The night before work, I use sandwich baggies and storage containers to add pre-measured food items to my lunch sack. I include 3-5 servings of fruits and veggies. Then I store these in the refrigerator overnight and grab it to go in the morning.
If I know I may not have time the night before, I simply purchase Lean Cuisine meals at Krogers (on sale) and stock up. This saves time and money, which I could use more of BOTH.
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I pack my lunch bag for a work day of healthy food. I eat my breakfast at home, but I pack my snacks and lunch to make sure I eat healthy. Snacks (in the 100 cal snack bags) include grapes, pretzels, special k bars; and a Weight Watchers meal for lunch. I graze on healthy stuff all day. No guilt.
It gets really hard to eat healthy when everyone around you is snacking on chips and cookies. Lucky for me I have a great support system at home as well as work. I work with 3 other women and all of us share to same goal to eat healthy. So every day we have "snack time" all of us bring a piece of fruit or some crackers with cheese and share them. No junk food this makes is so much easier not to have to deal with temptations.
I used to think that if I ate healthy, I would get into the habit of eating healthy and it would "become second nature." But now I think it isn't the healthy eating that becomes second nature. It is the vigilance, creating healthy opportunities, insisting on healthy options, bringing your own snacks and lunch to work, modifying orders in restaurants, etc. that becomes second nature. What becomes second nature is putting your health first and doing what it takes to maximize it.
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