Your goals toward better nutrition could easily be sabotaged in the Office Snacks That’s right, without realizing it, those trips to the break room could be quietly working against your goals, whether it be weight loss, improving digestion, or strengthening your immune system.
I’ve had clients make simple changes resulting in a quick loss of 5 pounds, increased energy, and a better overall sense of well-being. Office Snacks A simple swap can mean you’re nourishing your body with micronutrients, fiber, protein, and healthy sugars rather than choosing processed fare that leads to a spike in blood sugar and a host of other issues.
Are you looking to make a simple swap resulting in better overall health?
Implement these tips and see yourself reaching your goals while you’re busy at work!
- Office Snacks Have healthy choices on hand. – Having nutrient-rich choices available will allow you to make better choices and prevent reaching for processed snacks during those afternoon cravings.
When you head to work on Monday morning, grab your purse AND a bag of bananas and apples. Clients who replace their candy dish with a fruit bowl easily drop 5 pounds and are nourishing their bodies with whole foods! Make that your new habit and see the changes take place!
2. Stock your desk and purse well. – Very similar to the first point, you need to have your desk and purse well stocked. It requires less thought and works if you stock up all at once. I like keeping several LaraBars, bananas, mandarin oranges, and raw trail mix in my purse and car to avoid slumps.
When I worked in a medical office (pre-Nourishing Health days) I became incredibly hungry by 4:30, no matter how hearty and nourishing my lunch. By the time I arrived home at 6 pm it took every bit of willpower I could muster up not to devour the entire kitchen! By having a healthy snack in tote, I could calm my appetite by the time I arrived home in order to make a nourishing dinner and eat mindfully.
3. Drink more water. – We often feel hungry simply because we’re not hydrating well enough. Get a reusable water bottle and slip 3-4 rubber bands around it. Remove a band every time you refill. All your bands should be gone by the end of the day. You can do it, I know you can!
4. Move more. – Get your blood flowing and refresh your mind with a brief walk a few times a day. One of my clients sets the alarm on his phone to sound four times a day. This signal prompts him to get up from his desk and walk to the farthest restroom, allowing him a few moments to breathe, stretch, and assess his hunger level before diving into his snack drawer.
If you consider yourself a “chronic snacker”, take a few moments to consider why you snack so often. Are you not eating a hearty enough breakfast and lunch? If so, make sure you’re allowing yourself enough time to enjoy a nutrient-rich breakfast and that you pack a hearty lunch.
Maybe its because you’re bored and find food to provide momentary alleviation from your mind-numbing job. I obviously can’t take away the boredom at work, however, finding new ways to pursue your role with excellence and diligence can certainly result in increased gratitude and joy. Find other ways to “reward yourself’ throughout the day – take that short walk, watch a humorous 2 minute video, or do some light stretching.
It’s important to fuel our bodies well during meals in order to give our digestive systems a break between meals.
Detox begins when our bodies finish the digestive process, meaning our body rids itself of harmful substances and begins resorting to the cells. Constant snacking doesn’t allow your body the necessary time to fully digest previous food eaten AND heal and repair cell damage. Begin with 1-2 of these tips to implement in your day and continue to fuel your body for optimum health!