Thursday, January 5, 2012

Spend Time With Your Lunch!

I work in a school.  On a daily basis, I observe the wide spectrum of food choices people select for their mid-day meal.  A lot of kids and adults choose the school-bought lunch option.  I will give my school some credit, for they always offer milk instead of juice and a fruit/vegetable option.  Unfortunately, the fruit is often drowned in sugary syrup and the veggies look salty and wilted at best.

One of the best known secrets of good nutrition is to spend time with your food.  When it comes to lunch, this means taking 10 minutes the night before or in the morning before you leave for work to pack your lunch!  Yes, this requires time to not only put the lunch together, but also time spent at the grocery store picking up fresh products to pack.  Here is a good example of a lunch Mr. PT would eat:

Vanilla yogurt sprinkled with berries, grains and dried cherries, a banana, granola bar, and cheese with low-fat pepperoni.

I would go without the cheese/pepperoni, but this is a Mr. PT favorite.

I would recommend packing your lunch.  It requires a little extra effort, but you will end up making much better food choices than if you bought from a restaurant or cafeteria!

Combine with a "You Tube" workout.  Do a search for some Pilates, Yoga, Kickboxing, etc and see what comes up!  Make some room in your bedroom and sweat in the comfort of your own home for 30 minutes!

Let me know what you think! Leave a comment!

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