Many people try to maintain a healthy diet at work but fail because they do not know how to eat healthy at work. It is a known fact that it is more difficult to stay committed to a healthy diet plan at work because your colleagues invite you to eat with them, and there are always delicious unhealthy food around the workplace.
Keep in mind that the food we eat at work will not only have an impact on your health but also affects your productivity, too. A food plan that includes high fat, high sugar meals and snacks will increase the chances of you feeling sleepy and have low energy overall. High fat food take longer to digest, while candy and sweets cause our blood sugar to spike then crash, not to mention the possibility of an upset stomach.
Since we spend most of our day and life at work, we will always be tempted to eat unhealthy food. The problem is that most of us make bad eating decisions while at work. Bad eating habits at work are usually because of boredom and stress which leads to snacking on sweets and chips. Bad eating at work can also be cause by the limited choices we have in the workplace and too many temptations around the office.
Here are a few tips to help you eat healthy at work:
- Eat a good healthy breakfast at home.
- Reduce your coffee intake at work.
- Drink more water.
- Distribute your meals and eat a half a portion at lunch and then remainder a few hour later.
- Eat a healthy lunch or bring your own lunch to work.
- Bring your own healthy snacks to work.
Luckily, there are plenty of quick, easy, and inexpensive healthy snack options. Here are a few suggestions:
- Low-fat popcorn
- Fresh fruit
- Dried fruit
- Black tea
- Dry cereal
- Protein bar
- Rice cakes
- Frozen banana
- Cottage cheese
- Wasabi peas
- Hard boiled eggs
- Vegetables and humus
- Tomato juice
- Low-fat yoghurt