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The Lunch Box Diet

What's the Deal With the Lunch Box Diet?

Have you heard all the fuss about this new diet, the Lunch Box Diet, which everyone is crazy about? Here are the basics, and it's probably a lot more realistic than you might think.
The Lunch Box Diet, an online diet plan, is a new diet based on buying a large plastic lunch box and filing it with a mix of 60 percent wholesome natural vegetables, 30 percent protein and 10 percent fat. Dieters are then encouraged to slowly graze on the lunch box contents through the day so they are not tempted to binge at meal times. The theory behind the diet is to eliminate pig-out sessions and that after a small period of time on the diet your desire for foods high in sugar and salt will reduce naturally as your taste buds change onto the more natural sources of foods that you're encouraged to pack in your lunch box. Basically the diet strikes me as a slightly more gimmicky way at getting us to eat the things we already know we should eat. If it gets folks eating healthy, then I'm all for it. There is nothing that seems unhealthy or unrealistic about the diet so if it sounds like it would work for you then give it a shot — but you must let me know what you think!

One of my favorite things about the diet is that it can be downloaded from the Internet (about 10 pages) for around $19.95, so check it out here.

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christel christel 8 years
Sorry! Yes, I do eat breakfast. I'll get up and make coffee, drink that while I attempt to wake up and reading the news I then make either poached or boiled eggs or simply plain toast (wholemeal bread mind) if I'm not quite at the stage where eating sounds at all appealing. I prepare my box in the morning and will eat a handful out of it approximately every hour throughout the day. Now because of the frequency I "snack" from the box at I rarely feel hungry when dinner time comes around, and find myself making soup or just adding a bit more meat and perhaps some brown rice to the LBD instead. Not to say I couldn't eat something entirely different for dinner, I just rarely feel hungry enough. :)Hope that helped!
christel christel 8 years
Sorry! Yes, I do eat breakfast. I'll get up and make coffee, drink that while I attempt to wake up and reading the news I then make either poached or boiled eggs or simply plain toast (wholemeal bread mind) if I'm not quite at the stage where eating sounds at all appealing. I prepare my box in the morning and will eat a handful out of it approximately every hour throughout the day. Now because of the frequency I "snack" from the box at I rarely feel hungry when dinner time comes around, and find myself making soup or just adding a bit more meat and perhaps some brown rice to the LBD instead. Not to say I couldn't eat something entirely different for dinner, I just rarely feel hungry enough. :) Hope that helped!
vanillakokakola vanillakokakola 8 years
I'm missing this a little bit: Do you eat breakfast and dinner, and the Lunch Box is sort of a lunch/snack that you spread throughout your day? Or is the Lunch Box all you eat all day?
christel christel 8 years
I have been doing this diet for the past week and for me it's really working, on the other hand I am using it alongside excersize in order to drop a rather significant amount of weight (http://www.fatattackblog.com for more detail). What I have found most surprising so far is that I am a) Full (while the diet allows you to eat a proper breakfast and dinner I tend to find that when dinner time comes around I don't manage or want a large dinner and find myself perfectly satisfied with soup or similar, b) satisfied (no cravings, the LBD allows you to eat good quality nice food, which I will be the first to admit is not words I used to associate with 'salad' or 'diet') c) Energetic (the box is filled with a nice balance of carbs, protein etc and I have felt more energetic and ready for the world than I have in the past 15 years!) It may not be the perfect diet for everyone, but for me it's working really well! Just in the short time I've done it I am noticing serious differences as far as my quality of life goes; added energy, proper sleep at night, improved mood.. :)
christel christel 8 years
I have been doing this diet for the past week and for me it's really working, on the other hand I am using it alongside excersize in order to drop a rather significant amount of weight (http://www.fatattackblog.com for more detail). What I have found most surprising so far is that I am a) Full (while the diet allows you to eat a proper breakfast and dinner I tend to find that when dinner time comes around I don't manage or want a large dinner and find myself perfectly satisfied with soup or similar,b) satisfied (no cravings, the LBD allows you to eat good quality nice food, which I will be the first to admit is not words I used to associate with 'salad' or 'diet')c) Energetic (the box is filled with a nice balance of carbs, protein etc and I have felt more energetic and ready for the world than I have in the past 15 years!)It may not be the perfect diet for everyone, but for me it's working really well! Just in the short time I've done it I am noticing serious differences as far as my quality of life goes; added energy, proper sleep at night, improved mood.. :)
aeschere aeschere 8 years
many people have lost weight using bentos! i guess it all comes down to being conscious of what you put in your mouth, really
aeschere aeschere 8 years
many people have lost weight using bentos! i guess it all comes down to being conscious of what you put in your mouth, really
NikkiCouture NikkiCouture 8 years
This idea is sort of familiar with the Japanese' concept of bento boxes. They fill these boxes with small portions of different foods. Sometimes they have double layered boxes, top for snacks and bottom for lunch. It's a great concept, especially if you prefer variety throughout the day, but want to keep portions to a minimum.Granted, I wouldn't follow a diet based on portions as apposed to caloric/fat intake, but the idea isn't a new one.
NikkiCouture NikkiCouture 8 years
This idea is sort of familiar with the Japanese' concept of bento boxes. They fill these boxes with small portions of different foods. Sometimes they have double layered boxes, top for snacks and bottom for lunch. It's a great concept, especially if you prefer variety throughout the day, but want to keep portions to a minimum. Granted, I wouldn't follow a diet based on portions as apposed to caloric/fat intake, but the idea isn't a new one.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Honestly, I think it sounds like a good idea!
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 8 years
I do this at work!!! BUT I have a tin Mickey Mouse lunch box =D
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Not sure on this one...
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Not sure on this one...
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
Eat smaller portions? Graze through the day on a small amount of food?Can't imagine how that would ever work...
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
Eat smaller portions? Graze through the day on a small amount of food? Can't imagine how that would ever work...
wren1 wren1 8 years
Sounds like a gimmick to me. And who wants to be grazing out of a box all day at work?

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