5 ways to eat healthy in the workplace.

I ALWAYS feel better when I eat healthy. Don’t get me wrong, I fully enjoy my desserts, but I usually eat healthy meals and I prefer to eat healthier foods. The following tips will help you eat healthy and be healthy in the workplace. Let’s face it, we are going to need all the help we can get with the holidays fast approaching. πŸ™‚

5 Ways to Eat Healthy in the Workplace

1. Grocery shop! In order to have healthy foods to take to work, you need to hit the grocery store and buy everything you will need to pack healthy breakfast and lunch items. I tend to eat many of the same things from week to week, so I always have a plan an know what I need to buy ahead of time. TIP: Don’t go grocery shopping hungry!

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2. Keep a healthy food stash. It is so important to have healthy meals and snacks close by. You don’t want to be caught NEEDING an afternoon snack and the only thing available is the cake sitting on the conference table. If you have healthy options available, it will be easy to make good food choices and you will feel better for it.

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3. Pack your lunch (and breakfast if you are an early bird)! It may be time consuming, but preparing your lunch and breakfast the night before is so important. At times, it will take me a good half hour to cut my veggies, prepare my salad, get my fruit washed, and get everything packed and ready for the morning. I know that it will not get done if I wait until the morning and I am always super happy to have all of my healthy food ready and available throughout my work day. PS I love my salad bowl from Tupperware because it makes packing a salad super easy.

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4. Drink lots and lots of water! I always start my day by drinking a full bottle on my drive into work and I try to refill my bottle at least 4 times throughout the day. Not only does water help your body function, it can help you stay full longer…and avoid that cake that’s calling your name.

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5. Get active during your lunch break! I am very lucky that my work place has a gym on campus. The gym offers plenty of group exercise classes per day and this makes it super easy to fit in a workout. Almost everyday during my lunch break, I hit the gym for a class or head out for a run with my running buddies. If your work place doesn’t have a gym, head outside for a walk with coworkers, walk around the complex indoors, or use the stairs to get to the top floor of your building. I always find that I have more energy (and make better food choices) after a lunchtime workout. πŸ™‚

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Do you pack a lunch or go out to eat?
Morning, mid day, or evening workout?

Comments

  1. I pack a lunch! I do morning workouts on weekends! During the week, it’s lunchtime of course! I agree that we need to make healthy food choices with the holidays coming! I am done with the Halloween candy!!! Lol!

  2. Renee Watson says:

    Great tips! I’m a weight watcher fan (it gives me the structure I need yet also allows for flexability) & my Leader said, “Those who pack a lunch are more likely to stay at their goal weight.” Plan ahead and have snacks on hand!! A friend of mine mentioned something during our morning run that really “hit home.” She said, “I need to be forgiving.” SO TRUE! With the Holidays right around the corner, don’t beat yourself up! Food is a part of our culture. Enjoy it! Just plan a head and stay on track when you can & remember to be forgiving!
    Thanks for posting those helpful tips!
    Renee

  3. Great post! I shared it with my followers.

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