Everyone is familiar with it: we are under stress at work, rarely have time for eating and suddenly we feel the craving for food. As the blood sugar level is completely down until then, it is no wonder that we resort to greasy or sweet snacks in order to be performance-capable again. In the long run, these eating habits do not only affect our body shape but also our health. Therefore, we will tell you how you can eat healthier also in the office:
A good planning is already half the battle! If you reflect about what you want to eat in the following days and are prepared accordingly, you do not reach for fast food and other unhealthy snacks anymore. For instance, you can cook double the amount the evening before and bring the leftovers to work the next day. This even saves ready cash. If you found a cooking group with your colleagues, everybody can prepare a healthy meal for all by turns, so that you do not have to cook every evening. This even encourages social togetherness and will improve the working climate, for sure. Also overnight oats can be easily prepared in the morning and are the perfect snack for all the sweet toothed among you. Refined with fresh fruits, honey and cinnamon, the porridge will not taste boring at all. Aside from that, you should abandon crisps or candy bars from your snack drawer and replace them by healthy alternatives. Nuts and raisins, fresh or dried fruits can satisfy the hunger in between even better.
If the whole department decides to go to the kebab shop around the corner, of course you do not want to be the spoiler and finally give in to the group pressure. But also there, you will normally find healthy alternatives like couscous salad or filled paprika. The same applies to the Italian or Chinese restaurants – there are always salads or fried vegetables that you can resort to instead of eating the greasy and high-carbohydrate calorie bombs. Maybe you even are favoured by fortune and have a Natural Foods store in the proximity of your office? There, you will often find whole grain sandwiches, self-made antipasti or even a lunch table. Just take a look around your working place! Moreover, you should despite pressure and munchies take care of eating slowly. This saturates longer and also prevents indigestion. Aside from that, it is often hard to distinguish hunger from thirst. Hence, before reaching to the snack drawer, you should drink a big glass of water first. It can easily be pepped up by adding some mint or lemons and also fills the stomach. Preferably, you put a whole jar on your desk. In the cold months, you can cook a pot of tea instead.
For sure, many more ideas will come to your mind which help you eating healthier at work. Have fun with preparing!