Trader Snacks - may contain nuts

Vrothdar

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Bringing up my fish finger sandwich in another thread (burnt the damn thing!) got me thinking: What's the favourite snack of a trader?

When I've entertained the idea of day trading I've imagined myself living off of fish finger sandwiches, beans on toast and last nights left over toad in the hole for breakfast.

I suppose it's fortunate for my health that I'm unlikely to start day trading!

What is your preferred culinary vehicle? Do you use technical or fundamental analysis to decide when and what to eat? What are you entry and exit strategies?

I think it's time for me to go sleep before I spout anymore nonsense...
 

0007

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Bringing up my fish finger sandwich in another thread (burnt the damn thing!) got me thinking: What's the favourite snack of a trader?

When I've entertained the idea of day trading I've imagined myself living off of fish finger sandwiches, beans on toast and last nights left over toad in the hole for breakfast.

I suppose it's fortunate for my health that I'm unlikely to start day trading!

What is your preferred culinary vehicle? Do you use technical or fundamental analysis to decide when and what to eat? What are you entry and exit strategies?

I think it's time for me to go sleep before I spout anymore nonsense...
When it all goes pear-shaped, try hard cheddar! :)
 

trendie

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7-am: morning tea.
8-11am: morning euro-session.
10-am: brunch. orange juice with apple or carrots.
lunch: 12-2pm: main cooked meal. mostly chicken or turkey or fish with stir-fry veg.
2-4pm: US session.
mid-afternoon: (4pm): tea, bickies.

6-7pm, evening meal: bowl of fruit. (sometimes tinned) with yoghurt.
7-9pm: tail end US session.
9pm: finish.

ironically, the fastest food you can get is fresh fruit and veg. no cooking needed.
even the cooked food is stir-fry, so good for you.

whatever you do, keep the processed foods down to a minimum.
snack on almonds or peanuts or cashews or dried fruit, instead of biscuits and chocs. (tough one, I know).
 

gooseman

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used to be:

breakfast: bacon and egg with red + coffee
lunch: some form of sandwich smothered in cheese
snack: haribo
dinner: steak
drinks: lager + red wine.

now:
brekkie: muesli
mid-morning: fruit
lunch: salad
dinner: some form of chicken
drink: 2 glasses of red wine.

feel much better.
 

rathcoole_exile

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#5
used to be:

breakfast: bacon and egg with red + coffee
lunch: some form of sandwich smothered in cheese
snack: haribo
dinner: steak
drinks: lager + red wine.

now:
brekkie: muesli
mid-morning: fruit
lunch: salad
dinner: some form of chicken
drink: 2 glasses of red wine.

feel much better.
goose, is life still worth living ?? :whistling
 

Lee Shepherd

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What is your preferred culinary vehicle? Do you use technical or fundamental analysis to decide when and what to eat? What are you entry and exit strategies?
Usually left over Vindaloo from the night before. I tend to use a simple moving average to get it and as for the exit strategy, as quick as possible when the time comes.
 

Crap Buddist

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Gawd anyone see dispatches on channel 4 last night ,having a peek at the sandwich industry? And that slum of a death trap sandwich production unit ?

Little handwashing, food prep clothes being worn into toilets, people coughing on their glovess and carrying on making sannies, food on the floor being picked up and re used, food containers place on top of food on the production tables,sandwiches left out unchilled for hours and hours, an absolute nightmare..........

This was a small independent unit but they did say they supplied from london to manchester LOL.....
 

Vrothdar

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When it all goes pear-shaped, try hard cheddar! :)
Keep the cheese away...awaaaaaay!

whatever you do, keep the processed foods down to a minimum.
snack on almonds or peanuts or cashews or dried fruit, instead of biscuits and chocs. (tough one, I know).
I've been trying to do that since my failed excursion to university. Getting there slowly. I'm fortunate that I don't really put on weight if I stop eating well/exercising but recently I've realised just how unfit I've become so I've been making a much more serious effort to sort my eating habbits out and I'm taking my bike down to the local pool for a swim. It's not very co-operative so I think I might start leaving it locked up outside...
 

