10 Tricks to Eat Healthy at Work

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Is this a common sight at your office? We have tips that’ll help you to eat healthy at work! Credit: Marianne O’Leary

The office. It’s where most of us spend the majority of our weeks. While that realization can be downright sad pants, it also shows how your habits at work can have a big effect on your weight-loss and health goals. Sure, the workplace can be full of temptations—whether the vending machine calls your name at 3 p.m., or your boss brings in glazed donuts every Friday morning—but your workplace can actually be a place that supports your healthy lifestyle. You just have to know how to work the system. Read on for 10 ways to eat healthy at work no matter what your coworkers bring in…

How to Eat Healthy at Work

1. Use the structure of your workday to work with your diet instead of against it. The great thing about being at work on a regular schedule is that you have built-in structure for your day. While you may not know exactly what stress is coming your way, you probably know when regular meetings are held and when deadlines are approaching. So, just like you would for any other important assignment at work, get organized! Set aside time to eat a healthy snack or mindfully enjoy lunch without distractions, if possible. (Eating while you work is one sure-fire way to mindlessly eat out of stress!) View your planned snacks, lunchtime and workout as any other important to-do on your list!

Continue reading for more tips on how to eat healthy at work! —Jenn



Comments

  1. says

    Good article on eating healthier at work. Irrespective of location, it appears the underlying theme is it’s all about the mind game, the “check-up-from-the-neck-up.” I find with many of my patients that it’s more a function of winning their hearts and minds (mostly their minds) and, once they’re on board, then it’s much easier for the body to follow through and reach the goals.
    Yours in health,
    Bill Sukala,PhD

  2. Frank says

    Are Balance bars just for women? They sure taste great but the packaging states that they are for women.

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