it shuts up for a little bit, but only a little bit.
When I come home it's about 3pm, so it's only been three hours since my last meal - excellent! Time for a snack to keep the metabolism faster than my grandma's.
Dinner at 6, and then a very light snack at 8:00, something with protein and low fat and calories and carbs - my favorite is usually a little cottage cheese.
Point is, you can still have school and have some control over when you eat and how you eat. Just don't overdo it to compensate for missing that "snack" inbetween breakfast and lunch. And eat lunch! You're doing yourself more harm than good.
Got some dumb-dumb girls taking ECA stacks and not eating and they end up passing out during gym. What the heck? You have to eat - just eat right.