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I don't care if its cheap, its not worth the pain.

  1. Oct 12, 2008 #1
    I tried going on a three day ramen diet to save money. Its not working though. for one, I'm hungry every hour and have to eat another bowl full. for two, I'm going to the bathroom about twice an hour. for three, my butt is so raw and painful now. I swear I saw blood. I'm going to go get a hamburger.
     
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  3. Oct 12, 2008 #2

    russ_watters

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    Give yourself a few months for your body to become acclimated to it. You'll be fine, I promise.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2008 #3
    Are you buying actual ramen noodles or those flavored bowls?
     
  5. Oct 12, 2008 #4

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    That's disgusting!
     
  6. Oct 12, 2008 #5
    An all ramen diet is not a good idea. Ramen is incredibly bad for you and has little to no nutritional value. You can still eat healthy while on a budget. Buy things in bulk, buy things on sale, put yourself on a diet. I only eat about 1200-1500 calories a day and I have a hard time not getting fat.

    Pasta, beans, sandwiches, and oatmeal are all foods that are cheap and when bought in bulk are just as cheap as ramen but have a lot of the vitamins and minerals that you need.
     
  7. Oct 12, 2008 #6

    Moonbear

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    I'm not sure why it should be making you go to the bathroom that frequently. It's just noodles and salt. Not at all nutritious, but it should be fairly benign on the stomach.
     
  8. Oct 12, 2008 #7
    I am living on 1 pepperoni slice (lunch), milk, lucky charms, choclates/chips, coffee, and ramen (dinner).
     
  9. Oct 12, 2008 #8
    I also agree with this.
     
  10. Oct 12, 2008 #9
    Those things are basically salt, water, and some cheap version of aero-gel that is shaped like noodles. You will DIE on that diet, I promise. No nutritional value.
     
  11. Oct 12, 2008 #10

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    It makes me go to the bathroom when I eat a lot of it at a time too. I'm not sure why.
     
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  13. Oct 12, 2008 #12
    Ok, that was good. :rofl:
     
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  14. Oct 12, 2008 #13

    Math Is Hard

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    edward, that's hysterical!
     
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    Do you say it.... Ray-men or Raw-men?
     
  17. Oct 12, 2008 #16
    raw-men.
     
  18. Oct 12, 2008 #17
    Have you tried the basic sugar-salt-spice in a fat matrix diet? It has all the major food groups and none of the roughage. (It's served me better than the coffee, cigarettes and an occasional donut diet.)
     
  19. Oct 12, 2008 #18
    I say it ray-men. Could be the little southerness coming out in me there....
     
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    Listen to the video that I linked on youtube. The Japanese guy says RRRaaah-men. With a trilled R.

    Go to time: 58 sec
     
  22. Oct 13, 2008 #21
    Hey, I'm close.... :biggrin: .....and who ever said they are saying it right, anyhow????
     
  23. Oct 13, 2008 #22
    How are you southern? You live in canada!.......yankee.
     
  24. Oct 13, 2008 #23
    I don't live in Canada, I live in the states, silly Cy!
     
  25. Oct 13, 2008 #24
    Me too. I have been broiling the steaks for a few moments less to save on fuel. After all, we're in this together, right? Besides, how will the economy grow if we don't all cut back as much as we can? And best of all, it actually tastes a little better this way, a little more on the rare side but covered up with a burgundy reduction. Add truffles, hearts of palm on the side, a leafy green salad and of course, a good red wine and you're good to go. Add a plate of noodles on the side if you feel you really must. As a garnish only.
     
  26. Oct 13, 2008 #25

    Moonbear

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    rah-men.
     
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