BSD

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7-am: morning tea.
8-11am: morning euro-session.
10-am: brunch. orange juice with apple or carrots.
lunch: 12-2pm: main cooked meal. mostly chicken or turkey or fish with stir-fry veg.
2-4pm: US session.
mid-afternoon: (4pm): tea, bickies.

6-7pm, evening meal: bowl of fruit. (sometimes tinned) with yoghurt.
7-9pm: tail end US session.
9pm: finish.

ironically, the fastest food you can get is fresh fruit and veg. no cooking needed.
even the cooked food is stir-fry, so good for you.

whatever you do, keep the processed foods down to a minimum.
snack on almonds or peanuts or cashews or dried fruit, instead of biscuits and chocs. (tough one, I know).
Great stuff there mate !

Food generally for me is low carb and then only good carbs, ie wholemeal and lots and lots of fruits and vegetables; beyond that only good Omega 3 fats and no bad Omega 6 fats at all meaning meat; everything else simply causes micro-inflammations throughout the body, the main culprits behind ageing and disease.

Breakfast is a selfmade fresh smoothie consisting of an apple, carrot, banana, soy milk, grape juice and linseed oil and to top things off a handful of nuts, lunch will be some steamed vegetables with tofu or some fish occasionally, dinner generally a vegetable smoothie soup à la a gazpacho with some tofu on the side.

When I go out it's generally salads.

But hey, I drink a lot, so need to keep things in shape otherwise :)

Contrary to what some would think you are never hungry with such a diet because you get loads of proteins, and you most definitely do not miss anything either.

Otherwise lots of vitamins and stuff like resveratrol work real magic, along with regular exercise which the body needs to just stay functional.

Good read in this vein:

THE ANTI-CANCER DIET

Also good:

Raising the bar
At 88, fitness guru Jack LaLanne can run circles around those half his age
 

shadowninja

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Gawd anyone see dispatches on channel 4 last night ,having a peek at the sandwich industry? And that slum of a death trap sandwich production unit ?

Little handwashing, food prep clothes being worn into toilets, people coughing on their glovess and carrying on making sannies, food on the floor being picked up and re used, food containers place on top of food on the production tables,sandwiches left out unchilled for hours and hours, an absolute nightmare..........

This was a small independent unit but they did say they supplied from london to manchester LOL.....
Now you're making me hungry. :D

Thing is, not many people "get" hygiene. I mean they get the obvious ones like not smearing faeces over the kitchen worktop is a bad idea, but watch a nurse or cleaner in a hospital and you can see where hospitals are going wrong. Watch your colleagues have a **** and then walk straight out of the toilet without washing his hands. Watch yourself take the bin out, come back in, close the door and not wash your hands (or wash your hands after touching the front door). It's the same mentality as the hospital workers because hospital workers are just like you and I, so will apply similar judgements on what is hygienic. You don't have to apply Detol to every surface (actually, doing this is the reason why our children are so weak these days) but a bit of uncommon sense can go far to stop people dying of abbreviations.

ETA: it's *'d the word out so it looks like sh1t but I meant p1ss. However, I have seen people exit a cubicle without washing their hands post-sh1t, so I guess that counts, too.
 

Vrothdar

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Watch your colleagues have a **** and then walk straight out of the toilet without washing his hands.
I work to the theory that there's two reasons to need to wash your hands after a number one: 1) Poor personal hygiene and 2) p1ssing on your hands. I'm guilty of neither so I don't bother with washing my hands. Sure there's the (more than likely) filthy door handle but why wash my hands before I touch that? If there were a sink outside the toilet it'd be a different matter...

More solid exit signals are obviously a different case.

My usual lunch is couscous and mixed salad, sprinkled with extra virgin olive oil, sesame seed oil, pepper, a handful of mixed seeds. Wash it down with peppermint tea.



Entry: wash hands
Exit: pull down trousers

:D
Was wondering how long it'd take for that one to come out!