From sandwiches to salads and even the occasional buffet, you lunch ultimately is letting you down.
With so much focus on preparing a balanced dinner and making sure you don't skip breakfast, you might be putting less thought into your lunch, whether you are preparing it at home the night before or stepping out and grabbing something quick on the go.
Lunch often is the most difficult meal to eat healthy for two reasons: misconceptions and lack of time. The latter isn't hard to figure out given most people only get 30 minutes for lunch, and that typically leads you in the direction of a fast food restaurant, since you don't have nearly enough time to sit down at a restaurant and the drive thru is your best friend at the moment.
That mentality doesn't really fly if you choose the right fast food stop and also take at least a minute or two to check out the menu. Most fast food places, granted, don't exactly have a bevy of healthy options, but you might be able to find at least a few items that won't make you feel worse by 2 in the afternoon. The real misstep at lunch as it relates to fast food is assuming that a salad is your best bet. Sadly, that isn't always the truth particularly when you factor in the dressing, cheese and other fatty toppings that take a healthy salad and turn it into something less enviable.
If you want a salad, choose wisely when it comes to fat content and dressings available. You also want to stick with side items or main courses like baked potatoes, chilli and grilled chicken. Once again, calorie killers like bacon, cheese, fried chicken and fatty meats make fast food a tough sell.
Like this article? Sign up to get similar articles sent to your inbox:
Keycode is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. We are constantly striving to improve our service to both advertisers and consumers. We invite you to join our social community and provide us with feedback.