Didn’t pack a lunch today and was trying to figure out what to eat. I’d spent some time on a stationary bike being a lab rat for Pat this morning and was starved by lunch time.
Cafe Rio sounded good, but I figured even a salad was going to be about a bazillion calories. Checked out the daily plate on Livestrong.com and found that it was 800.
That seemed a bit much, so I looked at Jimmy John’s. I only ever get one thing there: the Italian Night Club. I was horrified to find that it was over 1,000 calories and nearly 60 grams of fat. For just the sandwich. A Whopper is better for you, and TWO Big Macs are about the same. Yikes!
So I looked through a handful of other options that are within a few blocks of my office. And realized that packing a lunch most days is a good idea for more than just financial reasons.
In the end I went to Cafe Rio and threw half my tortilla away. I’ll miss Jimmy John’s. I may still eat there occasionally, but I’ll never enjoy it quite as much.