Remember that commercial for dunkin donuts when the man gets up every morning day after day and says “Time to make the donuts”? That is sometimes how I feel packing my lunch. Or my dinner. Or my snacks. It seems I’m always packing food of some sort to carry with me wherever I go. I like to eat. And I eat often and I eat clean so there’s no stopping in a convenience store for a hotdog or running through a drive-thru for me. And I don’t like to be hungry, it makes me very grumpy. It’s not good for your body to starve, it will literally shut down your metabolism in order to store calories. So in my car I carry almonds or fruit. In my purse you can usually find more almonds or a tightly wrapped Sticky Ball or sometimes a small banana.
Lunch is a tuna or turkey sandwich or a variety of veggies with protein. Usually cottage cheese and egg whites. Now for your visual pleasure……..
If I’m working a full day I will also pack a 2nd breakfast of oatmeal or a peanut butter wrap. Afternoon snack is greek yogurt or nuts. (I didn’t realize how much I ate baby carrots!)
So it takes some planning and preparation and sometimes can be a pain in the *** but it is so much better than being starving and wanting to chew off your own arm. Or waiting hours between meals and letting your blood sugar plummet. Or worse yet- eating some highly processed, chemical filled “convenience” snack from a vending machine.
What do you carry with you to eat? More than gum I hope….