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5 Reasons to Pack Your Lunch

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    I vary! Sometimes I pack a lunch, other days I buy. I do love the fact that when I pack my own I know EXACTLY what is in it!! Not to mention the $$ saving!

  2. Katie @ Health for the Whole Self

    I pack my lunch almost every day. I will admit that my main motivation is saving money, but it certainly keeps me healthier as well!

  3. mindy

    I pack my lunch about four days a week. My coworkers and I usually go out on Fridays. I try to mix up what I bring, just to keep it from getting boring (and thus, more tempting to eat out).

  4. lisasfoods

    I’m all about packing my own lunches, and only eat out for lunch a few times a year. It’s fun to be social with colleagues, but I hate to spend so much money, and I really enjoy eating packed lunches. I typically bring a sandwich with either a salad, soup, or a yogurt. Plus some fruit and a snack for the afternoon. The only thing I hate about it is packing it the night before, because if I wait until that morning, it takes me way too long.

  5. Lisa

    I pack my lunch 90% of the time, and it’s usually leftovers from dinner the night before. It helps that there are very few appealing lunch options near where I work. If I were in close proximity to so much good food like you are, I would have a much harder time resisting!

    1. hundredtenpounds

      Yep, not having options makes it easier!

  6. Laura @ Finding A Healthy Balance

    Great Post! I actually bring a “green bag” full of food to the office every Monday full of my lunches and snacks for the week. Saves on calories, fat, money and time. =)

    1. hundredtenpounds

      That’s a great idea. Do coworkers complain you have too much stuff? I bring like 2-3 days worth cause the communal fridge is full.

  7. littlemisscrochet

    It depends on whats in the fridge and did I pack it the night before… Almost always when I don’t pack it the night before I eat out…

    I am making sure to pack the lunch the night before or have premade ready meals in containers – easy to toss in the lunch bag!

    1. hundredtenpounds

      Very true. I make my lunch the night before to save time.

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