Reasons to bring your own meals & snacks:
o Spending $10+ a day on lunch/ coffee and snacks adds up fast!
o You get much more value shopping at a grocery store and prepping food yourself than you do purchasing convenience items.
· Saves time and hassle:
o Yes, packing a lunch can take some time, but will save you the time of having to go and purchase your lunch during your work day.
o You can eat it anywhere! Save the time and hassle of going somewhere to eat.
· More nutritious:
o Frequently “forget” to eat because you are so busy? Regular meals and snacks help improve your metabolism and help maintain your weight.
o Planning and packing lunch more likely to get well rounded meals.
o If you wait until you are hungry, more likely to give into temptation.
o Food companies and restaurants often load their food with salt and unhealthy fats to improve taste. Bringing your own food allows you to control ingredients.
o All of the packaging associated with buying food out adds up!
(The Average Office worker uses 500 disposable cups a year1)
o You have much more control of the sources of where your food is coming from (organic, local, sustainable sources)