DILEMMA: Finding a healthy lunch at the cafe/restaurant or cafeteria.
The Devil says: "Ah, the smell of the french fries, the lure of the melted cheese...it's been a tough morning and dinner is a long way off, so you'd better fill up now."
The Voice of Reason says: "The last time you had only a salad for lunch, you were looting the Snickers stash by 3pm."
The Solution: Order the salad, but add a few pieces of grilled chicken (or other lean sources of protein such as beans, salmon, eggs, tofu) and an olive oil dressing, which stays with you longer than the fat-free stuff. Then grab an apple and a part-skim cheese stick or yogurt parfait to snack on later. The all-or-nothing approach to eating can leave you either overstuffed or underfed; instead expanding your definition of lunch to include and afternoon nosh can keep you on a healthier track.
I haven't trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I've never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex. - Erma Bombeck