Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Brown Bagging Weight Management

The proverbial brown bag.

I know many of my readers likely are already brown bagging their daily lunches, but for those of you who aren't, those of you who think your cafeteria serves "pretty healthy" meals, or who lean on various fast food options, simply bringing your own lunch can go a long way at helping to manage your weights.

I also have what I call a "go-to easy lunch" which is the lunch I can assemble in less than 30 seconds if I forgot to put one together the night before. It consists of two slices of whole grain bread, 30-45g of cheese, a tomato, an apple and an orange. It's far from gourmet, but it does the job.

I have a very simple rule about lunches out. I'll only have them if someone else buys.

If you're frustrated by your scale's lack of movement, and yet you're buying your lunch regularly, why not see if a one month promise to yourself to brown bag it doesn't get that dial moving again? Worst case? You'll save yourself a pile of money and give yourself the opportunity to eat far healthier fare.

Sounds like a win-win scenario to me.