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5 ways to… EAT A HEALTHY LUNCH AT WORK

Kim GregoryComment
5 ways to… EAT A HEALTHY LUNCH AT WORK

Want to avoid junk food at the office? Here’s how… 

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Prepare 

Adjusting to a healthier lifestyle is all about planning. Preparing healthy lunches at home to take to work with you can make a big difference to energy levels and focus during the day — it can also help to keep you on the right side when it comes to calories.

 

Make sensible choices 

Opt for lower glycaemic index carbohydrates such as wholegrain pasta, sourdough bread, brown basmati rice and quinoa, and team with lean proteins like pulses, nuts, tofu, fish, lean meats and dairy.

 

Go low 

Make the most of lower fat, lower salt products. Look for lower fat houmous, and dairy products such as reduced fat cheeses and ricotta.

 

Control portions 

Preparing your own lunch also helps with portion control. Maintaining energy throughout the day isn’t just about what we eat, but how much we eat. Choosing sensible serving sizes helps to keep blood sugar levels stable, maintaining concentration and focus.

 

Pack snacks 

Pack snacks like fruit and sensibly sized servings of nuts to keep yourself feeling satisfied between meals. These also help to combat the mid-afternoon energy dip, which can otherwise drive you towards sugary options like cakes and biscuits.