Posted On 05 Jun 2017
When was the last time you packed your lunch? It may have been a while, but today I want to inspire you to get in the kitchen and come up with something delicious that you can take to work with you tomorrow. Packing your own lunch has a lot of benefits. Here are three of the main reasons why you should start bringing your own food.
You Control The Ingredients And Portions
There's a problem with both prepackaged food and restaurant food, particularly the dishes served in fast food places. You don't know what's in it and much of it isn't particularly healthy. When you pack your own lunch and prepare the food that goes into your lunch box yourself, you know exactly what you're eating. That means you have full control of not only the ingredients but also the quality of produce.
You can put together a healthy lunch that will give you the energy to make it through the workday. Since you're fixing it yourself, you also control how much food you'll have. This prevents overeating and the dreaded afternoon slump.
It Saves Time (and Money)
Going out for lunch can eat up a lot of time. When you prepare your food at home and bring it with you, you can sit down, eat, and still have plenty of time leftover to go for a relaxing walk, read a book, or make a few personal phone calls on your lunch break. As an added bonus, a packed lunch is almost always cheaper than eating out.
Since you'll be eating lunch every workday, the time and money savings quickly add up over the course of a week and month. Just think about how much more you can get done, and what you can do with the extra money you're saving by packing your lunch.
It Makes Eating Healthy Easier
Finding healthy food on the go isn't always easy. Add to that the fact that you may be tempted by not-so-healthy choices on the menu and it's no wonder eating a healthy lunch while out and about is hard.
Make it easy on yourself by packing your lunch. You can make healthy choices for yourself in the morning when your willpower is strong. Come lunch time, you simply dig into that delicious salad, sandwich, or wrap that's actually good for you. I hope I have inspired you to give packing your own healthy lunches a try. I'm sure as you put this into practice you'll find all sorts of other advantages to bringing your own food to the office.