One of the things I have changed to help keep my weight off is going home for lunch every day. Thankfully I live close to home, so that is not an issue for me. I can think about what I want to make for myself and know that it is going to be healthy.
For those of you who watch their weight and strive to make the right choices, if you can't go home for lunch what do you usually do? Do you go out and get fast food? Do you go to places like Wal-Mart and pick up a salad that is healthy?
Before starting Nutrisystem's, I would make my own lunch and take it too work. Most of the time it consisted of left over casserole of some sort from the night before. However, I would go to lunch frequently with my girlfriend from work.
I remember thinking “I only ate this or that I should be losing weight”...HA! I had no clue what I was talking about because I had no knowledge of a calorie. All the meals I ordered ranged between 800 to 1200 calories that I know NOW.
There are 2 things I recommend to you if you want to lose weight. First and foremost, start logging your foods into a database like My Daily Plate. Learn how many calories you are consuming a day. I bet after your first day you will then realize why you are gaining and not losing.
Second, I recommend buying healthy foods and start making your lunch and taking it to work instead of going out every day. Its easy to get out of the pattern your in, the hardest part is doing it for the first time.
How do you handle lunch time at work?
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