Hey i am 18yrs old apprentice, and loved working out (physically) being part of a state basketball team. before i decided to take the road as a chef. at the start i had my diet sorted, would train morning and night, work throughout the day. but as time grew on i found it so difficult maintaining a diet which included full meals due to the 12 hour shift cycle, and being so drained for the next day. i was just picking and prodding at chips, pizza anything that was a mistake, and found it even harder when working on pans because of taste testing, all the cream , wine, brandy,oil, garlic. everything that makes food taste amazing. then because of service periods. the only proper meal i would have is breakfast, because service went from 11am - 9:30, you miss lunch and dinner. anyway i ended up giving up on the whole lot of training. and my game went skyrocketing down. hence making me pretty much drop the whole thing. because of commitments, bills. i had to work to keep the things i have as most people do. but i recently have had the urge to attempt to get into training again. slowly .
i need help in
how do you manage eating while at work?
what do you eat?
is it just the place im working, i heard breakfast chefs finish earlier?
has anyone got any experiences at all with struggling to eat and would want to share them with me?
any ideas on how to combat this? like shakes. at one point i swear i was living off "up and go" that would fill me up but my body was slow