The easiest way to eat healthy at work is to pack your own lunch. You can also save a lot of money that way. But here are four easy ways to cut down on calories, even if you go out for lunch . . .
1. Stop deciding what to eat at the last minute. A study last year found we consume fewer calories if we order lunch an hour ahead of time. Partly because we don’t make healthy choices when we’re starving.
2. Don’t schedule meetings or anything else that’s stressful right before lunch. A study in 2015 found we tend to make unhealthy choices right after a stressful event. There’s less activity in the part of your brain that’s associated with self-control.
3. Don’t always eat with other people. The portions at most restaurants are way too big. And we tend to eat more if someone we’re with is stuffing their face too. Don’t be anti-social about it, but it’s okay to eat by yourself sometimes.
4. Don’t eat out of the container your food comes in. You’re much more likely to eat ALL of it if it’s in the container, so put it on a plate first. Whatever won’t fit can be dinner, or lunch the next day. You’ll cut calories, and save some money.
Going Out to Lunch Every Day Is Costing You $2,500 a Year
Going out to lunch might be the only thing that keeps you sane at work. But you’d save a LOT of money if you started bringing your food . . . or stealing other people’s lunches.
A new survey by Visa found that the average person spends $11 when they go out for lunch. That’s $55 a week . . . and more than $2,500 a year.
And people who bring their lunch to work spend $6.30 a day. That would save $23.50 a week, and at least $1,100 a year.
The average person goes out to lunch twice a week, and packs something or eats at home the rest of the week.
The survey also found men are more likely to go out to lunch than women, and spend about 60% more on their food.
And finally, 1% of people spend an average of $50 a DAY on lunch.
It sure would be nice if mom still packed your lunch every day. But allegedly you’re an adult, so that would probably be weird . . . and definitely would be sad.
A new survey found one out of THREE people say they take the same lunch to work EVERY SINGLE DAY . . . and most of them have been doing it for at least four-and-a-half years. Here are the 10 most common things people pack themselves . . .
- Cheese sandwich.
- Ham sandwich.
- Chicken sandwich.
- Other type of sandwich.
- Tomato soup.
- Vegetable soup.
- A microwave meal.