Shift work is one of the worst for not being able to get a healthy lunch. When I was working in a small community hospital there was only the cafeteria and it was a crap shoot if they would have healthy options or not, as it had been contracted out. It also was not open 24/7. With only a 30 minute lunch break you can be truly stuck.
Congratulations if you're super-organized and never have any last minute emergencies happening at your house - I'm not that fortunate.
4A-HEALTHY-BMI : the answer is simple, could be any reason one of these a combination of these something I didn't think of
8 hour work shift gotta eat ...
work downtown where a proper restaurant might not be available or will be too full to serve you before your lunch break is over...
not enough $$ for anything nearby that is not cheap fastfood
gotta run and no time to pack a lunch to something unexpected like maybe hospital to take care of a friend ... 4 hr drive to pick up a friend/family member who's ride bailed on them,
forgot/ruined the lunch you made ...one time i brought two boiled eggs and chives, ripped the egg open da da da egg had gone bad before i hard boiled it ... at the time i worked smack dab center montreal downtown and there was NO way i was going to eat anything healthy unless i took the rest of the day off to get to a place and be served, but i had to eat or work is more stressful and than i gorge when i get home so I had mcdonald's ... on a side note i JUST had the sandwich doubled up on the veggies and added no sauce but that's just making the best of what's available. but atleast i performed well at work, made the best of what was available and didn't eat like 3 dinners when i get home
Great, simple steps that are easy to forget! Thanks for the reminders! Making good food choices when eating out can make a BIG difference in your calorie count for the day. And the to-go box to control portion size is great!
I love this article because it gives practical advice that I can put to use right away. I like to read it every so often as a reminder to myself to stay focus on my diet goals or whenever I stray away from my diet for a period of time. It also helps whenever dining out to think ahead so I won't be tempted by the wrong choices...
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