Smaller lunchbox meals, less and more often
Simon Lovell’s “The Lunch Box Diet”. Find a lunchbox with a volume of 2-5 litres …, see the film clip below. Read the book review at Weightloss Resources Reviews/lunchbox-diet-simon-lovell.htm
Simon, providing a mix of advice and humour while keeping it simple, creates a new standard measure, the Lunchbox. The Lunch Box providing a great idea for volume control!! Could it become the British Standard Lunchbox?
He has found that for him, and his clients, eating properly proportioned meals in smaller amounts and more often throughout the day (rather than 3 big meals), helps manage their weight as well as muscle mass gained from any training they may be doing.
Simon Lovell: Twitter @lunchboxdiet; “The Lunch Box Diet” (Harper Collins 2009), also available in Kindle. YouTube video posted 29 May 2012.
The idea works because it provides a simple routine that is easy to build into the daily pattern of starting the day and making lunch, or as I often did, making it the night before. Follow the hyperlink “metabolism” in the book review and it takes you to further support for the concept of eating little and often. See point #2.
Packing the box gives you a visual representation for the proportions of the different food groups you are including. Because he is talking as a personal trainer with weight training customers he notes the importance of maintaining correct protein intake to maintain muscle mass.