Weight Loss Support - Is that a sweet potato in your pocket....or are you just happy to see me?




missingmyerica
02-17-2008, 05:59 PM
I carry a baked sweet potato in my purse whenever I go out, in case of emergency. I also have almonds and some sort of fruit. The other day I was paying for my groceries and I thought I lost my MAC card. I had to pretty much dump the contents of my purse on the conveyer belt, while the cashier looked at all my little ziplock baggies filled with my emergency food. I'm beyond caring what people think of me at this point, so I just kept searching until I found my card. I got to my car and just started laughing out loud at the whole situation. It made me wonder what other people carry around for their food "emergencies"?


walking2lose
02-17-2008, 06:06 PM
That's hilarious. I'm not as creative as you (sweet potato!!!), but I often carry a few crackers and a laughing cow cheese, a string cheese, or some kind of fruit.

CountingDown
02-17-2008, 06:09 PM
High fiber protein bar, string cheese, dark chocolate.


sharonrr1
02-17-2008, 06:17 PM
I don't carry anything around with me. But you should see me pack. Like when we went on vacation recently. I knew once we got there I would go grocery shopping because we had a kitchen. But I took a clear back pack because of the airport security. I figured you can see everything I have then. It was mostly protein bars, protein shakes, fruit and nuts. I don't eat the protein bars normally. I rather have the real thing.

2beautiful2Bfat
02-17-2008, 06:40 PM
First of all you need the butler bag!!
http://www.butlerbag.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ID=93&SCID=37

I personnally car a soy nut bar, fruit bar always and then usually a fruit or veggie dependng on when and where I am going!

missingmyerica
02-17-2008, 06:43 PM
First of all you need the butler bag!!
http://www.butlerbag.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ID=93&SCID=37


OMG...how cute is that? You have found my weakness.....purses and bags! I love all the compartments. Do you think my sweet potato will fit?;)

catmalvo
02-17-2008, 07:11 PM
Sweet potato sounds good! I usually keep a hundred calorie pack or a cereal bar on me.

missingmyerica
02-17-2008, 07:15 PM
Sweet potato sounds good! I usually keep a hundred calorie pack or a cereal bar on me.

I find that a sweet potato will keep me full for about 2 hours or so. I eat it with the skin on, just like an apple....cold. I eat one every day, and my husband keeps telling me I'm going to turn orange soon. ;)

rockinrobin
02-17-2008, 08:25 PM
Hmmm, sweet potato - interesting.

It really depends on where I'm going and for how long. If I'm going to work, forget it - I bring a TON of stuff. Salads, yogurt, fruit, veggies, water, tea.

But if I'm just going to do some shopping or something - well, let's see.... A baggie full of raw string beans. And I too could care less what people think about me. I whip those string beans out with no shame whatsoever. In fact, I'm quite proud of them :D. I also usually have a clemintine and a lady apple. I always have gum with me and sugar free sucking candies as well.

If I'm going on a longer excursion, I bring along a frozen fat free/sugar free yogurt and a little bag of Fiber One.

BattleAx
02-17-2008, 08:47 PM
Sweet potato is a great idea!

I always have nuts and dried fruit in my car and purse for emergencies.

Above that, it depends on where I'm going/how long I'll be gone, but I usually have a big bag of food with me.

When I go to work, I usually pack the entire day's food except for dinner. I eat breakfast at work. Sometimes, when I'm working late, I will pack dinner, too.

dgramie
02-17-2008, 11:17 PM
Do you eat the sweet potatoe raw?Or do you have it baked already.Sweet potatoes are my obsession right now. I bake one a day and eat if for dinner or lunch. I love how it keeps me full for a long time. Hubby is making fun of me also. I cut one up into slices the other day and spray it with butter spray and put it in the toaster oven for 20min. It was wonderful!! I may even put a teaspoon of sugar(16 calories ) on one soon. Been planning on having it as a treat.

horsey
02-17-2008, 11:40 PM
I have never bought a sweet potato or figured out if I did what I'd do with it, put putting it in the purse? I used to like french fries for energy so I'm wondering if a sweet potato in the purse might prevent that urge?

