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Cheap Effective Meal Replacement?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by NJL, Nov 30, 2005.


  1. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Any of you guys use a cheap, healthy meal replacement? Something not too high in sugars and preferably a bar or shake.... Looking to try to eat five small meals a day to speed up my metabolism...

    Thanks,
    CA-R :)
     
  2. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I guess you can replace those 5 Whataburgers a day
    you have been eating with 5 of those White Castle sliders.
     
  3. How about a fruit? Avoid bananas though, because they are high in calories.

    Oatmeal porridge with milk is a cheap healthy meal replacement too.
     
  4. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Michigan
    Sounds like you and I are in the same boat, NJL. Anyway, I've been a fan of those carnation instant breakfast type things. Once you get used to them, they taste pretty good. Also, I'll occasionaly bring a couple pickles and a small peice of cheese to work. That usually helps me out.
     
  5. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Yeah, I guess I had that one coming! :D
     
  6. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    NJ
    The Met-Rx RTD shakes in a can are pretty good, as well as Detour bars (if you have a candy jones).

    PS, look to up your protein intake and lower your carbs. Protein in and of itself requires your body to work a bit harder to digest, thus raising your metabolism.
     
  7. maybe a good smoothie?
    i know at the local smoothie shop they have meal replacement smoothies that cost about 3x the price of a normal smoothie and tasted like peanut butter, but fills you up...mmmmm peanut butter :)
     
  8. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    NJ
    yeah and they probably contain enough sugar to send you into diabetic shock. proably not the best choice.
     
  9. For breakfast, definitely rock the Oatmeal. It's healthy AND filling, so you won't be hungry for a little while.
     
  10. fenderx55

    fenderx55

    Jan 15, 2005
    NYC/Queens
    naked fruit smoothies. I've only seen em in NYC and they're not necessarily filling, but a good meal replacement.
     
  11. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I would second fruits. Grapefruit is often suggested for breakfast diets because it kick starts your metabolism. I would imagine other citrus fruits have similar effects, so. I would say, up your fruit intake. You could also have a protein or energy bar. I like clif bars because they taste good, otherwise Pure Protein is the best protein bar for protein.
     
  12. hey NJL ,

    I swear buy this stuff [​IMG]

    Alot of vitamin stores carry it as well as on line http://www.dpsnutrition.net/product_information.asp?number=DZ018&back=yes&dept=1039&last=1039

    Its called Dymatise elite whey. Chocolet is my favorite and it good with just ice water in a shaker cup for a quick protien fix. I blend it with raw oats and peanutbutter or almonds for a compleat meal. The vannilla is ok if you add with skim milk but just ehh on its own....there are alot of flavors but I'm scared to try and be stuck with 5 lbs.

    @ $24.00 for 5 lbs you can't beat the price and you can custom tailor the number of scoops you use plus milk,oats etc to get the calories you want per meal.

    IMO its one of the best tasting whey proteins out there and it mixes thin, not gloppy thick like metrx or someothers.

    let me know if you have any other questions.
     
  13. Also ,

    I'd stay away from bars!!!! just glorifired candy bars with protein and the quality of protein in some bars is subpar and not usful. I find that they don't fill you up either, with the shake your getting more water also, and thats a good thing.
     
  14. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    What's a naked fruit smoothie?

    I like fruit smoothies and I've drank plenty of them while naked but I don't know if I've had a naked smoothie.

    brad cook
     
  15. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    I hope you are not going to sit here and tell us how you rubbed the smoothie on your nipples...sicko
     
  16. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    C'mon, you should be encouraging him!
    TB perv time, Brad's home from school... :p
     
  17. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    I do enjoy the oatmeal. Dump water and oatmeal in a bowl, microwave for a minute, and bam! Breakfast.

    I don't like all the goofy flavors, though. I stick with the basic three-flavor variety: Apple 'n Cinnamon, Maple and Brown Sugar, and Sugar and Spice. Good stuff! (The Honey Nut kind is pretty good too.)
     
  18. kserg

    kserg

    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    Ph0 $4 fills me up for whole day and it feels good...


    Beer... there is a sandwitch in every can.
     
  19. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Actually I'm still AT school. :bag:

    brad cook
     
  20. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    You're the sicko that's imagining it!

    :scowl:

    brad cook