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Monday, January 25, 2010

Pack a (Healthy) Lunch

Here's another one of those catchy little "wisdom-bites": "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail."

As a vegetarian, I can tell you: sometimes when I'm out in the boondocks of China tracking down temples, I end up eating poorly because good vegetarian choices are just unavailable (or at least, unavailable to me, with my crummy language skills).

The solution would be to pack a lunch.

The truth is, back in my usual routine, the choices aren't much better. My school cafeteria uses lots of oil, and I suspect there is animal matter in virtually every dish. So I either take lunch with me, or get home as quickly as possible to cook in my own kitchen.

Now, you may not be a vegetarian (and why not?). But the principle is the same: You'll eat healthier (and probably cheaper) if you pack a lunch.

Furthermore, you can choose where to eat. Maybe in a park or garden, by a lake or river, instead of in a noisy (and, here in China, inevitably smoky) restaurant.

So think about it. Take control over what you eat, even when away from home. Pack a lunch.

You'll be happier.

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