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Unread 04-28-2013, 09:38 AM   #1
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Lunch dilemma at work

So I'm having a bit of a problem, or rather my boyfriend is, and I'm also taking it on my shoulders.
My healthy eating and exercising is starting to rub off on him but he has a problem taking it with him to work. He only works on the weekend in a warehouse setting and wants to eat healthy, but tends to go to McDonalds and Wendy's on his lunch break because it's so close.
He'd pack a lunch but the issue with where he works is people are constantly stealing lunches from others. Nothing is ever safe.

So I have two questions:

As silly as it sounds, do they make lunch boxes that lock?

Is there an alternative lunch he can pack that won't require refrigeration?
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Unread 04-28-2013, 11:10 AM   #2
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Mcdonalds and Wendys all have healthy options. I lost 20 pound while still eating fast food. even now, I'm not gaining any weight and I'm eating fast food 2-4 times a week. You just have to find the healthiest options.

However, here is anothger solution.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 11:42 AM   #3
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There is always that, but I know he doesn't like it and wants to cut back. Money is another thing with him as well. He'd rather buy everything he needs to make something that will last him days and make multiple meals. I'll bring that up to him though as a temporary sort of fix.
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Hey! Hard boiled eggs take a long time to go bad, nuts will not go bad so he can make some granola, fruits and vegetables will last for his shift so you guys can make a salad(remember though, that fruits are high in carbohydrates and sugars), peanut butter and you can buy some cheap whey protein so that he can make a protein shake. I hope this helps!

Also, tell him to just rig a shotgun in the refrigerator... That seems to solve most of my problems.
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Invest in a really well insulated cooler with a small icepack and you won't even have to risk theft by putting your lunch in the refrigerator. Nuts, whole fruit, peanut butter and granola don't even need refrigeration.
Also just have him bring up the lunch theft issue with management, as an employee he has the right to voice his concerns and be able to put his lunch in the fridge without worry of it disappearing.
If all else fails try to buy a locking cash-box to use as a lunchbox, just take out the cash tray. The size should be about right to double as a lunchbox.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 10:55 PM   #6
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Thanks for all of these tips, everyone! Tomorrow I'll be sure to bring it up to him.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 10:56 PM   #7
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I have seen a type of lunch box that has built in ice packs, you put the whole thing in the freezer. There are a number of containers that have ice packs the are made to fit inside. I don't like worrying about my lunch in a situation like that I'd invest in a nice insulated large bag and a number of large ice packs. He works in a warehouse ? it's getting warm now Freeze water bottles (open them and test to be sure you can freeze them without exploding) use them as ice packs, extra cold when you want a drink and keeps your lunch cool. Keep in in the trunk of the car.

I agree with fruit and veggies the egg... I think is questionable only because of what ifs, I think a sandwich is difficult for the same reasons. and the shot gun in the fridge. have him tell people he puts his meds in his food >_>. Leave passive aggressive notes >_>

I guess they must be starving where he works that's pretty low to take a lunch ._. I'm surprised management hasn't done something but you'd have to catch them

I've never seen a locking lunch box

http://www.thekitchn.com/stop-thief-...or-dete-114220
how about taping is over the zipper? it will be loud to open and not as easy, perhaps that will be a deterrent.
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