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Do You Brown Bag It and Bring Your Lunch to Work?

When you are trying to eat healthy, and especially if you are counting calories, it really helps to pack your own lunch no matter if you are eating at work or school. This however takes some pre-planning and a few extra minutes in the morning, both of which can be hard to come by. Not only is it a great way to save money, bringing your lunch to work ensures that you are eating healthy fare (if you pack healthy fare!) without hidden calories. I bring my lunch most days, but how about you...


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piraterie piraterie 10 years
I bring a lunch four days and go out once a week.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
I always pack my lunches. It saves me money, I figured about 1300 plus dollars a year, and its much better for me than take away. I only get ½ hour for lunch, and the nearest places to eat are Guthrie’s (fried chicken), Subway, Dominoes Pizza, and a couple of Mexican/Cuban places. I know I could eat healthy at Subway, but the line there is usually very long so I don’t bother. There is a Chinese Buffet but I know myself and I would walk out of there with a Styrofoam container full of egg rolls, general tsos’ and fried rice! I usually bring breakfast also, and some snacks. I am addicted to Cup-a-soups to keep my salt craving at a minimum. I am a grazer so its best to bring things I can pick at!
aoitenshi aoitenshi 10 years
Workofiction, bento is Japanese for a boxed meal, but usually it looks more interesting than a regular packed lunch (see this Yumsugar page: I like making it because I hate having to eat in my office. I feel much better about not eating out when I have a pretty and yummy bento waiting for me at lunch. :)
marley11 marley11 10 years
you can better control yourself and what you eat, when you make your lunch yourself, plus you probably save a little money.
nurdburd13 nurdburd13 10 years
i bring it everyday. it's cheaper & i know exactly what i'm eating bc it's usually homemade food & not a lean pocket or lean cuisine. those things smell atrocious.
Jennifer777 Jennifer777 10 years
My husband and I both try to bring our lunches...he more than I... I work 3 days a week & will usually bring my lunch at least 2 of those days... He works 6 days a week and always his cooler full of goodies with him. It is a lot easier if you package stuff the night before...I never manage to make the time to do it in the morning...
AMP AMP 10 years
I am extremely fortunate to live 4 blocks from work, so I walk home every day for lunch.
thatgirljj thatgirljj 10 years
While in theory I like the idea of bringing my lunch, in actuality I don't. Partly because I'm lazy, but for the most part, it's because I need to get OUT OF THE OFFICE and walk around for a little bit. I know I could do that without having any place to go... but it gets boring to wander around aimlessly, then eat at my desk. It's more fun to pick a resteraunt a few blocks away and go out. I'd probably save big time cash if I could discipline myself...
workofiction workofiction 10 years
First off, what is Bento? Second, I pack every day. I just don't always eat what I bring. I got Subway today because my Lean Cuisine didn't sound appetizing at all! If I don't have food in my house to bring I go to the grocery store and pick up stuff for the week during my lunch hour.
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 10 years
Yep, it's usually me and the Lean Cuisine. But I do occassionally long to leave the office (if I did, I might never come back!).
kiddylnd kiddylnd 10 years
I live 5 minutes from home, so I go home and have something there.
JenBrett JenBrett 10 years
we order take out, it's sooo bad of me
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
I bring my own lunch and always pack the night before to save time in the morning. I also try and prep as much as I can on Sunday night (i.e. putting tuna in containters and bagging up treats/ veggies) so I can save even more time through the week. Unless there is something going on at work, I bring it.
cubadog cubadog 10 years
I bring my lunch 4 out of the 5 days of my work week. I also bring all my snacks for the day that way I am not tempted to run down and buy something. The cafe's here at work have increased there prices again to the point that it is just plain insane. The only thing I do buy is the one soda I drink a day.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 10 years
I bring my own lunch 4 out of 5 times. Or I go grocery shopping on my lunch for stuff for the kinda the same thing
Kate14909563 Kate14909563 10 years
I try to bring my lunch everyday but if I have no energy or time to put something together in the morning I will either go home for lunch or pick something up while running errands on my lunch hour. I prefer to bring something since it is cheaper.
Renees3 Renees3 10 years
I work from home so I just eat here every day! My boyfriend takes his tho! Saves us money!
Brians-Girl Brians-Girl 10 years
i must admit..i dont bring a lunch too often.. but i dont always buy it either.. if i dont go out for lunch..i go home and make something i work like 5 mins away.. so that helps alot!
Tutta Tutta 10 years
I bring my lunch most days because we have a gym here in the office so I can go work out to get away from my desk. I try to save a day or two to go out with my boyfriend for a healthy lunch date :)
aoitenshi aoitenshi 10 years
I make bento when I have the time to do it or when I need to save. Usually I like eating out for lunch because it keeps me sane being able to get out of my office for an hour or so during the day.
torismyly torismyly 10 years
I bring half my lunch. I eat a Dannon Light & Fit everyday, which I buy at the cafe, and a Luna Clif Bar, which I bring because they are cheaper at the grocery store than at the lunch cafe.
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 10 years
I rarely eat out at lunch. I save that for dinner once in a while
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
i usually eat at home, but if not, i do bring my own lunch
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 10 years
Ibring my lunch everyday! :) Usually this is so I can get some running around done at lunch. Sometimes I go home too though if I have the time because it's not too far of a drive.
jhuck jhuck 10 years
I don't enjoy sandwiches, so I only bring it when I have leftovers from a previous lunch or dinner made at home.
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