Make your own lunch for your health and your pocket book

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Make your own lunchWe build solid strategies for lifestyle changes by looking at our day-to-day habits. While exercise is an essential part of wellness, what we eat for lunch everyday can have a more profound effect on our health.

According to a 2013 Forbes study, Americans go out to eat an average of twice per week and spend $10 on each outing for an annual total of over $1,000 per year. Adopting the habit of food prepping can have a dramatic effect on your waistline as well as your bottom line, but how do we introduce this new habit?

small, smart choices + consistency + time = radical difference

Personal development guru Darren Hardy, author of The Compound Effect, states, “Small changes can have a significant impact on habits causing a ripple effect over time.” Over five years, the ripples of making your own lunch will bring the waves of good health and a fuller pocket book!

Choose where you want to make your waves and follow these solid strategies to get started:

-Start small
-Find goals that bend you but won’t break you
-Write down your goals
-Stay consistent
-When you slip, get back on track quickly
-Be patient

What will your “Compound Effect” be in the year ahead?


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Michelle Oubre

Michelle Oubre is a lifelong resident of Louisiana where she resides with her husband and three children. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Southeastern Louisiana University. She taught school for five years and phased into the wellness industry after staying home with her three children. Michelle started her fitness career by franchising a Jazzercise which led her…

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