Ever feel powerless at work trying to keep your healthy lifestyle on track? Maybe you feel like you don’t know what to do to curb your cravings, or sometimes you lack the energy to focus on eating right when at the office. I understand what that’s like and want to give you some tips on how to stay healthy while at work so you can achieve and maintain the healthy lifestyle you want and deserve.
Eat A Filling Breakfast
Any time you skip breakfast you will feel the repercussions later, like: unhealthy cravings, tiredness, or lack of focus. Start off the day with a healthy meal that will leave you feeling empowered to keep going through the day with a positive and healthy mindset. Fueling your body to have a productive workday is key so that your body doesn’t get run down and you can stay on top of your health goals.
Pack Your Lunch
Having meals prepped for you when your lunch break hits will help you stay on track when you are craving something unhealthy. Plus, it will ultimately save you time in the long run because you don’t have to go out to eat. Although this requires some preparation ahead of time, it becomes well worth it when you see the physical results you want from fueling your body with healthy nutrients, even on your lunch break.
Hydration is one of the most undervalued ways to curb cravings. Often when a craving hits, you’re not wanting food, but rather you need to hydrate your body. Try drinking a cup of water when you feel the urge to visit the vending machine or run to get a quick snack. A way to take that a step further? Keep a reusable water bottle at your workspace and drink your needed amount of water throughout the day to be proactive and curb those cravings.
Plan Your Snack Times In The Office
If you know when you naturally get cravings, try eating a healthy snack that’s already in reach 30 minutes before the cravings hit. The goal is for you to have less temptation to get something that doesn’t provide you any beneficial nutrients or long term happiness. If you’re wondering what to keep handy, I like snacking on some mixed nuts, cut veggies, or these granola bites recipe.
Get Up And Walk Around
If you have a tendency to get bored or hit a brain fog around 3 pm, try getting up and walking around for 5 minutes. Sometimes when you crave a snack, getting up and changing scenery is just enough to get your brain off of food and focus on something else, which leaves you eating less unnecessary food than you wanted. In addition, this helps with the general movement in your workday, giving you a quick break to refresh your mind, gain some mental energy, and move forward empowered in your day.
If you want more ideas for healthy snacks and meal prepping, check out my blog and Instagram for some tasty ideas. The blog has many helpful resources designed to keep your healthy eating both delicious and creative!
Healthy lifestyle changes can be hard, especially at work. But, with the right resources, you can have the wellness you deserve. Try out these tips and see just how rewarding it is to make small, consistent progress with your healthy lifestyle goals.