Okay, let’s just get it out of the way from the beginning. Eating healthy at work is extremely difficult. Whether you’re spending money on take out or eating office snacks, it’s hard to stay consistent on a healthy lifestyle if you’re not diligent on your meal prepping. Now if you’re like me the idea the of meal prepping sounds great, but unfortunately, I’d rather prepare my food the night before. I’ve written a few tips on how you can try to stay healthy at work.
- When taking lunch to work, try avoiding heavy carbs. Swap your pasta for some steamed broccoli or a salad. For olive oil and vinegar, I put them in a plastic Ziploc.
- Didn’t have time to make food the night before? Opt for a healthy lunch. I usually order an acai bowl for lunch or a veggie bowl, perhaps some quinoa, chickpeas, fish or boiled eggs and avocado. Nowadays there are a ton of places that allow you to customize a bowl.
- Quick, on-the-go snacks you can take work are boiled eggs, almonds, simply popcorn (the healthy kind) yogurt, Suja green juice, pita chips and hummus or apples. There are an endless amount of snacks to take to work.
- A good tip on eating a normal portion for lunch is having a heavy breakfast. During the week, I drink a hot coffee and a big bowl of steel cut oats with a banana in the mornings. Sometimes I’ll add almond butter to my oats to sustain me for the long day ahead. This way, I can order something small for lunch and not decide on an unhealthy, big lunch.
If you’re like me and work in an office setting, it’s important that you watch what you eat. Sitting down for 8+ hours can cause slow digestion and if you’re eating that pasta, weight gain.
Also, let’s keep our hands out of the cookie jar at work. Save the calories for the weekend.