baffled111
02-18-2008, 12:17 AM
I'm sorry, but I think carrying a sweet potato around in your purse is the funniest thing I've ever heard. I can't imagine what that cashier must have been thinking. :lol: Sweet potatoes are delicious though. Spring is almost upon us so soon we'll be able to grill them again! Yum!

missingmyerica
02-18-2008, 07:53 AM
Do you eat the sweet potatoe raw?Or do you have it baked already.\

It's definitely baked, but I eat it warm or cold....it doesn't matter to me. I think it's the perfect emergency food because it keeps you feeling full for a really long time. I usually bake a bunch of them and then keep them in the fridge until needed. I pop one in my purse before going out and I'm all set. I never know how long I'm going to be out, because I always seem to get sidetracked. Drive thru's used to be a daily routine for me, but now I've got my secret weapon....the sweet potato!

2beautiful2Bfat
02-18-2008, 08:07 AM
Missing I'm not sure if the sweet potato would fit in the smaller bag but definitely in the large one. I am planning to get the small one when I lose more weight so I'll test it for you and let you know!!

nelie
02-18-2008, 10:46 AM
I love sweet potatoes too and tend to eat baked sweet potatoes just by themselves, cold.

I don't really carry any snacks with me unless I am going hiking or something. Ocassionally, I may carry a bar or something with me (Lara bar or Clif nectar)

Of course at work, I bring tons of food with me :)

suitejudyblueeyes
02-18-2008, 11:06 AM
That is probably the most fantastic thing I'll hear today. I never thought of potatoes as emergency food (unless they're in their "french fried" format)! :lol: All this talk of sweet potatoes is making me want one.... I haven't had one in a couple of months I think.

Now my question is -- I can only ever find GIGANTIC, 2-lb sweet potatoes in my grocery store. We're talking the size of a grown woman's foot. Just huge. Are you able to find more sanely-sized ones? Or do you cut them up and portion them out? I never know what to do with the monstrosities I'm forced to buy at my Kroger...

missingmyerica
02-18-2008, 11:19 AM
That is probably the most fantastic thing I'll hear today. I never thought of potatoes as emergency food (unless they're in their "french fried" format)! :lol: All this talk of sweet potatoes is making me want one.... I haven't had one in a couple of months I think.

Now my question is -- I can only ever find GIGANTIC, 2-lb sweet potatoes in my grocery store. We're talking the size of a grown woman's foot. Just huge. Are you able to find more sanely-sized ones? Or do you cut them up and portion them out? I never know what to do with the monstrosities I'm forced to buy at my Kroger...

I know, the grocery stores tend to carry the 3 serving size ones! I buy mine at a local farmers market and they are a nice one serving size. Do you have any produce markets or farmers markets near you? Either that or you could bake one of those monsters and cut it into pieces. You could carry it in a little tupperware in your purse.
The sweet potato is my talisman to ward off hunger!;)

PhotoChick
02-18-2008, 11:34 AM
That is such an awesome idea. I love sweet potatoes, but I never thought of carrying one as a snack. I like to slice mine up and bake them (sort of oven fries). So it would be easy to put 5 or 6 sticks of sweet potato in a snack baggie or a small tupperware and stick it in my purse.

Hmmmm. The things I'm learning here! :)

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Jasmine31
02-18-2008, 03:30 PM
The sweet potato! That is cute! lol

if I am planning to go out I usually take some nuts with me, water and a banana or an apple.

catmalvo
02-18-2008, 05:20 PM
I am going to go out and buy sweet potatoes!

almostheaven
02-19-2008, 12:06 AM
I'm sorry, but I think carrying a sweet potato around in your purse is the funniest thing I've ever heard. I can't imagine what that cashier must have been thinking. :lol:
Now my first thought was that the cashier MIGHT have wondered if she'd picked it up out of the produce and was trying to get it past store security. :lol::lol::lol:

Darkblue
02-19-2008, 12:13 AM
I usually keep a Fiber One bar with me. They're a bit high in calories--140, but sweet enough and full of fiber so they last me for a while. I take water if I'm going to be gone for a while. At work I keep a bag of almonds and raisins for an emergency pick-me-up.

The sweet potato cracked me up...I'd love to have watched you dump out your bag!