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6 Brown Bag Lunch Mistakes Making You Fat

If you want to save money, cut calories and have more control over what goes into your lunch, brown-bagging it is a great idea—at least in theory.

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Slim Down

6 Brown Bag Lunch Mistakes Making You Fat

If you want to save money, cut calories and have more control over what goes into your lunch, brown-bagging it is a great idea—at least in theory.

How could we be so skeptical of a homemade meal? A recent JAMA Pediatrics study found that the typical elementary and middle school student’s home-prepared lunch is seriously lacking in vegetables, fruit and whole grains and overflowing with sugar and sodium. Since mom and dad are packing their meals, we're guessing your office lunches aren't the paragons of health, either. Here are six common brown bag blunders—and how to fix them—so you can get back on track to lose weight while you save money.