Healthy Lunch Tips for Back to School

When it comes time for kids to go back to school, there’s excitement in the air. Of course, for the person who is looking towards a year of brown-bagging lunches, the excitement may be quick to wear off. In order to make the process smoother for you and more fun for the child, here are a few healthy lunch tips for back to school you may want to try.

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Weight Loss Done Cheap

Although you may want to join that weight loss program that has you spending hundreds of dollars on their products and “support”, or you may want to join the local fitness center with the monthly fees, these things are not critical to your weight loss success.Weight loss done cheap is as effective and successful as weight loss that costs hundreds or thousands of dollars. If losing weight is something you really want to do, don’t let money stand in your way.

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Ways to Cut 100 Calories Daily

There are many ways to cut 100 calories daily from your diet. By cutting only 100 calories each day, in a year you will have helped yourself lose over 10 pounds of body fat.

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Diet Boredom Leads to Diet Failure

I didn’t get a chance to post yesterday because I was busy with meetings from the wee hours in the morning. I haven’t given up…don’t worry, I’m still here plodding along towards a thinner me.

Last evening as I relaxed and thought about my weight loss progress I had a breakthrough I must share. I was thinking about what to prepare for lunch the next day and I found myself dreading the mid-day salad, which is a staple in my diet. Now, usually I would force myself to keep eating those salads. I would eat them until I just can’t stomach salad anymore and then I would start cheating on my diet. The pattern was so obvious I can’t believe I never realized it before.

Recognizing the pattern that diet boredom leads to diet failure is critical for me. It emphasises the importance of keeping your diet interesting so that you don’t lose interest in eating healthy. There are so many great low-calorie, low-carbohydrate meals out there that limiting yourself to just a few foods or meals is a recipe for disaster, at least it is for me.

Feeling impressed that I could be so in tune with myself, I then explored the question – If I don’t eat a salad at lunch, what is the alternative. Here are a few healthy lunch options I came up with:

a broiled chicken breast with steamed vegetables (made the night before) a fruit salad instead of vegetables a Lean Cuisine frozen entree soup, either made at home or the “just add boiling water” variety

I tell ya, I’m feeling much better about my diet plan now, knowing that I don’t have to torture myself with eating a huge salad at lunch every day. Next week I’ll plan to try some or all

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You Do Not Have to Starve when Dieting

Well, I’m half way through day three of my new weight loss plan and so far it’s been going quite well. I’m writing this post as I munch on my large salad that I find I can barely get through in one meal.

My salads for lunch consist of the following basics:

4 cups of mixed salad greens 1 tomato, diced 3 baby carrots, diced 2 tablespoons of low-fat or fat-free salad dressing

To keep it interesting I will also usually add either half a can of tuna, a chopped hard-boiled egg, grapefruit wedges, or a few other vegetables. Mmmm, good.

Here’s a picture of todays salad. Mixed greens with apple slices topped with chopped, toasted almonds, all dressed with a honey and balsamic vinaigrette… DELICIOUS!

I was chatting with one of my co-workers around the water cooler this morning and I was telling her about how I’m on a diet. She’s a bit of a skinny minny… one of those people who is always thin and doesn’t seem to gain a pound (mind you I’ve never seen her eat anything either). Anyway, she said to me, “Oh, I just hate diets because you can’t eat anything and your always so hungry.” I agreed with her, probably just to shorten the conversation, but when I got back to my desk I regretted not correcting her. The assumption that dieting means being hungry all the time is a common one, but I have found from my own experiences that this isn’t necessarily true.

The way I see dieting is that I have to reduce the number of calories I eat each day, but this doesn’t mean I have to eat less and in some cases I will actually eat more. Take for instance my salad, which I am starting

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