Back to school, back to work - adults need healthy lunch choices too

    "Pack your lunch with good food and you'll perform better at work"

    TORONTO, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - With the summer winding down and fall around the
corner, it's time to think about healthy lunches - and not just for the kids
but for adults too. That's because healthy lunches provide adults with an
energy boost and help to control fat and calories.
    "Anyone who eats a large lunch - or makes unhealthy choices - will be
tired and dragging their heels," explains Revolution Fitness Registered
Nutritionist Lisa Quinney.
    Those who pack their own lunches or make healthy choices enjoy better
portion control, balanced meals, and the guarantee of fresh/seasonal foods
that lead to improved concentration and enhanced performance at work.
    When choosing take out meals, caloric intake climbs quickly with hidden
fat and sugar. Compare this to selecting and packing your own lunch featuring
lean protein and vegetables, with much less calories and fat. So, "you save
money, you save calories and you build up energy," Lisa notes.
    Cooking extra food at dinner will go a long way to making lunch an easy
task. Lisa often advises members at Revolution Fitness to cook extra brown
rice, steam lots of vegetables to last a few days and grill or bake lean meats
- all are great leftovers that make a healthy lunch. She also suggests
avoiding refined sugars and flour as well as caffeine.

    Examples of an ideal lunch include:

    1.  Steamed brown rice with cooked or raw vegetables and grilled chicken.
    2.  A whole-wheat wrap filled with lean meat, lettuce, mixed vegetables
        and a touch of hummus.
    3.  Salad - including both mixed greens and protein such as lean meat
        (chicken breast or tuna) or tofu. Or, make a salad of cooked grains,
        such as Quinoa or Couscous, throw in some dried cranberries, toasted
        pecans, lean protein, herbs and dress with lemon juice and olive oil.

    The important thing is to eat 'clean' foods Lisa explains, which includes
natural, unprocessed foods, whole grains, lean protein, lots of vegetables and
fruit. It also means you should avoid take out and processed foods.
    "Try your best to avoid refined sugars and flours and stimulants such as
caffeine. Make sure to drink plenty of water as it aids in your body's
detoxification abilities," explained Lisa.

    Revolution Fitness ( is located at 137 Yonge
Street, just north of Adelaide Street. Toronto's exclusive members-only
Fitness and Wellness Facility introduces their unique 6 PACK SYSTEM; a
multidisciplinary approach where a team of hand-picked experts work together
to develop customized Fitness, Nutrition and Wellness programs for each
member, overcoming barriers and achieving outstanding results. It boasts
13,000 square feet of state of the art fitness equipment as well as a Wellness

    To visit Revolution Fitness, or interview Lisa Quinney, Registered
Nutrition Consultant, Revolution Fitness, please call Teresa Donia at iAMBIC
Communications, 905-508-5550 or email

For further information:

For further information: Teresa Donia, iAMBIC Communications, (905)

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