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Eating a poor lunch or skipping it all together causes the afternoon slump to hit hard – you may feel sluggish, tired, moody and very unproductive.
Not a fun way to end your day at work or at home!
While it’s easy to simply buy lunch, this isn’t always the best option. Many times the foods purchased are high in fat – which could leave you more tired and lethargic. Eating out could also mean eating more food than your body needs, leading to potential weight gain. Restaurants are notorious for sneakily selling us foods packed with hidden calories.
So what are we to do? Get into the routine of packing a bag lunch! This way you can create the balanced, nutrient-packed meal that will provide you with high energy and put you in a great mood. And the good news is that packing a good lunch doesn’t have to take you more than 5 minutes. Packing it the night before can help you avoid introducing more chaos into your already hectic morning.
TIP: Always include veggies and fruit to give your body the nutrients it needs for energy and health. Include a lean protein source to help keep you satisfied and going strong all afternoon long!
Here are some delicious ways to Spice Up your lunch box:
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