My two favourite hobbies are food and gaming – the interesting part is that they go well together. As I sit for hours at my gaming desk, you can view more over here, I get really hungry and with Battlefield 1 due to hit the shelves tomorrow I can see a long weekend without much time cook a healthy and nutritious meal! For most gamers a weekend like this will entail lots of junk but if you are conscious of your weight then you need to plan ahead.
So, what do gamers eat – well, to find out I needed to do a little research and see what I could learn. To my surprise, there are literally hundreds of videos and articles on this topic so I am happy to report that I am not alone!
Avoiding the junk here is the key – I am not 15 anymore and as you approach the middle years of life you quickly learn that any food consumed needs to be carefully considered to ensure the calorie count is within a reasonable threshold. Overdoing it will certainly lead to a stomach that is not easy to get rid of!
Making a nice chicken or tuna salad could do the trick and you will find some really good recipes if you search the web – this is quite simple and a large bowel could potentially last the entire weekend. Concentrating on gaming takes a bit of energy (believe it or not) so you want healthy food but at some point you are going to need something with substance.
As a gamer it is often tempting to make toast or other quick meals – the key point here is the type of bread used to ensure you keep those calories off – I like to use seed breads which retain the taste but are fairly safe to eat without the risk of an overload.
It is hard to nail it down to a specific set of pointers but it is worth keeping in mind and doing your best to eat healthy – especially if you are sitting down for hours at a time playing games!
If you are a bit of nerd like me and you have just ordered your battlefield 1 then happy weekend!
If you are like me and you enjoy an outdoor and active lifestyle, then you will probably want to think about the type of foods you can eat that will give you energy but not cause you to put on weight.
I love to play golf and I have to be careful as I might not burn quite as many calories as I put in. I sometimes spend hours working on my swing at home with my Optishot golf simulator, you can see it here if you want to learn more, but this doesn’t really qualify as a major workout. I often feel quite tired after hitting 100-200 golf balls but it does depend on what I had to eat for the day. The opposite, of course, is when I eat too much and then I can’t focus on my golf swing properly which defeats the object. It seems I am not the only one talking about this as you can see there is an official event around golfing and food!
As we move into 2016 and many of you will have made up new resolutions and promises (which most will break) you will be needing some help in deciding which foods are good to eat and which should be avoided. The simple way to start is to try and avoid carbs wherever possible. This means potatoes, bread, pastry and any other food which is made from corn. The body generally converts these food types into energy (sugar) and if we don’t burn it off it will be stored as fat!
Staying away from these groups will be harder in the early stages as these are the foods that tend to fill you up. Often if you skip the starch and just have meat and salad you will not have the same feeling of being full as you would with a potato.
On the other side though, you will begin to lose weight and you will feel better allowing you to improve your golf swing and play a better game with renewed confidence.
Keep visiting us for more tips and information to ensure your 2016 goes the way you planned it and start living a healthier life.
Healthy Sports and Food
Creativity with Life
Thanks for coming past, things look a little bit empty around here but if you come back and visit real soon we should have some awesome content on here that will help you rethink your diet and become able to create some really tasty new dishes.
I just love salads with anchovy – they are delicious but they are also somewhat of an acquired taste. Those who love em can’t get enough but if you are not partial then you will probably turn your nose up at the slightest thought!
Inventing meals that are slimming is really tough as it not only takes a lot of time and thought in preparation but it can become a lot more expensive than buying convenience food. For many of us, it is hard to work all day and then spend hours in the kitchen in the evening. It is just not practical and as such a bad idea.
I plan to teach you as I go along some of the creative sides to making food and how you can prepare certain foods in bulk for freezing making a simple option for the evening after work. Just look at the following video for some simple inspirations.
Although food is the one dynamic keeping fit and active is another. I like to go to gym, get out for a run or when the weather permits I like to get out on the golf course for a quick 9 or 18 holes.
I hope to build up some good information on here that will help you look at food slightly differently and in the end, live a healthier lifestyle.