I read some of your remarks about meals. You said you mainly snack leading up to one or two big meals. Judging from your snack shelf, I get the feeling you eat a lot of snacks. Can you give me some idea of how much chips, crackers, snacks you put away in a day, either by volume of calorie count. Do you sit down and wipe out an entire bag of chips? Do you shop at the big box grocery and buy in bulk. Give us some idea of how much junk food you devour in a day/week/month. Grr
Well, I’d say my calories come 1/2 from the big meals, and 1/2 from the snacks. 1lb of bacon, 15-20 perogies fried in the bacon fat - that puts enough calories in me to give me my daily total of calories (3000-4000), so then all the snacks I eat are extra and will be turned to fat, so I try to double that or more…
In the course of a day, the snacks I eat are:
1 or 2 bottles of pop = 900-1800 calories
1 box of ginger snap cookies = 1600 calories
3 glasses 2% Lactose-Free Milk = 500 calories
1-2 cans of Pringles or bags of chips = 800-1600 calories
Dip (bacon ranch dressing) = 1000 calories
Candies (currently “Rockets” candies) = 500 calories
2-4 PopTarts = 400-800 calories
Total - Between 5500 and 7800 in snacks alone.
My BMR calculates to 3000 calories, which means that my body takes 3000 calories just to stay alive on a daily basis. So, after I eat my meal(s), I’ve already put in enough calories for my body to function - then all the snacks are stored extra, as fat. So, some days I stay about even… and other days, I’m gaining 1-3lbs of pure fat.
Yes, I can eat a big bag of chips in a sitting, easily. I sometimes eat two. I shop in a regular grocery store since the island I live on doesn’t have a bulk store. People aren’t used to seeing a really fat guy with a cart loaded with 12-18 bottles of pop, 12 cans of pringles, chips, candy, chocolates, bacon, butter, and a whole bunch of fatty snacks. If there was a bulk store, I’d be their best customer.
Hopefully that answers a few of those questions.
I keep telling my man he needs to snack more often. Here’s the proof that it works!
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I made one of those!
Facing the Foliage with @cnstzn
Inspired by Justina Blakeney’s (@justinablakeney) #facethefoliage hashtag, Turkey Instagrammer Cansu Tüzan (@cnstzn) started to bring her portraits to life. Using everyday objects including flowers, seashells, metal scraps and jewelry, the student living in Gelibolu, Çanakkale, arranges objects on her desk before creating a character. “When I travel or walk anywhere, I am trying to look for all the details. I am always looking very carefully at everything as all the dried branches, flowers and leaves help me to create new characters.”
Cansu explains how she puts together each photo. “I try to shape hair and eyes, then I realize that the portrait is starting to look at me,” she says. “After I design the portrait, I wonder where it lives or whether the face belongs to a real person. Some of my followers claim my portraits look like their friends or relatives. This feeling makes me happy, as I am dreamer and I love showing my dreams through my works.”
I’ve done this before for a photography project. Mine actually looked a lot like it but I used nothing but Christmas colors!
I guess there really is no such thing as an original idea!