I stopped buying lunch at work in 2008 ever since I met a colleague of mine who never buys food no matter the situation. He was always with packed food from home made by his beautiful wife. I asked for reasons why he never did buy food while at work. He gave numerous reasons like, too expensive, he prefers his wife’s food, he does not enjoy eating outside. Well, I said to him, how cool is that, same goes for my husband who does not buy food outside even when hungry.
I have not looked back since 2008, I preach daily to my colleagues on how important it is to bring your lunch to work. It stops you from over eating, spending too much and eating healthy. Good food is good when carefully prepared at home with all the right stuff in it. I love good food and I love to eat, but not on the fat side. I hardly eat junk, but bread is the only bad food I am yet to resist. My colleagues complain of lack of time, but I do not see that as an excuse, because if you create time for something, you can do it.
My preparation for packed lunch is always so easy. I cook during the week and freeze, get my plastic plates ready. I already have a time table because it is easier to manage. I follow the timetable daily, warm my food and put in either a cooler bag, or I place it on a freezer bag to keep cool. I pack my lunch with fruits like bananas and apples, then nuts as well. A bottle of water which I can always refill when needed in my lunch bag. When it’s lunch time, since we have a micro wave, I then heat up my food and eat while some people grin with envy.
Although there are times when you crave food from outside. I often crave for pizzas which I know is bad, but I eat pizzas occasionally. Food from home is always better prepared to your taste and protects you from infected food. A day does not go buy without me carrying my lunch bag to work, filled with both breakfast and lunch. I have tried it for years and it has worked perfectly well for me. Meals are important part of our day and so should be carefully sort after. I even advice parents to do the same for children, let them enjoy your food and learn to eat healthy from inception.
Do you still buy lunch at work? There was a story recently in the media about a caterer that poisoned the food in a restaurant killing loads of people. Have a rethink and start bringing your lunch to work.