Lunches

  • lonley71

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    Sep 12, 2012 7:09 PM GMT
    I am starting a new job where i wont be able to store "cold" foods. I am worried if i dont find the right things to eat during my lunches i will lose the weight/muscle i've been able to gain in the last months.

    If you guys have any ideas of (cheaper) food i could take to work that would be good for maintaining my weight please help me out! lol.
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    Sep 12, 2012 11:49 PM GMT
    little playmate by igloo lunch box
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    Sep 13, 2012 12:04 AM GMT
    turbobilly saidlittle playmate by igloo lunch box


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    Sep 13, 2012 12:06 AM GMT
    ugh im glad someone started this thread cuz this started happening to me this year! i had to make an effort to make way to pack hefty meals!
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    Sep 13, 2012 12:06 AM GMT
    ugh im glad someone started this thread cuz this started happening to me this year! i had to make an effort to make way to pack hefty meals!
  • booboolv

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    Sep 13, 2012 12:06 AM GMT
    lonley71 saidI am starting a new job where i wont be able to store "cold" foods. I am worried if i dont find the right things to eat during my lunches i will lose the weight/muscle i've been able to gain in the last months.

    If you guys have any ideas of (cheaper) food i could take to work that would be good for maintaining my weight please help me out! lol.


    Buy an insulated lunch box/bag and some ice gel packs. If there is a microwave, you can heat up foods you've prepared healthily at home. If not, there are salad and sandwich options that are plentiful.

    I take a big green salad made primarily of romaine lettuce and spinach almost every day. In a plastic container I have either ground turkey or very lean beef seasoned for tacos or just lots of garlic and pepper or something flavorful, or I will have cooked up some chicken breasts flavored with different spices (to maintain variety) and store them in the fridge until I put my lunch together for the day and heat the meat up before putting it on the salad. I also take along some cheese, nuts (this week it is sunflower seeds (shelled), but usually it's almonds, walnuts, or anything else (especially when they're on sale). Some low fat/low carb salad dressing goes along too.

    But then, for me chicken and salad is a staple. I'm on a weight loss journey, where you are on a maintenance plan.

    Congratulations on the new job, and good luck!
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    Sep 28, 2012 7:03 AM GMT
    I find leftovers are good. Do you have a microwave at work? Try and cook an extra bit of protein that night and then put it in a container and bring it to work the next day. Alternatively canned tuna works well and can mix well with vegies or salad. You mention you are worried about losing muscle mass, the lunch meal is really important to get some good quality low GI carbs to sustain your energy levels for the rest of the day - quinoa, brown rice, wholemeal pasta are all fantastic options. Alternatively you could have a sandwich, wrap or a roll just make you have enough protein in it to maintain muscle mass. icon_smile.gif
  • Tombo

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    Feb 03, 2013 12:13 PM GMT
    Yeah, get a small cooler bag and some of those blocks you freeze

    You can have tuna pasta, egg sandwiches (these can both be enjoyed cold) or you could do some kind of stir fry and pack a portion

    IF you have a microwave then it will add to your options but it isn't essential!