Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Training & Nutrition
Reload this Page >

Cheap, high calorie food for starving student?

Notices
Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

Cheap, high calorie food for starving student?

Old 08-31-19, 11:26 AM
  #26  
Darth Lefty 
Disco Infiltrator
 
Darth Lefty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Folsom CA
Posts: 10,786

Bikes: Schwinn Paramount, Salsa Timberjack, Diamondback Expert TG, Burley Samba

Mentioned: 64 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1925 Post(s)
Liked 488 Times in 338 Posts
Originally Posted by ridingfool View Post
Wow where do you live .where I am at .they cost about 1 dollar a pound or 5 bucks for 5 pound bag.
Christ, where do YOU live? Potatoes are the cheapest staple food in the store.

stay away from the junk food aisles, buy bone in meat and staples in bulk, youíll be ok. Costco prices help especially for expensive but storable things like nuts.

BUT Cooking cheap costs time, too, so if you are working full time and riding far thatís a factor.

Last edited by Darth Lefty; 08-31-19 at 11:37 AM.
Darth Lefty is online now  
Old 08-31-19, 12:39 PM
  #27  
ridingfool
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 237
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 84 Post(s)
Liked 18 Times in 16 Posts
Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
Christ, where do YOU live? Potatoes are the cheapest staple food in the store.

stay away from the junk food aisles, buy bone in meat and staples in bulk, youíll be ok. Costco prices help especially for expensive but storable things like nuts.

BUT Cooking cheap costs time, too, so if you are working full time and riding far thatís a factor.
I'm in New Jersey and shop at the local supermarket one block from where I live . Can buy a little cheaper at a farmers market but as u said between work and trying to ride upwards of 300 miles a week not much time to shop .
ridingfool is offline  
Old 08-31-19, 01:09 PM
  #28  
ThermionicScott 
7-speed cultist
 
ThermionicScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CID
Posts: 20,010

Bikes: 1991 Bianchi Eros, 1964 Armstrong, 1988 Diamondback Ascent, 1988 Bianchi Premio, 1987 Bianchi Sport SX, 1980s Raleigh mixte (hers)

Mentioned: 87 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2769 Post(s)
Liked 678 Times in 473 Posts
I'm sure that 4 years later, the OP's metabolism has started to slow a bit, and so this "problem" is less of one.
__________________
Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
Originally Posted by noglider
People in this forum are not typical.
RUSA #7498
ThermionicScott is offline  
Likes For ThermionicScott:
Old 08-31-19, 01:15 PM
  #29  
Trakhak
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 2,017
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 509 Post(s)
Liked 157 Times in 109 Posts
Originally Posted by gregf83 View Post
Bulk steel cut oats with raisins for breakfast.
Agree, except he said cheap. Bulk old-fashioned or quick oats are a much better buy. Despite what many seem to believe, non-steel-cut oats are no less nutritious than steel-cut oats and cost considerably less.
Trakhak is offline  
Old 08-31-19, 01:20 PM
  #30  
LesterOfPuppets
cowboy, steel horse, etc
 
LesterOfPuppets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Valley of the Sun.
Posts: 34,113

Bikes: everywhere

Mentioned: 56 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5175 Post(s)
Liked 864 Times in 477 Posts
Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
I'm sure that 4 years later, the OP's metabolism has started to slow a bit, and so this "problem" is less of one.
Or that armed with a degree he's now shopping at Whole Foods all the time!
LesterOfPuppets is offline  
Likes For LesterOfPuppets:
Old 09-01-19, 07:11 AM
  #31  
berner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bristol, R. I.
Posts: 4,123

Bikes: Specialized Secteur, old Peugeot

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 564 Post(s)
Liked 336 Times in 211 Posts
Originally Posted by andr0id View Post
Just calories may keep you from losing weight, but you need protein to keep from losing muscle mass.
You don't want an even exchange of muscle for fat.
This is very good advice. I don't hike or backpack these days but in the past spent considerable time and effort in the mountains. At that time I read trail journals regularly. I learned then that some Appalachian Trail (2300 miles) through hikers traveling 20 to 30 miles per day would feel starved of calories and could eat a pizza or two at a sitting. Some of those same people would suffer stress fractures after walking 1500 miles or so which ended their adventure. This is attributable to poor and unbalanced diet lacking protein, micro nutrients and calcium. When putting an extraordinary stress on the body, nutritional needs need to match.
berner is offline  
Old 05-19-20, 07:07 AM
  #32  
Sentionc
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
white rice is the best for me, and chicken
Sentionc is offline  
Old 05-28-20, 03:09 PM
  #33  
adamrice 
mosquito rancher
 
adamrice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Austin TX USA
Posts: 530

Bikes: Bob Jackson 853 Arrowhead; Felt VR30

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 54 Post(s)
Liked 29 Times in 20 Posts
There's a lot of good advice in this thread on specific food items, but in case it's not already clear (and you're not already doing it) the way to save money is to cook your own food, rather than buying prepared food. This is also healthier and is a useful life skill in general.

Getting a Costco membership is tough if your broke, but can pay off over time. You can buy chicken thighs for $2/lb, which is very cheap (of course, you need to have room in your freezer for the 6-pack). My Costco membership pays for itself just in the money I save on coffee. It's the same on a smaller scale when you go to a regular grocery store. A small container of whatever will cost you more per unit than a big container.

Fresh vegetables are terrible on a calories-per-dollar basis, but are still worth eating.
__________________
Adam Rice
adamrice is offline  
Old 06-01-20, 06:30 PM
  #34  
DaveLeeNC
Senior Member
 
DaveLeeNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Pinehurst, NC, US
Posts: 1,469

Bikes: 2020 Trek Emonda SL6, 90's Vintage EL-OS Steel Bianchi with 2014 Campy Chorus Upgrade

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 320 Post(s)
Liked 76 Times in 51 Posts
This comes from information gained in 1966. A couple of friends in the summer between their junior and senior years in HS went to Florida to bum around on the beaches and they didn't have much money. According to 'Steve' the most volume of food per dollar that you could buy at that time was unpopped popcorn.

Not calories exactly, but according to "Steve"...

dave
DaveLeeNC is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
sstang13
Training & Nutrition
27
01-05-13 04:06 PM
Chaco
Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg)
13
07-30-11 01:00 PM
mthayer
Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg)
53
01-12-11 10:57 PM
Dr. Banzai
Training & Nutrition
10
08-03-10 02:04 AM
Lizard King
Training & Nutrition
16
02-10-10 11:20 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.