Stock the fridge at work, not just home. Try keeping some snacks at work, such as yogurt, string cheese and non-perishable fruit. These can help curb your appetite when you only have a few minutes for a quick break.
When purchasing lunch, think about what it includes: Do you have some whole grains (ideas include whole wheat bread or brown rice), fruit or veggies (such as salad, lettuce, tomatoes, shredded carrots, etc., for your sandwich or a burrito) and lean protein (such as turkey, chicken, or fish). Ideas include: - A premade sandwich or wrap on whole wheat bread with lean protein and veggies
- A do it yourself salad from a salad bar: just steer clear of the high calories items like creamy dressing, croutons, cheeses, and dried fruits
Bigger is not always better: lunch portion sizes may be deceiving. If a portion contains more than 500- 750 calories, either box up half your lunch (now you have a dinner ready to go) or look elsewhere!