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My favorite lunch these days is good garden salad topped with yummy fixings and a scoop (about a cup) of chicken salad that I make with lower fat options.
I am getting bored though and looking for new things.
I usually eat at home, so I am not much help for specific ideas, but I was told the best thing you can do for insulin resistance is to always eat your carbs with a little bit of fiber and a little bit of protein. When I stick to this combo, it's like the magic formula for me.
These are great ideas. I work from home and my biggest problem is that everything is right there. I might try "making" my lunch and see if that helps.
A Multi-Tasking Momma
Recently diagnosed with PCOS and determined to lose the weight for good!
I wish I could eat rice and raisins! I'm jealous. I look at them and gain weight, especially rice. Plus I have to take a 45 minute nap after eating them (ha ha).
One of my favorite things these days is to get some Almond Nut butter and spread it on a low card wrap, roll it up and YUM! I brought one for lunch today.
My other favorite is to have a chicken salad stuffed tomato. I scoop the chicken salad right onto the tomato chunks and it's delicious. It also keep me away from crackers (but every now and then I cheat and have them).
Keep the ideas coming! I pack lunch/snacks each day and get bored too.
We do a little group thing where we bring in veggie burgers and the fixings. We cook them on a little foreman grill in the break room. We have saved money and we feel much better about ourselves by eating healthy. Thanks for sharing the other good ideas I hope i can convince my coworkers to try some :)
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My favorite lunch is chicken salad. I keep the fixings separate. I usually have chicken cut-up, carrots, green peppers, romaine lettuce, and low-carb/cal dressing (italin is my fav :) Then I mix and enjoy with some grapes on the side.
Everyone has great suggestions :) Good board idea
I brought rice and eggs to work today and i loved it! Such a good idea! And now I'm going try these special sandwiches!!
This week I'm bringing interesting half-sandwiches accompanied by either salad or soup (homemade veggie from my crockpot). Today's sandwich is low-fat cream cheese with raisins, walnuts, and shredded carrot. Tomorrow's is low fat cream cheese, canned salmon and chopped onion. Then cream cheese with pineapple chunks, and finally on Friday peanut butter, apples, and raisins.
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I don't really get bored by eating the same things day after day, so my lunches are pretty standard.
I pack enough food for the entire day. I have to eat every couple of hours, because I can't eat much at one sitting.
Protein shake (made at home, drink in car @ 7:45am)
- 6 oz FF milk
- 1/2 banana
- 1 scoop Unjury protein
2 Hardboiled eggs (eaten at work, around 9:30 - 10am)
Yogurt (usually FF Yoplait)
- low carb, high fiber wrap
- 1 slice 2% american cheese
- honey mustard
- lean deli meat (usually baked ham or turkey breast)
Reduced fat string cheese
100 Calorie Nasbico cookies (my special treat)
Afternoon Snack (s):
Banana (if still hungry)
I used to stock my office so I always had snacks around for myself, but I found myself grazing throughout the day. Now I only bring enough to get me through the day, and I usually end up bringing some of it home again.
Be prepared! :-)
I usually cook the night before and try to make lunch my biggest meal of the day. If not, then I eat too much when I get home, which is too close to bedtime. So, I guess I switch and have dinner at noon and lunch in the evening.
I used to keep my cubby stocked with foods so not to eat out for weight wise and pocket wise. Here's what I used to bring to work for lunch;if I wasn't bringing leftovers. Hopefully you have a fridge/microwave you can use at work:
Sahara wheat pita
slice of Kraft cheese (american deluxe)
eggs and rice (reheat at work)
Recipe: scrambled eggs in unsalted butter then added cooked rice (seasoned with salt to taste)....so, so good!
I love cereal so I would bring some to work with a container of milk. (All Bran, Special K, granola, etc and add fruit)
Trail mix for snacks and I would also make salads at work
If I think of anything else I'll let you know
when i worked outside of my home I use to hit the local japanses resturant and get their lunch time platter (mixed greens and rice, with on occasion chicken added) did that for close to a year 6 days a week ... loved it, lost 50 pounds in that period of time and kept it all off (its still off).
My BGs levels didn't even take a hit for what I was eating, it gave me plenty of fuel for the rest of my day, no 3pm slump or anything like it (it use to take me to about 7pm or so - long enough to get home to cook a meal).
Cals Burned for 6 years = 2,359,000
6 years Deficit Total = 1,729,800
Should have lost: 250 to 495 pounds
Actual loss = 139 lbs and 50 inches from core
I bring a turkey sandwich, fruit, and carb freedom yogurt usually.or Sometimes cottage cheese and fruit salad cheese. Salad with tuna and veges. I get bored alot too so looking for different ideas too.
What do you pack for lunch to bring to work? I get bored with my stuff, I try to bring a banana, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and some rice cakes...but I'd like to hear what other people do.