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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Never mind the inner man


I am thinking of introducing another meal into my daily routine because at the moment there are times of the day when I'm almost faint with hunger. Current routine is as follows:
  • rise at six, take tea and toast sometime during first hour
  • midway through morning (assuming working at home) more tea and toast
  • one a.m. lunch - something on toast (could a theme be emerging here?)
  • four o'clock - tea and a biscuit to stave off pangs
  • eight o'clock - cooked dinner
Clearly it's not enough. It's a routine first devised in my early twenties, when I used to get up at nine, and has failed to keep pace with my changing routine. But where should the additional meal go? And of what should it consist?

9 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:28 pm

    You just need a bigger lunch I reckon, not another meal.

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  2. Anonymous7:34 pm

    Although it seems the most obvious, and although I don't always practice what I'm about to preach, all I can say is...

    "Eat your dinner earlier, fool."

    Oh and / or have something more substantial for mid-morning chow.

    Gosh, all that toast and biscuit, no wonder you're snacky. Don't they pay you much at The Word? Get some proper food, my friend :)

    (Identity disguised to prevent repercussions)

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  3. Anonymous8:17 pm

    tsk, tsk - a hearty breakfast (no, not a fry up), a light lunch (decent sandwich or similar), then a nice dinner with wine. What's so hard about that?

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  4. Nibbles at 6pm?

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  5. I think having your lunch at one a.m. might be to blame?

    I also think that 'anon' above may be an employee?

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  6. You could always try getting up later. This way you can consolidate toast sessions one and two into a single session, before a big blowout for lunchtime toast.

    And maybe swapping dinner at eight for toast at five, seven, nine and eleven could satisfy those "I feel I need more meals" cravings?

    Oh God. I've turned into a Paul Young song.

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  7. Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dinner like a pauper.

    That usually works.

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  8. The wheat's not filling you up, Dave. No wonder you're hungry. Ideally, you should eat every three hours, even it's just a handful of nuts, or a boiled egg. Your breakfast, classically, lacks protein. You need egg or some fish for breakfast, that will set you up. Then a yoghurt or a crispbread with cheese or salad on it, mid-morning. Soup for lunch, with some nuts or seeds, bit of green veg. Snack mid-afternoon. Then dinner. Biscuits don't stave off pangs. They create pangs.

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  9. Blimey, Andrew Collins is very impressive isn't he! I agree with him, a boiled egg or some bacon with your toast will satisfy you for longer and keep whole nuts and a bowl of fruit on your desk. M&S is in walking distance of the office for your lunch or you could always get a nice chicken salad on the way in. And always remember your daily 2.5 litres of water so you don't mix up thirst with hunger and keep your glowing skin!

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