Creativity needs its fuel, so whenever Anomie Train gets bogged down in the creative process, they take a break to replenish their energies. Needless to say, they take a lot of breaks. Some times a refreshing glass of grape juice is in order. Other times more serious nourishment is required. But one thing is clear--Anomie Train eats just about anything.
The band is sure that most fellow Losertownians share their love of eating, so they hope to post their thoughts on any foods they might come across. In the past there has been a concentration on packaged foods, but hopefully there will be more of a focus in the future on finding good tasting, healthy foods to eat, and even to share what the band likes to cook for themselves in the Losertown kitchen.
One thing for sure is that sitting around the studio drinking beer and eating donuts does not have a positive effect on weight, so here's a little app--the Losertown Calorie Maintenance Calculator (if you're using your phone, bookmark the mobile version!), to help you figure out your daily calorie needs. The formula for figuring out your resting metabolic rate (RMR) uses the formula derived by Mifflin, St. Jeor, Scott, Daugherty and Koh. Go ahead and try it!
When you see the resulting table, it makes it seem easy to lose weight--if you keep a deficit of 100 calories every day, you'll eventually lose weight over time. But the reverse is also true--if you eat an excess of 100 calories a day (something as simple as a pat of butter), you'll easily gain 10 pounds a year without realizing it. The real trick is to keep that deficit. Incorporating exercise--even if it's simply taking a 30 minute walk a day--really goes a long way.
These days I like to eat several smaller meals throughout the day, starting with a nice bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. Don't forget your breakfast, folks--it really helps get your day to a rockin' start! Eating several smaller meals keeps you from feeling starved and resorting to gorging yourself on a heavy dinner. If you're like how I used to be, skipping breakfast, eating a heavy lunch and then an even heavier dinner, try the smaller meals routine. You might find that you will start to lose weight without even trying, and perhaps even help alleviate other problems like heartburn.