Intelligent Dietary Defaults

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Intelligent Dietary Defaults

Post by reinhard » Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:40 pm

New podcast segment:
Convenience is stronger than you are. Accept this fact. But with a little planning, the convenient thing doesn't have to be too awful. Case in point: 'optimize your oatmeal.'
http://everydaysystems.com/podcast/episode.php?id=23

(not no-s specific, but most relevant to No-s so I thought I'd post it here)

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Post by Ray E. » Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:38 pm

Interesting. Very similar to what my business partner and I do at work for breakfast and lunch (if we're not entertaining clients). The dry cereal and oatmeal part is easy, but have our own refrigerator, so a can of tuna fish, mayo, with some fruit, veggies and nuts make a quick, convenient. Co-workers ask us if they can buy feed bags for us and make other snide comments, but it sure beats the chinese food and other lunch specials they have delivered!

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Post by Sinnie » Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:10 pm

Excellent podcast. I really liked this one.

I had an early lunch because for some reason my short workout left me unable to concentrate on work. So at 11am I heated up leftover oatmeal loaded with natural peanut butter and I couldn't finish it. It's been two hours and miraculously I haven't thought of food at all (I usually do).

Very fitting that you brought this to our attention today. I'm definitely going to start making it a daily meal (for myself, breakfast. I like the long cooking oats - only takes about 10 minutes which I put on the stove while I get ready. School doesn't have facilities to even pour hot water :S)

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Post by kccc » Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:36 pm

I like this podcase. I have "default meals" too - particularly for lunch and breakfast. Since I get bored, I have a handful that I rotate. (And one is oatmeal, lol!)

Really like the computer analogies - works very well. I wish we used more "intelligent defaults" in a LOT of places!

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Post by joasia » Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:44 pm

I love you Reinhard, but if I had to eat oatmeal for lunch or even breakfast I think I would go crazy :lol:

P.S. If I ate oatmeal, I probably wouldn't have a weight problem
The destiny of nations depends on the manner in which they feed themselves. Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

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Post by silverfish » Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:51 pm

An alternative to oatmeal is a good, relatively low in sugar muesli (they are out there!). I add milk to mine and put it in the microwave for 1 minute. It doesn't make it hot or porridge-y, but it does warm it a little and make the muesli softer (and reconstitute the fruit).

I keep cereal and soups at work - we have milk in our kitchenette and I can buy a roll at a bakery to have with a soup. Good for the second half of the payweek, when I have spent the weekend having a marvellous time and have no money left!

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Post by Tombo » Thu May 03, 2018 6:13 pm

Thanks for sharing, I like your logical approach to things and what you say makes sense!

I had porridge for breakfast this morning coincidentally.

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