A Developer's Diet

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The Developer's Digest...ive System

"I would like to have a large number 6, with a side of cheesy fries, and a large soda." ... Well, that's not how my morning breakfast really goes. I usually have some oatmeal with a dash of milk in the morning, or some corn/bran flakes for breakfast. I would then wash all of that down with some ginger and lemon honeyed tea or some green tea. I have been trying to hold back on coffee a bit. After all, coffee is what fuels software developers. I have realized that green tea actually helps in keeping me awake. That is my morning diet routine.

What's For Lunch?

I have my lunch break at 11:30 am. I usually carry a home cooked meal for lunch, which, on average, has some veges and meat. If I don't carry a home cooked meal, my colleagues and I order some take out. The take out can vary from burgers to pizza, or simply some pie.

Dinner At Tiffany's

Now this is where things get weird. I usually do not have an appetite come supper time. And no, my mom is not a bad cook. I usually get home from work, take a warm shower, do some yoga, have a cup of tea, and then hop on to my bed and read a book til I pass out. Still, no appetite. Even when I do force myself to eat, I can only take two spoonfuls and I feel full.

The Snackdown

I am not big on snacking. Maybe I will have a cup of yogurt and a fruit during the day, but is how far my snacking goes.

Water, Water, and more Water

We sometimes get so distracted by writing code, that we may actually forget to drink water. I try my best to get at least 1.5L of water in my system everyday.

Puree All The Things

I am the laziest chewer(is this a proper word?) out there, well that I know off. I prefer eating warm and soft food. I usually warm up my bread before I eat it. Weird, I know. I do not eat crunchy food, it is loud and feels uncomfortable in my mouth. If I could, I would puree food and just drink it all up.

What's Your Diet?

Do you have special dietary requirements? Are you a picky eater? What are you eating?

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I miss tea, but have become intolerant (or allergic) to it. Consumes an unhealthy amount of coffee and milk instead.
In my opinion, sushi is the best overtime food. Keeps my head clearer than overtime-pizza, and for longer.


Hey Tom, thank you for your response.
I've had sushi once and I am not a fan. Why did you become intolerant to tea?
I have also magically become lactose intolerant, but fortunately there are alternatives.


Tried various tea's, no luck so far finding one i can stomach. Get the same reaction from various fruits (and one vegetable), so as a developer I tried looking into it the same way one would look into a bug: What do tea, citrus fruits and uncooked carrots have in common? Our bodies aren't computers, unfortunately.

If I could, I would puree food and just drink it all up.

Tried Soylent? I tried the european variant, Joylent, for a while. They add too much oats to their mix. It is a very convenient meal when one doesn't want to plan meals but still eat healthy, and drink enough water.

I have not tried Soylent, it's actually the first time I even hear of it. I am also allergic to apricots, plums, peaches, and apples. And I only developed the allergy in my teens.

I spent a while on Huel (same kind of stuff) here in my office. It's alright, actually, and super quick to prepare.


Lots of coffee. Then pretty much what I want. Next week is milkshake diet week, sadly. Time to shift a few lockdown pounds.


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