It is easy to get caught up in the working environment and pick up other peoples habits especially when it comes to eating! Here are 4 ways your job could be contributing to your expanding waistline and how to avoid it:
1. THERE’S JUNK FOOD IN THE OFFICE – this is a big problem in the work force considering a lot of offices are filled with yummy pastries, donuts or foods to don’t do your belly justice. Our tip would be to plan your cheat night so that you treat yourself enough to not be tempted by the junk food in the office.
2. YOUR OFFICE AIR CON IS TOO COLD IN SUMMER – Studies have shown that your bodies respond to cold climates by eating warmer fattier foods… So the colder the air con is the more you will gravitate to eating junk food. Always keep your jacket on stand by and ensure you keep warm to avoid over eating in the office!
3. YOU’RE A STRESS EATER – Being stressed is a common trait to carry in the workplace, however, what we don’t want to carry is the craving of junk food that comes with it. Try and allow yourself some de-stressing breaks and take a step outside every hour to allow yourself to re group and recover.
4. YOUR SCHEDULE IS TOO BUSY – Busy jobs can often lead to lack of personal time and this is vital when working long busy hours. If you are one to not have a breakthrough the day and scoff any food in sight at your keyboard, make sure you are snacking healthy and pre-planning your meals. This will help your diet and appetite. Stand up desks are also great for this and a good way to get you standing and working on those busy days.