Whether you're going back to school or just trying to be healthier and save money, bringing your lunch with you when you're on the go is a good idea for many reasons. This is especially so if you're following a diet — you won't have to search for a place to eat that follows your rules, and you know just what is in your food. But sometimes it can be hard to come up with healthy lunch ideas that'll keep you from being bored or ditching your brought lunch for the nearest pizzeria. On a low-carb diet and can't give into those sandwich cravings? Here are some low-carb sandwich options for you!
The majority of Fit readers call themselves carb queens, and Winter can make those carbohydrate cravings even more intense. But have no fear: scientists are finding even more reasons not to avoid this essential food group.
A recent study of more than 100 obese and overweight adults in Australia found that dieting put people in a better mood; a drop in pounds led to increased satisfaction. But for people on low-carb diets, the mood boost didn't last.
The study group was split, with half the subjects on a lowfat diet and the other half low-carbing it. Interestingly, folks in both groups lost the same amount of weight on average, about 30 pounds. But after a year, the low-carb dieters also lost the positive mood effects, while the low-fat dieters did not. Here's more from the study.