Healthy food for lunch
Three meals a day are no longer standard. The pandemic has resulted in many of us staying home when the custom ran out every day. Lunch isn’t like it was in years past. People understood that they needed to have a good lunch to strengthen themselves for the rest of the day and get along with people in the process. People need lunch to stay healthy, feel peaceful, and deal with stress.
Now when we’re home, food is within reach all day, but how much does snack cost? Popular energy drinks, coffee, sports drinks, caffeinated and sugar-filled drinks that hospitals offer themselves are quick and are considered healthy. They’re easy to grab, but they’re not a healthy food.
Hopping in the car for fast food is so tempting and a lot easier than cooking. Automatically it is considered a no-brainer. Is it really? There are options at these fast food places that can still be healthy, a chicken salad, (forget about too much dressing) vegetable bowls, a sub sandwich. Just try your best not to order french fries or heavy fried foods and beef beverages.
If we watch this lunch diet and eat right, so many of us don’t know what eating right means. How well we deal with the stress of being cooped up is important, especially if we are a social animal that is used to being around other people. Some of us need more motivation than we can get at home alone. Some people struggle to stay healthy and we are all subject to habit. We’ve all gotten into certain bad eating habits and don’t always know how to stop. We are constantly tempted to have the refrigerator and supplies on hand. Now we are not under stress to do a job or sort and answer papers. Those irritated brain moments come too late to think about now.
Thinking of a peaceful mind and taking an hour to meditate seems like a dream these days. Helen Lee Schifter talks about the peace of mind that stabilizes us and gives us healthier days. It is not necessary to spend days depressed, but it is difficult to change habits.
The starting point for health and wellness is the grocery store. Go back to the routine and add convenience foods and favorite snacks to your shopping cart. Check out what’s in the cart at the checkout and you’ll see a surprising amount of junk. Now take it out. Don’t take them home. There is a sense of pride in doing that. If they can’t be accessed in a refrigerator or pantry, you can’t be tempted to eat them.