Planning for a healthy lunch is a job in and of itself. When you’re lucky enough to enjoy an in-office catered lunch, there is still some planning that you need to do when maintaining a healthy diet. Don’t let choice get in the way of staying on track with your diet. This comprehensive guide will allow you to enjoy your lunch guilt-free.
Create a Plan
Your plan should start well before your catered corporate lunch. Be sure to make time in the morning for a healthy, substantial breakfast. Part of the reason it’s so easy to make unhealthy choices at lunchtime is because you’re starving even before noon. Wake up early, and make yourself a protein-rich breakfast that will keep you full up until lunchtime.
When you have the luxurious opportunity of having your corporate lunch be catered, you’re faced with an extensive menu. With many options to choose from, it is smart to look at the menu well before lunch when some less-healthy options might become more appealing. Choose healthier items on the menu ahead of time, and stick to the healthy choice you’ve made.
Look for menu items that include everything from the food groups that your diet requires. Lean proteins, low-fat dairy, fruits, vegetables, and grains are all things you should add into your catered corporate lunch. Entree salads with chicken or seafood entrees with a side of veggies are both wonderful choices no matter what your dietary restrictions are.
If fries are a possible side, ask for a side salad instead. Don’t be afraid to be assertive. Your health should be your ultimate priority, and while there is nothing wrong with treating yourself every once in a while, sticking to your diet will always make you feel more in control.
Take Your Time
When you finally start eating the health-conscious meal you’ve chosen, it is important that you remember to eat slowly. Take your time with your lunch. There is a lot of work to be done with very little time to get it done, but this is your break and you should treat it as such.
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