If you are lucky enough to be free during the middle of the day or to have a flexible working pattern, then enjoying a leisurely healthy lunch is within your grasp. The good news is that you can do this without breaking the bank.
Most cafes and restaurants have a specific lunch menu and this is normally cheaper than their standard menu. This means that you can enjoy lunch with your friends without worrying about the cost. The advantage of a leisurely lunch is that you can take your time and enjoy some quality time with your friends. You get to catch up with all the news and do it over a delicious meal.
Why not see if your local café has groups that you can join? Some have book clubs or craft groups that meet there to enjoy their hobbies over a light lunch with a glass of wine.
Anyone who is trying to consider their health doesn’t have to compromise if they are going out for lunch. Most cafes and restaurants will have healthy options such as salads and low fat pasta dishes. They’ll also be able to cater for a variety of dietary requirements such as gluten intolerance or vegan options.
However, if you want to simply order whatever you want from the menu then an exercise session or two will help you to burn off those excess calories. Whether you choose to join a gym or just exercise at home, there is an exercise style to suit you. You could invest in some low cost equipment such as resistance bands, which you can use in a variety of exercises to help you to stretch and tone. Why not encourage your friends to exercise with you? You could meet in a park if the weather is nice, exercise together and then head off to the café for lunch. Why not look into outdoor exercise classes that you could join? Many personal trainers offer these sessions and equipment such as resistance bands could be used there too.
A good balanced diet is essential for healthy living so why not get some recommendations from the restaurant staff about suitable dishes? They may be able to suggest alterations or substitutions that will help to keep you in trim, but by adding in exercise to your lifestyle, having an indulgent dessert won’t have a negative impact.