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The Lunch Box Diet

Graze away the pounds.

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The Lunch Box Diet, created by Simon Lovell, is an online eating plan that started in the UK. It is designed to prevent individuals from binging at meal times by encouraging you to graze from, you guessed it, your very own lunch box that you tote around with you throughout the day.

Praised as not just a fad diet with a quick fix approach to weight loss, The Lunch Box diet is supposed to give you the long-term guidelines and tools to sustain weight loss and be healthier. The theory behind the diet is that this healthy grazing will allow your blood sugar levels to stay even and it will prevent the urge to give in to the afternoon sugar or salt fix that so many of us are succumbed by around 3 p.m.

The basis of the diet is that you fill your lunch box up with a combination of vegetables, protein and fat and graze on the food all day long. In the morning you eat an appropriately-sized breakfast and at night, you eat an appropriately-sized dinner. The Lunch Box diet does allow for reward moments that are gradually added to the eating plan, but it is warned that these rewards might affect your weight loss. You can stay on the diet for 7 days, 30 days, or however long you need in order to meet your weight loss goal. Best of all, you have full freedom to regress a few decades and purchase a Mickey Mouse Lunch Box or rummage through your parent's attic for your favorite one from childhood.

PRO
  • A relatively simple diet plan that involves consuming a diet that is heavy on veggies and light on processed carbohydrates.
  • The Lunch Box Diet eating plan can be used for the long term in order to keep weight off and to maintain a healthier eating style.
  • Reliance on the diet's consumption of vegetables, lean protein and minimal fat is beneficial to one's health and can possibly aid in weight loss also.
  • Its built in "reward" foods can help to stave off 2 a.m. cravings for ding dongs.
  • Carrying your food in the lunch box of your choice adds to the flavor and fun of this new way of eating
CON
  • Might be a tough transition for those who make dinner their largest meal
  • Like with many diets, you must prepare how you are going to eat every day before you leave the house and you must also remember to take your lunch box with you.
DIET and NUTRITION

In your Lunch Box on the Lunch Box Diet is a mix of 60 percent vegetables, 30 percent protein and 10 percent fat. Within a few days, you get to add in "reward" foods that are based upon your own taste buds; maybe some chocolate or a slice of pizza. The bottom line is that you have a bit of freedom to indulge in our favorite eats. In the morning and in the evening, you eat a sensible meal all in an effort to keep your blood sugars from dipping too low and to stave off a potential risk for a binge.

Depending on your level of activity you may introduce some complex carbs to your lunchbox. This is to give you that extra energy and stamina you'll need on an active day like going to the gym or an outing with friends.

EXERCISE

There are no specific exercise recommendations for Lunch Box Diet other than to follow your usual exercise routine by getting in some form of exercise on most days of the week.

CONCLUSION

The Lunch Box Diet is not a revolutionary magic pill to lose weight and eat healthier, nor is it an overnight quick fix. The creators of this diet have simply taken what works in a diet (lots of veggies, lean protein and moderate amounts of fat) and packaged it into a diet plan that will fit the working woman or man's lifestyle.

The notion of grazing, which is the hallmark feature of this diet, has been a tested and proven way to avoid binges and eating mass quantities of food at one sitting as we let our stomachs growl hour after hour. Instead of hitting the vending machine, you pull out some carrot sticks or a small serving of tuna fish to satiate your hunger. The Lunch Box Diet is a creative way for getting us to eat healthier, to think about what we are going to eat before we've reached our famished point and it will also hopefully help us to lose weight with its avoidance of refined carbohydrates and sugars.

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JO ANNE

SO FAR-SO GOOD

posted Oct 14th, 2008 4:19 pm


Nat

I just started the Lunch Box Diet and I feel a burst of energy during the day. I am a mother and work outside the home. I can't wait to shop for more veggies, protein, and fats for next week. I am not a big eater, but this will certainly help me to improve my health in so many positive ways. Try it! You won't regret it.

posted Sep 28th, 2008 9:51 am


brianna

you people do not kno w what you are talking about because eating the same things that you regularly eat wont do anything for in the end . and also putting it in a lunch box is stupid well thats my opinion so people may not believe it!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted Sep 26th, 2008 4:40 am


Mary

As a person with a B.A. in dietetics, I highly recommend this "diet." It truly is a revloutionary way of eating that could benefit so many people. Even with my degree, I was reluctant to eat my veggies. Now, I love them! Simon's diet has changed the way I eat in a short amount of time. The Lunchbox Diet makes it convenient and simple to get plenty of nutrient-rich vegetables in one's diet. The lean protein source keeps one satisfied throughout the day. It's flexibility makes it easy to do. I have more energy than I've had in a long time. Only three days into it and I dropped a pound of that Holiday weight gain! It will be easy to stick with it because there are tons of ways to prepare my "lunchbox." I can see this diet becoming huge as it is so adaptable to so many people. The medical industry should really check this out as a means to helping people with all sorts of issues: obesity, type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease just to name a few. Definitely give it a try!



   
 

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