What do you have for lunch when you’re working? A nice healthy thought-through lunch, or a last minute, last resort meal typically consisting of a meat pie, chips and a soft drink? I’m going to compare the Thinking (organised) person’s lunch, to the Non-Thinking (un-organised) person’s lunch.
An organised lunch will consist of a combination of a palm size portion of protein, a cup of carbohydrates and vegetables. All these good things would come from a lunch; prepared in the morning before work, freshly made from the cafe/shops nearby work or even brought in leftovers from last night’s healthy dinner. The organised lunch could also consist of drinking a glass of water, cup of herbal tea (hot or cold) or a freshly squeezed juice to rehydrate.
An unorganised person’s lunch is not thought through and may even be skipped, because it hasn’t been prepared, or thought about. Here, lunch would probably consist of the easiest option, e.g. grabbing a Big Mac from McDonalds or chips, pie and a soft-drink, from the bakery. An un-organised lunch, such as the one just mentioned, can equate to 5 times the amount of kJ (Energy) and fat, than a meal had by a person, who has taken the time to think about lunch time.
Thinking Person’s Lunch Vs the Non-Thinking Person’s Lunch
Homemade Chicken Salad Sandwich
|Energy||13331.4kJ (317Cal)||2478 kJ (590Cal)|
|Fat – Total||14g||34g|
|– Trans||0g||Value Not Given|
Just remember that lunch needs to provide the nutrients to help you sustain your energy for the rest of your working day, and fill you up enough to last till dinner.