Cheap foods that will give me lots of energy?
January 2, 2006 3:03 PM Subscribe
I have a work schedule that demands I be away from home for 10 to 12 hours per day, thus making it difficult to fit in a healthy diet. To make matters worse, my position requires a lot of repetitive manual labor (moving and rewinding heavy reels of film, etc.), which is taxing on my poor, overworked muscles. I need suggestions on high energy food that's cheap, doesn't need to be refrigerated, and tastes good (if such a thing exists).
posted by bjork24 to health & fitness (17 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Typically I eat one meal per day, and 90% of the time that meal comes from Taco Bell. If I had the time / money for more meals, I'd eat them, but I don't. Luckily my schedule allows me plenty of time to sleep, so I've been offsetting the effects of my unhealthy diet by getting lots and lots of rest. However, recently my muscles have been aching from head to toe. I don't think sleep is going to do the trick for much longer. I have to somehow replace the energy going out with something other than tostadas (Mmmmm) or else I'm going to shrivel into a California raisin and die.
What can I eat? My space, time, and money is limited, so I hope that doesn't make this question entirely impossible to answer.
NOTE: I work one block away from a Butternut Bread factory, so bread is easy to get.
Please help me not die.