I know this doesn't help for now, but for the future, can you keep something in your desk/office/a drawer somewhere that would help you in this kind of situation? Package of nuts, can of tuna, something?
Man that is a tough one...if there wasn't something even vaguely ok, then I would probably end up skipping. If there was a trail mix or some crackers, I would get them to hold me over.
The other option is asking if anyone is going out or if there is something that might deliver. However most delivery places would be probably worse than skipping or getting a small something from the vending machine.
Honestly, if it was me, I would skip lunch! Even though skippy meals is "taboo", sometimes I find that it's the best option. If I was really feeling hungry, I might eat, but I feel like eating something sugary/unhealthy/snacky would end up making me feel MORE hungry, and not be worth it.
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77 7/25/13 8:55 A
Any trail mix in that vending machine? As bad as the mixture of nuts, raisins and chocolate can be, it is often the best option from a vending machine.
7/24/13 8:38 P
How about delivery?
We have a local pita shop that delivers. You might check the internet to see if there are any places relatively near you that deliver. (But avoid pizza and such.)
If vending machine is your only option, I agree with others that you should choose the best option you can to avoid getting ravenous. I would go for something with nuts or some source of protein - the pretzels wouldn't do much for me for longer than about 30 minutes, nor would chips or candy or soda. You might also ask if someone in the office is going out to get anything, and if you can tag along or have them bring you back something more substantial.
7/24/13 2:30 P
You would think there is something close by but no. I work a mile from the airport in St Paul, MN, and the closest fast food is well over a mile on unfriendly to pedestrian roads and I only get 30 minutes for lunch.
Is there nothing around where you work that would have other options? A Subway or other sandwich shop even?
7/24/13 1:11 P
I started a new job and haven't had a chance to stock up an emergency drawer to include health snacks but I like that idea. I'll have to do that sooner than later! I think I saw pretzels - I just hate to waste calories on something that I don't even really like that much, lol. Oh well - that will teach me to run out in such a hurry...
I'd probably try to find the least damaging option and eat that to hold you over until you can get real food. If there are nuts or trail mix, that'd be my first choice, hands down. Maybe a chocolate bar with nuts in it - snickers?
7/24/13 1:05 P
Is there anything halfway healthy in the vending machine? Cheese or peanut butter crackers, pretzels, etc? If you are hungry, I suggest you find something fairly low in sugar and not fried, to hold you over. The problem with anything sugary is that it can cause you to be hungry again after an hour or so, enticing you to eat more.
Try to keep something non-perishable and filling around in case you find yourself in this situation again. I have a box of oatmeal packets that I keep in my desk drawer just in case.
I say have a little something to tide you over until you can get food. Otherwise, you'll be ravenous and much more likely to binge later and intake way more calories than just having something from the machine.
7/24/13 12:45 P
I am at work and realized that I left my nice healthy lunch at home... My daughter had to use my car today so I am left with skipping lunch or eating out of the vending machine (nothing healthy either!!). So skip lunch?
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