Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Eating at Work

Ever think that your colleagues are trying to make you fat? Seriously, how else do goodies just automatically appear at the office all the time? And why else do people always want to go out to these great places for lunch? Okay, I know I’m being dramatic, but you get my point. It’s difficult to eat healthy at the office.

Then there is the other end of the spectrum. The days when you are rushing from meeting to meeting and probably don’t get to eat lunch at all. Or you get so busy and you have to eat lunch at your desk. And then you find yourself snacking on the cookies your colleagues brought. Because again, we have established that they are trying to make you fat.

The problem is that when you are at work, you are usually stressed, and stress-eating always seems to go the overboard way. But being aware of what you put in your mouth, and being prepared to face the food challenges of the week could be just what you need to get you back on track. Here are just a few quick tricks:

  1. Pack your own homemade lunch
  2. Always plan your meals ahead
  3. Try to walk around when you start thinking of food
  4. If you are going out with your colleagues for lunch, decide exactly what you want to get before you get to the restaurant
  5. Always keep a cup of water at your desk to take a sip every time you see or smell goodies

I know this is not all-encompassing, but you’d be surprised how much these little things can help push your work diet in the right direction.

Cheers Eights & Weights!

Photo credit: Munfitnessblog.com

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