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Bad eating habits of a line cook

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I have been a line cook for 8 years and have struggled with my eating habits. Working in a kitchen for 9+ hours 6 Days a week the last thing on my mind is going home and cooking myself dinner. I normally settle for fast food or something that requires a microwave ,the cooks/line cooks I know all have struggled with this on and off, but for me the breaking point was the Dr. saying i need to eat better , and the fact that I gained more weight than I wanted to and was labeled by my Dr. as over weight. So i am trying to change/improve my eating habits with what little time in my day I have to eat and I am looking for any advice, tips for loosing weigh or food items you may eat your self that I can tie into my busy days, as a line cook I figured I might as well ask fellow cooks, line cooks, chefs ect.

 

Thanks for the help!

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Salads, salads, salads! There are hundreds of types of salads that can satisfy even the biggest meat eater. They can be made ahead of time on a day off for the following few days. I'm lucky enough to lead a VERY active lifestyle(running, swimming, cycling nearly every day) outside of the kitchen, but I know a lot of line cooks that struggle with weight. I have always noticed like you said that all they want to do is make something fast and easy after a shift. I completely understand why most would get fast food. I absolutely love making wraps when I don't feel like cooking with four or five vegetables and a protein. They're quick, easy and there are hundreds of variations you can make.

Gourmandise is an impassioned, rational and habitual preference for all objects that flatter the sense of taste.
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