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Healthy Eating While Working from home

Updated: Jan 11, 2022

  1. Plan your snack and mealtimes. When you were in the office you had a lunchbreak, yes? Probably at the same time each day? Do not take a snack break each time you want to celebrate the completion of a meeting. No reason not to keep to that schedule now you are comfy at home.

  2. If you do not have a designated office space, please do and try not to work in the kitchen or dining room, unless the dining room is separate to the kitchen.

  3. Keep hydrated and make water your preferred drink of choice. Sometimes when we feel peckish, we are actually just thirsty. If you do not like the taste of water, try flavoured water or tea, maybe a seltzer, but do stay away from sugary drinks.

  4. Don't drink too much caffeine. Having access to endless cups of coffee might seem like heaven, but this is not a good thing. Too much caffeine can cause headaches, anxiety, digestive issues and even fatigue. And having a cup of coffee after 3 in the afternoon will affect your sleep routine in the evening.

  5. When it's lunchtime, then lunch. No walking around while you're shoving food into your mouth. Mindful eating will serve you well. Concentrate on your food, enjoy what you are eating and take your lunch break as "me" time.

  6. Nothing wrong with a snack here and there BUT keep it small and try to stick to wholefoods. Stay away from making your pantry look like the inside of a vending machine.

  7. Only eat when you are hungry and not because you need a screen break.

  8. A great way to make sure that you do not over snack, is to do a pantry clear-out. Anything and everything that is too high in added sugar or in a package or box, not packed by you, needs to find its way to the garbage bin.

  9. Go to my Snack Cheat Sheet for some inspiration.

  10. If in doubt, eat more vegetables, raw or cooked!

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