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Re: Meals served at bmq?
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2009, 11:24:49 »
Dunno... I find that the IMPs aren't bad... given a chance to heat them.
But portions are "bare minimum" for someone working hard
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Re: Meals served at bmq?
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2009, 14:10:44 »
I'm sure I'll do fine on an IMP then being that I'm about 3 apples high.
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Re: Meals served at bmq?
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2009, 18:18:42 »
That is, if you get to eat...

More than once, I've only had time for a glass of lemonade or chocolate milk, and a muffin.
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Re: Meals served at bmq?
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2009, 18:28:46 »
The only thing I dont like about the CF food system is box lunches and hay boxes/IMPs.  But that usually has more to do with the surroundings then anything else  ;D

You get two (!) box lunches per flight at CFANS.  I've always just given the first one right back to 402 Sqn...who honestly needs 4 mystery-meat sandwiches?  :-X
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Re: Meals served at bmq?
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2009, 18:30:18 »
Dunno... I find that the IMPs aren't bad... given a chance to heat them.
But portions are "bare minimum" for someone working hard
 

Three meals (B\L\S) will total around 3600 calories, so they're roughly 1200 per.
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Re: Meals served at bmq?
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2009, 18:53:39 »
I'm a bit surprised to read a post like that. I may be the one which is not normal in here, but I don't give a damn about what i'll be eating this summer during my BMOQ. I'll eat what's in the plate... and that's it!

I don't like seafoods, in fact I hate seafoods, but since i'm not allergic to it i'll eat it if needed.

I'd rather focus on I perform on the course rather than what i'll eat in a couple of hours.. But maybe it's just me...

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In fact I focus on getting in shape and getting used to get up at 5:30AM, that is more a concern to me than foods  :boring:
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Re: Meals served at bmq?
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2009, 18:55:55 »
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Re: Meals served at bmq?
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2009, 18:59:40 »
Thats assuming you eat EVERYTHING in the package though right?  Most only have the time or means to eat the main meal, the desert and maybe the bread.  Thats been my experience anyway.
 

Three meals (B\L\S) will total around 3600 calories, so they're roughly 1200 per.

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Re: Meals served at bmq?
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2009, 19:39:44 »
Thats assuming you eat EVERYTHING in the package though right?  Most only have the time or means to eat the main meal, the desert and maybe the bread.  Thats been my experience anyway.

It's not my fault you're not armoured and can't carry your kitchen around with you 8). Beside the IMPs, we normally carry fresh with us to supplement. Sausage, eggs, bread, bacon, potatoes, stuff like that. Oh well, another fine day under the black (armour) beret ;)
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Re: Meals served at bmq?
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2009, 19:46:46 »
It's not my fault you're not armoured and can't carry your kitchen around with you 8). Beside the IMPs, we normally carry fresh with us to supplement. Sausage, eggs, bread, bacon, potatoes, stuff like that. Oh well, another fine day under the black (armour) beret ;)

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Re: Meals served at bmq?
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2009, 19:49:22 »
Matter of fact our Gwagons do have air, thank you very much :nod:
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Re: Meals served at bmq?
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2009, 20:54:44 »
I'm a bit surprised to read a post like that. I may be the one which is not normal in here, but I don't give a damn about what i'll be eating this summer during my BMOQ. I'll eat what's in the plate... and that's it!

I don't like seafoods, in fact I hate seafoods, but since i'm not allergic to it i'll eat it if needed.

I'd rather focus on I perform on the course rather than what i'll eat in a couple of hours.. But maybe it's just me...

Edit:

In fact I focus on getting in shape and getting used to get up at 5:30AM, that is more a concern to me than foods  :boring:

I'm already in top shape, and i'm fully confident that the bmq's physical part will be a breeze seeing that i already work out and keep my body in top notch condition for competitive fighting. Plus read any fitness, personal trainer, weight loss or mixed martial arts books. They all state that you'll never be in the best condition with out proper nutrition. All athletes are on a strict daily meal plan. Your body doesn't just get in good shape from working it hard. Your body needs the right protein, healthy fats and vitamins to run and repair properly.

Edit: I'm with you on the whole 5:30 in the morning thing though, that'll be rough first week around.
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Re: Meals served at bmq?
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2009, 21:27:23 »
It's actually 0500 there guy.  And yes it sucks - that's what time I have to get up to drop off the little dude off at daycare.
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Re: Meals served at bmq?
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2009, 22:33:26 »
Probably get use to it after awhile. Helps to get a good sleep.

