Thanks to fatigue and poor planning on my part, I didn’t make my lunch last night. Which means that, while I packed my breakfast (homemade breakfast burritos, stashed in the freezer) I didn’t pack my lunch. I mean, be honest here. I’m occasionally glad I’m organized enough to remember to shave at 4 am. Lunch isn’t happening, if I don’t pack it.
So, I bought lunch. A fairly high-calorie lunch, it turns out. Not as bad as it could have Ben (lunch wasn’t a 5-pound bag of M&Ms or anything stupid like that), but high enough tat I have no confidence that I’ll hit my calorie budget today.
It’s just another example of an interesting phenomenon, really. If I cook at home, my calorie cost for food is way lower than if I eat out. Even on apparently comparable items. Breakfast, for instance. My two breakfast burritos (for my Hobbit-like first and second breakfasts) set me back 740 calories. Sounds pricy, but that’s four eggs with bacon and cheese. It’d be more like 900 to get the comparable item from McDonalds.
Did I mention that homemade usually tastes better, too? It does. Which means that, recapping the central idea of this post, I really need to pack my meals more consistently.