A piece of my consciousness & motivation for a balanced lifestyle
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Week 2 Challenge: Brown Bag Lunch
Okay so my challenge for last week was to prepare my lunch for the
next day every night of the work week. How did it go?
Results: I only missed one day
of not fixing my lunch the night before. I take a lunch with me daily
already to save money and to eat healthier but, I usually make it in the
morning. Preparing my food the previous night before allowed me to have
more time in the morning to actually do my hair and make up thus
preventing me from looking like I just rolled out of bed every morning!
Did I keep this habit? Not really, after I come home I just kinda crash
and don't feel like lifting a finger. But one unexpected habit I kept was
doing my hair and make-up in the morning!
It's Healthier!- You can cut on
hundreds of calories by packing your lunch. Make sure to include fresh
foods such as fruit, vegetables, lean protein like chicken or turkey and
whole wheat bread. If you bring chips, cookies, and other processed foods
it defeats the whole purpose.
You'll Save Money!- The money
saved from eating out can be seen immediately! If you spend just $5 every day
of the workweek then you are spending $100 a month on just eating out. You
can literally take $25 and pack healthy lunches for the month. Who
wouldn't want an extra $75 a month?
Increase Productivity!- Have
you ever eaten a heavy meal and gotten the -itis? That's what happens when
a person eats processed foods heavy in fat, salt, and sugar. Not
surprisingly this is what happens when people at work eat quick fast food
for lunch. Your blood sugar has a quick blood surge and then quickly drops
bringing you down with it. Not to mention you will more than likely become
hungry again in a few hours.