I've been busy!For the last several months, I have been trying to get another nutrition internship position, aside from the one I have at the Rehabilitation Center.
It's great - I love working for FREE!
|I love it! Really, I do ...|
As part of some of the research for this project, I have been asking everyone what they eat, when they eat out. Even the poor unsuspecting NJPIRG, public interest employee that rang my doorbell asking for a donation.
Me: Hey, do you want some water, it's awfully hot out there.
Unsuspecting NJPIRG Employee: Oh my gosh, YES! Thank you!
The poor girl, she hadn't a clue!Me: So (filling up her Kanteen with ice and water), What do you eat when you get hungry?
Unsuspecting NJPIRG Employee: Huh? (Oh God, I got a crazy on my hand, just gimme the freakin' water B@&tch!)
Me: Well, I'm working on a project and I'm wondering, your on the road all-day, your office is in New Brunswick (very familiar with NJPIRG in my 'save the world from plastics' life phase!) ...what do you eat when you get hungry and your on the road?
You'd be surprised at how comfortable people are telling you their personal food habits. This unsuspecting public interest employee told me that she never snacks, but she does eats ALL her meals out. She went on to explain that she doesn't own a car, so she can't drive to the supermarket and she shares an apartment with a bunch of people, who don't usually cook their own food, either, so for now, this is her way of life.
Unsuspecting NJPIRG Employee: I'm not proud of the way I'm eating, right now, but it works for now.
Me: I'm not judging you. I'm asking everybody, "What do you eat when you go out to eat? And where do you go?"... so where do you go, when you eat out?
Unsuspecting NJPIRG Employee: I go to Panera Bread or a Deli during the day. My friends and I will eat Italian, Mexican or Chinese a couple of nights a week. That's about it.
Oh my gosh, how will I ever keep track of all these types of foods in all these different restaurants? I decided to do a search at the App Store, on my iPad. I typed in "Restaurant Nutrition" and came up with a whole bunch of Apps popped up. These Apps are great for people who are
- On the road, didn't pack a snack, and are hungry or starving
- Have a business lunch/dinner at a local chain restaurant & don't want to blow their diet,
- Had a rough day at work, just want to grab the kid(s) and get something to eat 'cause you are starving and too tired too cook!
- Or are an unsuspecting public interest group employee, who is young and wants to relax and hang out with friends at a restaurant after talking to a bunch of Half-Crazed
Runnerspeople all day!
|Fast Food Calorie Hunter|
|Restaurant Calorie Counter|
|Go Meals HD|
There are tons of Apps out there claiming to provide information on "every" menu item listed per restaurant chain. Unfortunately, that's not true. There are also great Apps out there that are voice activated, come with a barcode scanner and will give users lots more detailed info on foods eaten at home ....but I'll save that for another blog-post! Until then,
TRAIN SMART TODAY!