Lunchboxes are not just for kids. Cross my heart, hope to die- I swear you won't regret getting one.
First things first, Burlington Coat Factory for the win on this adorable bag. I'm really digging this lunch box- I feel so much better toting this thing around over my last lunch box... (Walmart special not for the win). This Betsy Johnson 'lunch tote' doubles as a purse. Yep, I have used this as a purse too and I'm not even mad about it.
Alright, now onto the reason behind this post- preparation. It's not always easy, nor is it as fun as hitting up a restaurant everyday for lunch- but I am telling you that it is worth the effort and sacrifice. Prepping your own lunches and snacks (and bringing them with you no matter where you go) can make a huge difference on your waistline and your pocketbook. When you plan, prep and bring healthy food for yourself, you'll be less tempted by fast food or other unhealthy stuff, which can definitely help you lose weight (I can attest to this! This is one of my first go-to weight loss tricks). Also- by bringing your lunches with you to work, you can save up to $1800 a year (according to Dave Ramsey). That's so much money! I would way rather spend that on something more fun than fast food.
So you bring a lunch to work... what's next?
This might sound a little silly or weird but pack your lunchbox even when you stay at home. If you put everything you're going to eat for the day (except dinner probably) in your box in the morning, you have NO excuse to hang out in the kitchen. The kitchen is a dangerous place to hang out in- a bite here and a bite there adds up. By having your set food for the day with you, you'll have a better chance of avoiding unplanned eating. Winning.
I'm a college-grad, certified group fitness instructor and certified personal trainer looking to get my healthy to the next level. I hope you can find a little something here that will help you on your journey too.