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3 Reasons You Should Pack Your Lunch

By Virginia Laird

When it comes to your health, you deserve more than a meal loaded with fat grams, calories, and sodium. You deserve to treat yourself to something tasty and good for you. The best way to find this is to pack your own lunch. Whether at work or school, there are benefits to packing your lunch. Although taking your lunch can require a bit more planning, it can save you worry and money spent at the doctor due to unhealthy eating habits. A few benefits of packing your lunch include:

  • You control your diet
  • You can avoid unhealthy temptations 
  • It is cost effective

You Control Your Diet

Those who prefer to eat whatever they can find near their work generally struggle to find something healthy. The best way to control your diet is to bring food from home. Packing a lunch that includes fresh fruits, veggies, and lean protein can best help you prevent a wide variety of health issues. A few problems you can experience with your health due to choosing unhealthy eating include heart disease, issues with blood pressure, and diabetes. Instead of allowing whatever is nearby to determine what you are having for lunch, start packing your lunch right away. 

You Can Avoid Unhealthy Temptations

If you are anything like me, when you are at a restaurant you are likely to give in to the variety of unhealthy temptations staring at your from the menu. More often than not, the choices of healthy food on this menu is slim. Rather than battling with yourself about what to eat for lunch, simply pack your lunch to avoid any temptation of consuming unhealthy food. 

It is Cost Effective

Another benefit of taking your lunch to work is that it can provide a relief to your pocketbook. While spending less than 10 dollars per day on lunch may seem like nothing, doing this the entire month can add up quickly. Not only can you save money on food, choosing to follow a healthy diet can help keep you out of the doctor's office. Consider giving your bank account a break and allow yourself to indulge in something other than food with the money you would be spending on lunch. 

If you are ready to begin claiming these benefits as your own, make tomorrow the day to begin packing your lunch. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Holly Springs, N.C.

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