Why You Should Pack Your Lunch

By Sara Butler

When it comes to lunch, a lot of people leave it to fate. Perhaps you are prepared to have what the cafeteria at your lunch or school has to offer or you’re willing to grab something at the last minute from the deli down the street. These scenarios can make giving into temptation and forgetting about your health and wellness goals a little too easy. There’s an easy way around this conundrum and that’s to pack your lunch. If you need more convincing, here are a few reasons to try to convince you that packing lunch is the best!

It Gives You Control

Many people are, at their heart, control freaks. At work, at school, and home you probably want a hand in the decision-making process of the things around you. One way to exercise ultimate control in your daily life is through packing your lunch!

Packing a healthy lunch helps you to avoid the temptation of unhealthy options and lets you control what you eat and when. Plus, if you pack something you really enjoy, it gives you something to look forward to!

It Provides Variety

How often have you been stuck in a rut where you eat the same thing each day at lunch? Packing your lunch allows you to add variety to your lunch every day and keeps you out of the lunchtime rut. Think of it as a way to enjoy some of your favorites without sacrificing your health and fitness goals!

It Gives You Energy

If want to hit the gym after work or school, then packing a lunch full of lean protein and complex carbohydrates can give you that long-lasting energy you need to make it until dinner time. You can also pack a snack or two to have in the afternoon to help you make it through and have the energy for the activities you want to participate in during evening hours.

It Saves Money

Cold, hard cash is a real motivation for some people and packing a lunch is almost always the money-saving option when compared to eating out. That money you save can be used for a rainy day or maybe a great vacation that you’ve been wanting to take. Look at the bigger picture!

There are so many reasons to pack your lunch each day. Try it for a time and see how it improves the health of your body and your bank account. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Casa Grande, Ariz.

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