Archive for March 13, 2010

The Lunch Trap

Posted in Uncategorized on March 13, 2010 by mboyle1959

I have always advocated eating on the fly at lunch. Maybe a sandwich from home but, more likely a shake or a bar. I think this really helps my productivity. I also think it helps me keep my weight down. One thing I have come to realize is that I am powerless against visual food. If I go to a sandwich shop I succumb to my urge to get a bag of potato chips or, to eat a cookie. I find myself getting coffee in the morning saying “you don’t need a donut”. Not to get all religious on you but, I think there is something to “the lead us not into temptation thing”.

One of the best ways to lose weight or, to maintain your current weight is to avoid tempting situations. Restaurants and sandwich shops are set up to help make us fat. If you want to succeed, avoid the lunch trap. Either bring a sandwich and a piece of fruit from home or, have a bar or a shake ready. Better yet, don’t plan time to eat so you will only have a minute. If someone wants to meet for lunch politely decline. Tests of will power are ones we often lose. Set yourself up to win, not lose.