Getting the most out of your work day is important to success. One of the best ways to ensure you’re productive all day is to eat healthy – stay away from carbs during lunch to avoid that post-lunch coma. While it’s easy to say (or write), it can be hard to pack a healthy and nutritious lunch every day – not to mention the occasional lunch meeting or going out with coworkers.
Fast Food Restaurants with Healthy and Cheap Lunch Options
There are actually a lot of inexpensive fast food restaurants that offer healthy lunch options. Due in part to the low-carb craze, you can almost always find an option with grilled chicken instead of fried, salad options, and other solid choices. Here are a few restaurant choices you may have written off in the past:
KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
KFC (formerly Kentucky Fried Chicken) now offers buckets of grilled chicken in addition to their traditional and spicy fried chicken options. While the fried chicken only has from 6-11 grams of carbs per piece, the grilled chicken has 0 carbs, and about half the calories. Green beans and a house or Caesar side salad round up a perfectly healthy, delicious, and low carb meal that’s ideal for lunch. The best part is that the KFC food prices are really fairly priced.
Chick-fil-A is a really smart choice for healthy lunches. They actually have several low carb meal plan options on their website. They offer “protein style” options for their sandwiches and use lettuce instead of bread as the wrap. They also offer grilled chicken nuggets and the grilled market salad (with avocado dressing), which also both have lots of protein and are low carb. The Chick-fil-A menu is a great option for a low fat and low calorie lunch.
Baja Fresh has some excellent salad options that are almost zero carb, as long as you skip the tortilla strips they allow you to add. You can choose from chicken, steak, shrimp, carnitas, and grilled Wahoo (my favorite). Baja Fresh food prices are inexpensive and the restaurant has a casual vibe – a great combination.
As long as you’re committed to your diet, you can find healthy, tasty, and inexpensive low-carb options at almost any restaurant. The aforementioned are a few of my favorites, but don’t let that limit you.
Over at INC, they’ve listed 5 ways to stop DREAMING about what you want to do and START DOING IT:
Keep it simple and forget perfect. Jason Fried of 37signals, a Chicago web company, says this best: “If you’re opening a hot dog stand, you could worry about the condiments, the cart, the name, the decoration. But the first thing you should worry about is the hot dog. The hot dogs are the epicenter. Everything else is secondary.” Figure out what your hot dog is, hold the (perfect) trimmings for later and you’ll find starting gets much simpler.
Read the rest of the inspirational post here. And remember, you don’t need to ask a psychic questions in order to succeed at what you do!
T.A. McCann, formerly of GIST and now of Zoopa and Wishpot, is hosting a free online chat to discuss the future of work, with Eric Koester of Zaarly. The sure-to-be-compelling chat is at 9am PDT on 7/21, and you can rsvp HERE. To get you hungry, check the video below as a preview.
It seems like some of the most common mistakes in job interviews are those that are repeated over and over again. BNet today has a ton of great interview tips:
Ask questions about what really matters to you. Focus on making sure the job is a good fit: Who you will work with, who you will report to, the scope of responsibilities, etc. Interviews should always be two-way, and interviewers respond positively to people as eager as they are to find the right fit. Decide what is important to you and ask; there’s really no other way to know you want the job. And don’t be afraid to ask several questions. Interviewers get sick of asking questions. As long as you don’t take completely take over, the interviewer will enjoy and remember a nice change of pace.
This lecture, by Joseph L. Bower, Professor, Harvard Business School, is one of the 10 videos Inc. Magazine recommends for every entrepreneur. Check the full list here. How many have you seen already? Any not on the list that you’d add? Tell us!
More and more students are graduating from business school and deciding to take a pit-stop at a corporate job before launching into business on their own, a BusinessWeek article discusses.
Mike Norelli, a 2010 MBA graduate from MIT, experienced a collegiate entrepreneur’s dream when an investor pledged seed capital for the startup he and a few classmates had founded to convert food waste into fuel. Just as the venture was to receive that financial boost, however, Norelli backed out to accept a job at GE Energy, whose recruiter met with him after Norelli arrived at MIT’s Sloan school of Management (Sloan Full-Time MBA Profile).
“No matter what I do afterwards, I’ll be in a better position—and that includes doing a startup,” Norelli says of his GE experience.
Jake Winebaum is a serial entrepreneur. He is the founder of FamilyFun magazine, Business.com, Brighter.com and co-founder of eCompanies and Blue Waters Research.
How do you know if your idea is any good? The real test for me is if the idea builds momentum the more time you spend with it. I’m a big believer that you have to spend a lot of time with an idea. Good ideas get stronger the more you work on them. You begin to lose interest in weak ideas.
I’ve also gotten to the point where I view that ideas are relatively cheap. Having an idea alone is not what makes a successful company. You need to have a great idea, great timing, and the most important piece: sufficient capital. The idea will need multiple iterations, and that takes time and money.