Ready for a healthier you? Here are some simple tips for healthy snacking while at work to start you on your journey to better health. Warmer weather is coming, and we all want to be able to go outside and enjoy it!
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Recognize Your Stress Trigger To Promote Healthy Snacking While At Work
Stress snacking is a big thing with me. Certain parts of the year(like the Christmas holiday season)are more stressful, and with that, my healthy snacking while at work goes out of control.
So what can you do? Well recognize what your “stress trigger” is when you are at work. It could be:
- Being afraid of doing something wrong
- The pressures of making deadlines
- Particularly trying customers
- Unrealistic expectations
The list could go on & on. The important thing for you is to identify that trigger and work towards decreasing it. Here are some suggestions to start your day off in a positive way. If you can get a head start on your stress trigger, it may affect you less.
Remove Your Source Of Unhealthy Eating
One of the biggest sources of my unhealthy snacking was the vending machine in the break room. Thankfully, there is no longer a machine in our break room, so it makes it easier. If you have one where you work, avoid bringing spare change so you don’t purchase things out of the vending machine.
Drink Lots Of Water When You Want To Snack Healthier At Work
Studies have proven that drinking more water decreases your hunger, which leads to less snacking. Here are a few other benefits of drinking water that will lead to healthier snacking:
- Drinking 30 oz a half hour before your lunch helps you to feel fuller and less likely to turn to snacking
- Drink a glass of water an hour after lunch to allow the nutrients from the food to be better absorbed by your body
- Drinking water also helps to energize your day: a glass before each meal is the perfect way to stay on an energy-boosting track.
So not only does drinking water help with healthy snacking at work, it also helps to boost your energy without caffeine!
Bring Your Own Healthy Snacks
My favorites right now are sliced peppers with some ranch dressing to dip it in. I wash them, cut them up, and bring a small cup of dressing to work with me. The crunching of the peppers is so satisfying, and the dip makes you think you are not skimping on anything delicious.
Other healthy snacks could be granola bars, celery with low-salt peanut butter, or a healthy nut mix. Whatever you choose, be smart about it.
Avoid The Center Of Unhealthy Eating At Work
Let’s face it, a work break room is a source of fellowship. A place to decompress. A safe haven from work realities. On the flip side, it generally means there are a lot of treats readily available. And if there are, there is a good chance they aren’t good for you.
If there are a ton of treats, head outside for a walk instead. Removing you from the temptation will keep you on a healthier track.
These are truly some simple things you can do when you are at work. I know I have a hard time resisting the junk food, and it really doesn’t do me any good. It’s not healthy, it makes me gain weight, and I tend to be even harder on myself.
So, you can work on snacking healthier while at work with just a little advance planning.
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