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Getting Fat During Quarantine

#1 Post by New England Fire Squad » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:04 pm

Anyone else finding out that their monthly trip to the gym was all that was keeping them from a beer gut? Anyone got any tips on how to reverse this and/or how to avoid it?
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Re: Getting Fat During Quarantine

#2 Post by Claesar » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:09 pm

New England Fire Squad wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:04 pm
Anyone else finding out that their monthly trip to the gym was all that was keeping them from a beer gut? Anyone got any tips on how to reverse this and/or how to avoid it?
Are you still allowed to walk in parks? Do that daily.
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Re: Getting Fat During Quarantine

#3 Post by abgemacht » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:33 pm

Go on a walk every day and only buy healthy food. I've only been going grocery shopping only once every 3 weeks. Can't snack if there are no snacks.
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Re: Getting Fat During Quarantine

#4 Post by Octavious » Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:08 pm

abgemacht wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:33 pm
Go on a walk every day and only buy healthy food. I've only been going grocery shopping only once every 3 weeks. Can't snack if there are no snacks.
How is that even possible? What do you eat that lasts for 3 weeks? Plastic fruit and veg are for display purposes only, you know.

Besides which, Easter is almost here, and it's the season for chocolate :-D
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Re: Getting Fat During Quarantine

#5 Post by RoganJosh » Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:35 pm

Skip the food and only go for beer.
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Re: Getting Fat During Quarantine

#6 Post by abgemacht » Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:43 pm

Octavious wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:08 pm
How is that even possible? What do you eat that lasts for 3 weeks? Plastic fruit and veg are for display purposes only, you know.
Fresh vegetables last a week or so and then switch to frozen vegetables. Fruit lasts a few weeks. You can freeze meat and it will last for months. Dairy products last for weeks if you don't open them, so just buy extra and open them when needed. It's pretty easy, once you know what you're going to eat. A bit hard to fit it all in the shopping cart, though.
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Re: Getting Fat During Quarantine

#7 Post by Octavious » Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:10 pm

Frozen veg for a fortnight? Frozen meat does indeed last for months, and can resole your boots as well. As for dairy, cheese will last depending on the cheese... but milk? Three weeks? It's gone past junket and on to the other side well before two.

I'll take my chances with the virus, methinks!
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Re: Getting Fat During Quarantine

#8 Post by flash2015 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:15 pm

Octavious wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:10 pm
Frozen veg for a fortnight? Frozen meat does indeed last for months, and can resole your boots as well. As for dairy, cheese will last depending on the cheese... but milk? Three weeks? It's gone past junket and on to the other side well before two.

I'll take my chances with the virus, methinks!
Do you have UHT milk in the UK (I see it sold in Australia, not in the US for some reason)? That can last several months at room temperature as long as it is unopened.
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Re: Getting Fat During Quarantine

#9 Post by abgemacht » Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:23 pm

lol, I know you're joking, Oct, but for everyone else: It's really easy to not shop every week.
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Re: Getting Fat During Quarantine

#10 Post by captainmeme » Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:48 pm

Octavious wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:08 pm
abgemacht wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:33 pm
Go on a walk every day and only buy healthy food. I've only been going grocery shopping only once every 3 weeks. Can't snack if there are no snacks.
How is that even possible? What do you eat that lasts for 3 weeks? Plastic fruit and veg are for display purposes only, you know.

Besides which, Easter is almost here, and it's the season for chocolate :-D
My Brexit stockpile of soup cans finally has a purpose
muahahahaha
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Re: Getting Fat During Quarantine

#11 Post by abgemacht » Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:04 pm

You'll go through all your Brexit cans before Brexit even goes through...
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Re: Getting Fat During Quarantine

#12 Post by Octavious » Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:13 pm

flash2015 wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:15 pm
Do you have UHT milk in the UK (I see it sold in Australia, not in the US for some reason)? That can last several months at room temperature as long as it is unopened.
Aye, it lasts longer than any other kind of milk because no bugger will drink it :razz:
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Re: Getting Fat During Quarantine

#13 Post by flash2015 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:15 pm

abgemacht wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:23 pm
lol, I know you're joking, Oct, but for everyone else: It's really easy to not shop every week.
It depends how you live. If you have a house with a lot of space (with perhaps multiple fridges), yes. If you have a "studio" apartment with a tiny fridge, no.
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Re: Getting Fat During Quarantine

#14 Post by Octavious » Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:15 pm

abgemacht wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:23 pm
lol, I know you're joking, Oct, but for everyone else: It's really easy to not shop every week.
Is this a common thing in the US? I can honestly say that I know of no one in the UK that does this.
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Re: Getting Fat During Quarantine

#15 Post by abgemacht » Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:25 pm

I used to go once a week; I only switched to limit exposure to corona. But, yes, people in the US buy lots of everything; food is no exception.
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Re: Getting Fat During Quarantine

#16 Post by Octavious » Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:49 pm

Wow... Because of coronavirus I've limited my grocery shopping to twice a week. It's been a struggle, but it's just about doable.
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Re: Getting Fat During Quarantine

#17 Post by tobieee911 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:11 am

Because of the coronavirus, i switched from doing nothing to doing less then nothing ;)

But yes, i'm getting fat during quarantine :(
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Re: Getting Fat During Quarantine

#18 Post by mhsmith0 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:03 am

I'm actually (very slowly) losing weight during quarantine. Perhaps the snacks and soda supply at the office are in fact less than awesome for my health :P

(or at least, i'm eating slightly healthier shit, like oatmeal squares instead of candy, and skipping lunch mainly, etc)

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Re: Getting Fat During Quarantine

#19 Post by Octavious » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:07 am

What's an oatmeal square? Is that like a flapjack?

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Re: Getting Fat During Quarantine

#20 Post by mhsmith0 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:36 pm

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MXCU55A/re ... UTF8&psc=1
(I also bought a peanut butter set)

definitely not the healthiest thing in the world, but less unhealthy than some other alternatives at least
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