Weight loss seams to be on everyone’s mind these day but can it be done by eating healthy lunches?
If you are looking for lunch dieting tips, you should leave now as this is about eating healthy to your appetite and making livelong changes. Everyone interested in losing weight or starting an exercise program should first consult their physician.
It is possible to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight by lunching sensibly. When it comes to your children, too often, they get tired of eating the same sandwiches and might do like we did and just throw away the sandwich and buy a French fry with the milk money!
Variety is essential in making lunch an interesting meal or else people will be tempted to eat out and most of the time that implies unhealthy fast food.
If you have children who need lunches, you can have them help you participate in the preparation of their lunch the night before. This way, you will know their preferences, they will not be able to complaint as they participated in making their own lunch and they will be proud to do an activity with you.
Good lunch elements can be such things as: whole grain bread, English muffins, tortilla wrap, rice cakes, any leftover (if they have access to a microwave or they can always use their favourite thermos-again let them chose what thermos they want as what you might think is “in” might be so uncool!).
Greens are always a good choice to put in a child lunchbox. Prepare raw vegetables and place them in a nice airtight bag. A green salad can also be a great meal on its own. Be sure to put the dressing on the side and do not use eggs derived dressings.
If you are lucky and your children like Tuna, there are single serving portions cans that can be very handy.
Weight loss can be attained while eating healthy lunches which can include such products as cheese or other milk products like yogurt or yogurt beverages. Milk is also a very good source of calcium for a mother’s bones.
There has been some recent scares about consuming uncooked deli meat contaminated by Listeriosis so caution is always warranted. Any meat or meat products should be cooked thoroughly before being put in a healthy lunch.
The worst thing a person can do if she wants to lose weight is to skip altogether lunch. After all, it makes no sense to go on about your day and spend all those calories and not put any quality food in your body. If you skip lunch, you will not lose weight as your body will feel cheated and you will probably suffer from uncontrollable hunger once you get home and ingest all kinds of empty calories in a very short period.
It is also important to plan quality snacks during the afternoon as it is not healthy to go hungry and again you will be tempted to eat empty calories when you get home. Such healthy snacks that can help you lose weight or maintain your ideal weight are: a vegetable juice, some nuts, dried fruits, a milk product like yogurt beverage, raw vegetables, a piece of cheese, etc.
When planning healthy lunches for you and your family keep in mind that lunch is a very important meal and that you will be tempted to go out and eat unhealthy if you don’t have a satisfying lunch waiting for you.
Weight loss can be achieved by eating normal size, healthy meals everyday. We just then to forget this simple fact.