The following are a double edged sword:
Mac D’s, Tesco, M & S, petrol garages, Nandos, Pret and the list goes on and on
*The post today will be most helpful for people who only get a little bit of time for lunch, and have to get it on the fly*
Wherever you eat your lunch, it’s probably near the office, and you’ll know what’s going to be in there before you get there. The good news is, it’ll al have the same calories each time, but it’ll also be not the best choices as they’re mass produced.
But sometimes, you don’t have time to find anything else!
What staggers me though, is the amount of people that haven’t done the slightest bit of research into what’s IN the options they’ve got 🙂
So let’s cover it now, and go briefly into how t read a label properly, that way you can research (yes this bit does require SOME work) and plan your lunches better, at least on work/ busy days
Total calorie content – Anything over 600 should have alarm bells going off, as for most people, breakfast lunch and dinner being 600 cal’s = 600×3 = 1800 <daily calories
Protein – Good for you yes, just like carbs and fats are good for you as well. Protein content in anything, the rule is, higher content the better
Carbs – Specially double edged, as the clever advertising fuckers break it down into of which sugars, just because they’re not “of which sugars” doesn’t mean it ‘s healthy, anything which is mainly sugar = bad, and any carb content label which has a little red sticker on it should be avoided unless there’s nothing else you like <– just being real, sometimes you’ll have no choice
Fats – Saturated fats are needed for your body, and again just this by if it’s red or yellow, take a closer look on the label. If it’s got a high fat content but is relatively low on calories, you’ll be fine having that for lunch… we’re not going for perfection here!
Ingredients – Any words that end in: syrup, starch, juice, acid, -ose, ase are generally sugars they’re hiding from you. My biggest tip here would be to google some of the words for a bit of reading whilst you eat your lunch.
You’ll only have to learn to read a label once, but it’ll make you feel like you can talk a different language 🙂
The scope of an email won’t let me cover in depth any of this stuff, so I’ve tried to give a brief overview, but it should point you in the right direction on a few bits!
If you don’t know how many calories you should be having, yes you personally, that’s simply not good enough. You owe it to yourself to know how many, and then you can work out if this sandwich/ food will help you etc.
Any questions, please let me know as I’ll be happy to cover more on it if you’re wanting it 🙂
Have a good day, and click reply to get an assessment booked in with me when I get back from holiday about how to control your nutrition properly!