I don’t know about you, but I eat out for lunch nearly every day. We appraisers are on the road a lot, and eating out is typically the easiest option. As many of you know, this past year, I have focused more on my health. I try to go to the gym at least five days a week, and I have been trying to eat healthier. While I am no expert in health and fitness, I wanted to share some of the things I have learned as I have tried to live a healthy lifestyle that works with my appraiser lifestyle.
First, probably one of the best things you can do for lunch is pack a lunch the night before. That way, you can ensure that you will get a healthy meal. However, I personally love eating out on a daily basis. It gives me a break and something to look forward to, so I try to find healthier options while on the road.
As a general rule, I try to avoid carbs. Most restaurants (even fast food places) will allow you to convert a sandwich or burger into a lettuce wrap or salad. Rather than getting a soda, I will typically get a green tea or water. Fries or other greasy sides can often be substituted for a side salad. Additionally, I have found recently that counting calories also helps me stay on track with eating healthy. I personally use the My Fitness app.
Ultimately, what I eat for lunch tends to determine how the rest of my day goes. If I eat crappy, I feel crappy and sluggish. But when I eat healthy, I find that I have more energy to get me through the rest of my day, and I feel better about myself. What about you? Where and what do you eat. Please share in the comments.
For more information on this subject, please download and listen to The Appraiser Coach Podcast Episode: 114 Eating Out for Appraisers.