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    Nursing and owning a pet

    Cats are fine. All the cats I've ever owned didn't want to have anything to do with me 10-12 + hours a day anyway.
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    I refuse to be a fat nurse!!

    Shakeology is great! Essentially protein anyway...but with added vitamins and carbs...! So yeah, you are drink a protein shake (which is 100% the right thing to do after the workout) and getting some bonus goodies in the process.
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    I refuse to be a fat nurse!!

    From a diet perspective... Get over the notion of a lunch break. Alot of nurses don't get them anyway and the "Lunch Break" routine is a big hinderance for alot of people trying to lose weight. YOU and YOU alone are in control of what you open your mouth and put into it, do not let your goals fall victim to your job. MANY professionals (not just nurses), people with office jobs, servers, bartenders, teachers, etc, find themselves in a position where they don't have great options for food while they're at work and often don't have the opportunity to even eat. Here are a few tips to remedy this: 1. Pack your food and leave your cash in your car - If you know you have a 3 day work stretch coming up, buy 3 packs of chicken.... grill all of it. Portion it into 3 containers. Pick one or two different sides / snacks (fruits, veggie sticks etc), prep and portion them into 3. Pick items that you're ok eating cold. Huge salads are a good option or a Large pack of steam vegetables or rice. As I'm sure you're already aware, from a metabolic standpoint you are much better eating 4-6 small meals over the course of a 12 hour shift than gorging yourself when you get home...Having your lunch READY TO GO and as a cold meal that can be "snacked on" over the course of the 12 hours not only gives you control of what you're eating, but also allows you to actually get the meals in...since Nursing breaks are few and far between. It's much easier to grab a few bites (which is sometimes all you need) than it is to find food and have a sit down meal. Many people aren't really used to the notion that 3 ounces of chicken and a half sweet potato or a cup of yogurt with lowfat granola is a meal. They are meals they're just meals with numbers (first, fifth, seventh, etc) instead of names (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Food is fuel, not comfort, not an obligation...you'll find if you eat more during the day you'll be less "beat" by the end of us. Give yourself a steady supply of quick resources to get yourself through. 2. Numbers - Dieting is a numbers game. Figure out your basal metabolic rate (there are calculators you can use), get a calorie burning watch to figure out relatively how much energy you expend during your day. Use these resources to PLAN PLAN PLAN what you're eating on those long days at work. You'd be surprised at how bad or off your carb / protein / fat ratio might be currently and how much of a hindrance that is to your weight loss goals. Implement the change, notice results. 3. Supplements - Protein powder is your friend. Pack a tupperware container of low carb protein powder (if you don't own protein powder get some...you should be using it after workouts anyway) and keep it in your locker or car. If you forget your food, or really don't have time to catch some quick bites, protein powder can be a life saver. Just stick to the dietary guidelines and don't over do it. A small meal before your shift and a Casein shake can really help control your hunger during long stretches when you don't have access to food. 4. Water - Hydration Calculator - Know How Much Water To Drink? I used to put day dots on my water bottles in the fridge (just different colored stickers) Then I know, Ok, I need to drink at least 10 of these today, and can keep track of how many I drank. Turned out I was drinking LESS THAN 50% OF THE WATER I NEEDED :O. You will notice this too and learn to keep yourself better hydrated. Anyway, lot of stuff here sorry, the point is that with a little creativity there are many ways that you can RETAKE CONTROL of your diet in a situation that isn't always dieter friendly. I'm sorry to hear that your coworkers aren't very receptive to your new changes, but sometimes being alone is the biggest motivator. Good luck and I hope your next post is along the lines of "Holy heck i lost 20 lbs and here's how..."
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    Drawbacks of the Fruitarian Diet

    I don't know, my minimum protein requirement for a day is 80g. Not sure I'd want to eat upwards of 4 cups of nuts a day to meet the minimum and still be lacking essential aminos because nuts aren't complete proteins.
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    Drawbacks of the Fruitarian Diet

    The total lack of protein would be #1 on my list of drawbacks.
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    In a panic

    Lookup Catholic Charities. I don't know where you live otherwise I'd give you a direct link. I couldn't afford my cobra and I had some serious dental issues going on. Your religion is irrelevant to them, so don't worry about the Catholic aspect. Their free-care clinics can help you with outpatient and dental stuff, the one in my city had a fund to help people with their cobra benefits, health insurance and cash for groceries etc while they were actively looking for work again.
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    Suave Professionals Humectant

    The suave stuff works almost as well as their counterparts. In this case nexxus humectress. It smells the same and works just as well. Its not as thick as its nexxus counterpart though, so you will likely end up needing to use a little more to get the job done. But at less than 1/3 the price you're still in the black.