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Re: Meals served at bmq?
« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2009, 22:39:52 »
Also helps to sometimes NOT get a good nights sleep.  You'll have to function under all sorts of lovely conditions.  As will I.
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Re: Meals served at bmq?
« Reply #40 on: March 02, 2009, 22:56:40 »
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In fact I focus on getting in shape

Well, its kinda hard to criticize someone when you aren't in shape (or where you want to be). As a picky, healthy eater, I'm just as curious as the original poster as to what is served and be prepared for some of the diet changes that I might expect.

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Re: Meals served at bmq?
« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2009, 22:57:56 »
Well, its kinda hard to criticize someone when you aren't in shape (or where you want to be). As a picky, healthy eater, I'm just as curious as the original poster as to what is served and be prepared for some of the diet changes that I might expect.

Think of a restaurant with a salad bar. Pick up a menu. Pick one each from columns A,B&C. There's your typical mess hall menu.

No one here is going to run you through all the possibilities, calorie counts or carb loads. If you guys are that wrapped up about yourselves and your diets, you have to get a life. Wait till you get to the field and working, you'll eat whatever is put in front of you. You'll all have bigger problems to contend with when you hit Basic, besides what you're going to shove into your gob. Get over it. There's been more than enough info given in this thread to satisfy the most picky eater.

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Meals at BMQ
« Reply #42 on: June 25, 2015, 22:00:10 »
I checked out almost every other post on this site related to "Food and BMQ" but found nothing that actually states the amount of calories one can consume on a daily basis in BMQ. I was told that my BMQ would be soon, and my question is would it be hard to eat between 2500-2600 calories every day? I am a powerlifter and a natural bodybuilder, and would like to know wether I should lose some wheight or gain some before BMQ. I am 6 ft at 165 lbs with 8% body fat.

Any responses would be appreciated.

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Re: Meals at BMQ
« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2015, 22:04:09 »
How fast can you eat  >:D?


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Re: Meals at BMQ
« Reply #44 on: June 25, 2015, 22:05:35 »
How fast can you eat  >:D?


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Re: Meals at BMQ
« Reply #45 on: June 25, 2015, 22:09:14 »
Just one more question. Would I have access to a gym during BMQ? Mine is 3 weeks longs since I'm applying for the Primary Reserves.

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Re: Meals at BMQ
« Reply #46 on: June 25, 2015, 22:12:09 »
I checked out almost every other post on this site related to "Food and BMQ" but found nothing that actually states the amount of calories one can consume on a daily basis in BMQ. I was told that my BMQ would be soon, and my question is would it be hard to eat between 2500-2600 calories every day? I am a powerlifter and a natural bodybuilder, and would like to know wether I should lose some wheight or gain some before BMQ. I am 6 ft at 165 lbs with 8% body fat.

Any responses would be appreciated.

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Re: Meals at BMQ
« Reply #47 on: June 25, 2015, 22:20:26 »
I checked out almost every other post on this site related to "Food and BMQ" but found nothing that actually states the amount of calories one can consume on a daily basis in BMQ. I was told that my BMQ would be soon, and my question is would it be hard to eat between 2500-2600 calories every day? I am a powerlifter and a natural bodybuilder, and would like to know wether I should lose some wheight or gain some before BMQ. I am 6 ft at 165 lbs with 8% body fat.

Any responses would be appreciated.

You will be given 3 meals a day. However, your time to actually eat will be short with timings to meet. If you're late for a class, you'll be late for your meal which means less time to eat in order to be on time for the next period of training. So, to answer your question more realistically: you probably won't be able to get in all your desired calories a day; 2000 sure, but probably not a whole lot more.

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Re: Meals at BMQ
« Reply #48 on: June 25, 2015, 22:28:57 »
Yes without question you will be fed. All thats left to consider is how much time you'll have to actually eat.  As for using the gym, I doubt youll have the free time on a PRes BMQ.
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Re: Meals at BMQ
« Reply #49 on: June 25, 2015, 22:33:58 »
Yes without question you will be fed. All thats left to consider is how much time you'll have to actually eat.  As for using the gym, I doubt youll have the free time on a PRes BMQ.

Other than morning PT, highly unlikely.

Morning PT will usually consist of running and maybe some circuit type body weight exercises (some using sandbags and/or rifles). Our PT guy was a MCpl given "Most fit soldier" award 6 years in a row. Total beast.
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