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Old 03-16-2013, 05:57 PM   #41
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Wraps are pretty good. Load up the veggies and put in some chucks of chicken add a low cal dressing. Water and fruit. I like pineapple with nuts.
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The Mex. food over here sucks I'd love a good Tex-Mex joint We have no Mexican smiley
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The Mex. food over here sucks I'd love a good Tex-Mex joint We have no Mexican smiley
It is awesome

I have been bringing my lunch for a month. Turkey or roast beef (from the deli, not packaged) and low fat cheese in one container, half a cibiatta roll in another, some multi grain chips in another, and some cottage cheese in another.

I keep them in my cooler with a freeze pack. Cliff bar for breakfast, half sandwich and small portion of chips for lunch, cottage cheese at 3.
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I've been packing a lunch for the past month and I'm really enjoying not having to leave the jobsite to eat...but I don't think I'm saving any money or calories.

Everyday is 2 Ciabatta buns topped with ham, turkey, bacon, lettuce, onion topped with a sauce that is mayo, mustard, pepper, salt, olive oil and lemon juice.
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We went to this joint the other night sucked big time
http://www.yelp.com/biz/sergs-mexican-kitchen-honolulu
If you log in and go to the bottom of the page and see the filtered ones you'll see me review under RandyD.
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I had a bag of starburst jelly beans, Pepsi and a couple smokes for lunch today.

According to the label, the jelly beans are pretty healthy, other then the 300 grams of sugar.
Make sure to try the Starburst "all reds" jellybeans too. Jolly ranchers are not bad either. I have a horrible sweet tooth. Luckily my metabolism, and my active job, allow me to eat whatever, whenever, and howmuchever I like.
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Kiteman beat me to it. I was wondering when a "non New Englander" would ask what coffee milk was!
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Cut back on the beer at lunch. Water is healthier.
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If you want to cut down on carbs at lunch My wife made me thise recently.

Take a pickle spear what ever kind you like best.

Cut a strip of cheese again what ever kind you like best.

Take your fav lunch meat. I love smoked turkey (Check the sugar content some are real high )

Put the pickle and cheese on the meat

Install a swipe of mustard and roll the meat up.

Tasted so good and 4 filled me up. No carbs other than a little in the mustard.

Easy to grab on the go and quick to eat if your in a hurry. No mess and great energy.
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I try to eat more of a plant based foods such as fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts, olive oil etc.

The fallacy in my former thinking was since I was working hard all day then I could head to the drive through for lunch. The fact is that the 1330 calories in a Big Mac, Large Fry and Large Coke is a lot. The average person burns between 480 and 600 calories per hour jogging. At that rate, it would take me 2.2 to 2.7 hours of jogging to just burn off lunch!
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Please see the new post in my clean eating thread. It is interesting to see what caloric intake you need just to sit and breath.
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If you want to cut down on carbs at lunch My wife made me thise recently.

Take a pickle spear what ever kind you like best.

Cut a strip of cheese again what ever kind you like best.

Take your fav lunch meat. I love smoked turkey (Check the sugar content some are real high )

Put the pickle and cheese on the meat

Install a swipe of mustard and roll the meat up.

Tasted so good and 4 filled me up. No carbs other than a little in the mustard.

Easy to grab on the go and quick to eat if your in a hurry. No mess and great energy.
Greg-that sounds like a lunch that's right up My alley! I'm definitely going to make those! Thanks for the tip! And Everyone else's ideas too...been eating healthier lunches for a few weeks now....salads,nonfat yogurts,apples,carrot sticks...I actually feel better all around,just by quitting the crappy-on-the-go lunchs,and find myself working a bit more productively.
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Please see the new post in my clean eating thread. It is interesting to see what caloric intake you need just to sit and breath.
Please share the link.
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Its in my weight loss and clean eating thread. Take a look but I will put it here too.


http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm
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A little Update!
Since originally posting this thread, My daily eating habits have cleaned up tremendously! Fruit salad for Breakfast or Oatmeal or a healthy cereal. Lunch is usually a salad or 5-bean salad, both with a couple slices of flank steak or grilled/baked chicken. Dinner is just lunch,the night before...I've started running again,3 days a week. And lifting weights 2 or 3 days a week-3 weeks ago. I've dropped a pant-size and I'm not wiped out after working all day anymore. I have more energy and feel like I'm 20 again...and the best part is I'm turning some chickys' heads again! Clean eating and exercise-wish I did it years ago!
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And also: My healthy eating habits and desire to start exercising was reinforced by the fact that I know 2 guys in My small town that suffered serious heart troubles,both were 51 years old and had trouble within a week of each other...both guys had the attitude that "I work a physical job,I can eat what I want and not exercise"....that was My attitude too...But healthy eating and exercise has already paid dividends for Me. I encourage all others to do it as well!
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Subway. No soda, chips, junk food.

Gatorade, trail mix, stuff like that.
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Subway. No soda, chips, junk food.

Gatorade, trail mix, stuff like that.
hate to burst your bubble, but processed meats are very unhealty.
and Gatorade is not all that good with the salt and all...
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I suggest you to have proteins in lunch, like some chicken meats or fish. Eating healthy food at lunch is really good for your health.
Carbs are good with the proteins Like a ˝lb. of poke (Raw Ahi) on rice and a beer

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