1. Saving Calories
If you're trying your best to maintain a healthy lifestyle, cooking your own food and bringing it to work for lunch is the best way to do so. No fooling. Removing temptation is over half the battle.
It’s lunch time and you’ve had a stressful day at work. Your boss yelled at you because of a mistake someone else made, and your gossip coworker won’t stop talking about her new air fryer. You’re drained.
Do you think your willpower is going to steer you to the salad bar and resist the siren call of a $10 burger-fries-soda combo?
Ya, I didn’t think so either.
When you pack lunch everyday, you do yourself 3 big favors: you eat healthier, you eat better, and you curb unhealthy cravings.
Meal prepping (aka packing lunch) is a staple in people’s weight loss and fitness journeys for a reason.
It’s the only way you can monitor portion size and have a sense of your caloric intake. And when you cook your own food, you can easily control the amount of oil or sugar that you consume, unlike if you were to eat outside!
The Government of Canada literally recommends cooking more often. The US Government would too if corporate lobbyists were less powerful.
Not to mention you’re not going to cook with toxic fillers, additives, and preservatives.
You know that saying: “your body is a temple?”
Well, it’s true.
If you want to live a rich, healthy life, then you need real, quality food.
I hate to break it to you but the chicken nuggets offered from the golden arches are barely chicken. And your fav fast food chilli is made with the unused meats from the day before. 🤮
Meal prepping makes a big difference in ensuring you eat quality food. That said...you obviously need to make sure you’re opting for lots of fruits, veggies, and lean proteins at the grocery store.
Packing your lunch bag isn’t a guarantee you’ll eat nothing but quality food after all.
Technically you can still pack donuts for lunch...
You can’t compete with multi-billion dollar fast-food corporations. They know how to market to you. And how to get you at your weakest.
Thankfully, by packing your lunch you save yourself from their clutches.
You don’t need to resist those massive neon signs and the allure of purposefully wafted fried food. Because you’ve already got food in your trusty lunch bag for adults.
If you want to be satisfied with what you eat for lunch, preparing your own meal can go a long way. Of course, it makes sense to take responsibility for what you're craving. Just be sure you're preparing healthy dishes that your body can benefit from. As it's your body, you have the ultimate decision of knowing what to put into it for your overall health!
If you're in the market for dead, easy lunch ideas—check out this list.