Maintaining Your Diet at Work

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The number one way to maintain your diet at work is to start from home. If you eat a full breakfast between 6am and 8am it will hold off hunger for until at least 11am. If your job is a reasonable distance from home, try walking or biking to work. Once you arrive to your work place take the stairs instead of the elevator.

Even if all of the constant moving makes you work up an appetite, have a snack. Having a morning snack like a piece of fruit or healthy snack bar around 11am will decrease your appetite for your afternoon break, ultimately making you eat less at lunchtime. When you take your lunch be sure to eat healthy and light, so that taking your afternoon walk outside of the facility is a breeze.

When you’re taking your walk be sure to open up your lungs by taking deep slow breaths in and out. Another way to maintain your diet at work is to get your coworkers to eat healthy with you so that way you aren’t enticed by the aroma of fast food and wholesome home cooked meals. Encourage others at your office to maintain their diet so that you can partner up with someone and keep your health balanced.

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Elizabeth September 1, 2015 at 3:50 pm

These are great tips! I definitely have noticed myself gaining weight since I started my new job, and I think it’s because I tend to snack on chips and candy all day long. I think I’m definitely going to take your advice and start having a healthy morning snack, so that I’m not as hungry later and will be less likely to start snacking on unhealthy things.

Richelle White September 10, 2015 at 4:01 pm

This was very helpful! I’ve just started a new job and wanted to start off on the right foot eating healthier and getting a little exercise in at work. I will bring healthy snacks with me and take the stairs more. I have an hour lunch so I will take a walk for a half hour to add a little exercise to my day.

Samantha September 16, 2015 at 10:57 am

I try to keep plenty of healthy snacks at my desk so I can avoid the baked goods my coworkers bring in. It usually works for me, but it is tough to resist the temptation!

Bobbi September 16, 2015 at 2:01 pm

Eating smaller meals more frequently is a good tip also and always remember to pack you lunch at snacks at home to ensure that you stay on track

Mary September 18, 2015 at 8:29 am

Great tips! Likewise, I, too, noticed myself gaining weight when I started my new job. However, eating a hearty and healthy breakfast at home before the workday does help the hunger subside until lunch/break time.

Mike Lee September 18, 2015 at 11:08 am

I’ve recently started snacking on nuts, particularly peanuts. They are healthy and packed with protein. Just be careful with coworkers who have nut allergies.

Elizabeth September 28, 2015 at 4:37 pm

I know that drinking a few cups of flavored water helps me…it’s just sweet enough. Water helps to fill me up but the flavor in the water helps satisfy my sweet tooth (at least for a little while).

Will O. October 1, 2015 at 12:35 pm

I try so hard to eat my breakfast in the morning, but its hard because I am running up and down with my son and trying to get him to daycare on time. the tips you guys are giving me sounds better so I think I am going to give it a shot.

ANYLA October 2, 2015 at 11:26 am

I eat breakfast every morning since I take a late break. I than eat a little microwavable meal which holds me over till I get home. I try not to over indulge in the food wars because I don’t want to gain any more weight and now that the fall season is upon us and the winter will be fast behind it is very easy to add on the pounds. I am not skinny but I am a comfortable size and would greatly like to stay that way.

Pedro Kahn October 12, 2016 at 3:12 pm

Oh no…snacks at work is the bane of my weight, even though I know this I look for them daily, nothing like a satisfying baked good mid work week!

Ramona April 16, 2018 at 2:04 pm

I find myself getting so hungry during work even if I have breakfast. I’ve been bringing some fruit which helps a lot. Junk food usually doesn’t fill me up that much so I don’t even really feel like I want to eat it

Aaron September 27, 2019 at 8:21 pm

I am not one to snack but it is interesting to see what other people experience.

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