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Old 03-06-07, 08:58 PM   #1
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bad to eat powerbars/snickers marathon bars almost exclusively?

i ordered about 120 snickers marathon energy bars on ebay and i was wondering if its bad to eat them almost exclusively? right now my diet is pretty bad since im at school all day a few days out of the week. i only have 5 min free time between class to eat (8am-8pm) and ive been eating junk from the vending machine previously due to time constriants.
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A diet without variety isn't healthy. Variety and moderation.
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This is a joke, right? if not I'm sorry, but you just bought a big load of candy bars witha bit of protein powder in them. Enjoy the sugar rush.
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Poverty / lack of time must be measured against the necessity of a balanced diet. If it were up to me, in terms of time and cost, I would eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches all day. But lack of variety isn't good.

If you want, you can send some of the candy bars my way.
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Mix in some gummy bears and you've got a balanced meal!
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Mush and freeze some up for the Snickers ice cream dessert.
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You need to have a balanced diet, and what you describe is about as far from it as you can get. Fruits and vegtables can be carried to school.
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grapes are nice.
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When I was just starting my business I ate nothing but PB & J on Orowheat Wheatberry bread for months. All I needed was three ingredients, one square foot of counter space, a knife, and $35/month. I once met a guy in Ouzazat in Morocco who claimed he never ate anything except bread and dates. Now I eat a fabulous balanced diet with 14 servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Or something like that. You do what you have to do. The body's adaptability never ceases to amaze me.

The Snickers sound better than vending machine junk.
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You know you can pack fruits/veggies in baggies, and take them to class? I don't imagine a carrot/bannana takes any more time to eat than a candy bar. You could pack a balanced lunch into your backpack, and eat one item between each class. I take my lunch everyday to class (ahh, just like elementary school). My regular items are Pb&J, lunch meat sandwiches, yogurt, applesauce, grapes, apples, and granola bars. I have enough of a break that I can eat everything I pack in one sitting. That doesn't mean that you can't segment out the meal time though.
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After many thousands of dollars of dental bills I mildly regret many of the sugary energy bars I have eaten. If your budget and cooing skills are like mine stuck with a good multi-grain bread. Alternate PB&J with thin sliced meats. With a little more $$ try throwing in a can or 3 of Ensure each day. With cost no object try a true total meal replacement like RAAM riders sometimes use. One with the odd name of Spiz is good but would cost.
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