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Best Diet for Pilots?

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by TylerC-IL, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. TylerC-IL

    TylerC-IL New Member

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    Hey,

    Does anyone know the best diet for pilots? I've heard the Mediterranean Diet is one of the best but does anyone know another few diets?

    Thanks
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  2. z987k

    z987k TeamANC

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    Whiskey and cigarettes.
     
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  3. ATN_Pilot

    ATN_Pilot Socialist Pig Member

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    The best diet for pilots? Getting out of aviation. I've lost about 10 lbs since I did, and it's only been a month.
     
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  4. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    Diet as in "weight loss plan" or diet as in what you normally eat?

    I tell you what, continuing to eat healthy after I went to domestic is a challenge because most airport food options are engineered for the stroller-pushers and I absolutely refuse to drag around five days of rotting food and hustling around for ice like some of those gosh-damned Facebook groups suggest.
     
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  5. SpiceWeasel

    SpiceWeasel Tre Kronor

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    Maybe you could pay your ladies a few more bucks to get a home cooked meal in addition to the other services they provide. That will help you lose weight. :p
     
  6. ATN_Pilot

    ATN_Pilot Socialist Pig Member

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    Then they might get the wrong idea about why they're being paid (i.e., to leave). ;)
     
  7. A Life Aloft

    A Life Aloft Well-Known Member

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    Move more. Eat Less. Don't eat crap.
     
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  8. Hacker15e

    Hacker15e Virtue Signaling Intersectional Nonbinary Otherkin

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    Living on regional wages oughta do it.
     
  9. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Old School

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    You would think so but no. I was around 160 lbs when I started at the commuters. Gas station hot dogs were 99 cents. Eating an entire sleeve of cookies enroute to Fort Wayne was free... Next thing you know. Pushing 200 lbs with a mild cheeto addiction.
     
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    Screaming_Emu You people

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    Yup. McDonald's is cheap! Salads are not.
     
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    z987k TeamANC

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    Salad would be cheaper if the market for it was the same as a Big Mac.
    But yes, cal/$ I don't think anything beats the dollar menu.
     
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    Screaming_Emu You people

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    That is the exact same way I explain McDonald's. Long day with only one break long enough for a meal...$6 and I can get half the calories I need for the day. Big Mac it is.
     
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    JordanD Sizeable Member

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    Flying so much in a day that you barely have time for lunch and by the time you're done flying you're too exhausted to eat.
     
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    Screaming_Emu You people

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    When I was in school they were running a study where they'd control the diet of pilots and then throw them in the sim later on. The idea being to see what kind of food gave the best mental performance. Turns out it was greasy sloppy stuff like fast food burgers.

    That's why the McD's on VA ave is my last stop before the sim.
     
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    ATN_Pilot Socialist Pig Member

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    I had the opposite problem. I'd eat little all day and then was so hungry for real food at the end of the day that I'd gorge myself on room service or delivered pizza. Not conducive to a healthy weight.
     
  16. matthew

    matthew Well-Known Member

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    Ive been looking for a healthy, mobile snack that isn't processed and doesn't contain white potatoes and I found something on Amazon. Granted, it isn't cheap but after ordering 1 of each and trying them, I can tell you they are pretty damn delicious. Google "beanitos" and check the ingredients/nutrition info. These things are excellent carb/protein/fiber snacks that are extremely calorie dense.
     
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    z987k TeamANC

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    Hard cheese, like those crumbly bricks of aged Parmesan and crackers make great snacks and there's no need for refrigeration.
     
  18. JordanD

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    It kind of went that way for me, I was one of those "wow, I can eat anything I want and not gain weight!" When in reality all I was eating was a tiny breakfast (hard for me to eat in the morning) and a Big Mac that night, really probably getting <2000 calories a day. I've gained like 30 pounds since May just being able to eat three square meals a day. Usually garbage though.
     
  19. ComplexHiAv8r

    ComplexHiAv8r Well-Known Member

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    Stress? You weren't flying but that last week right?
     
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    I told you it would happen.
     

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