Your guide to eating healthy at work

Your guide to eating healthy at work

Do you want to reduce your waistline? Are you guilty of eating junk food on a frequent basis? Do you want to be fit and healthy but are not able to be so?

If your answer to these questions is yes, then take a deep breath and relax. Don’t get stressed as stressing isn’t going to help. The road to weight loss leads to the beautiful, destination called health. As you know, walking down the weight loss street isn’t, exactly, easy.  Let us tell you, it’s not that hard either. The biggest pre-requisites to embark upon this journey are motivation, discipline, and dedication. You would need to re-fill your quota for MDD as it gets exhausted very easily.

Eating healthy at work- is it really that difficult?                                                                               

There are some things that we think are difficult, but when we try our hands at them, we realize they were actually quite easy. Well, Eating healthy at work is indeed one of those things. We made it hard by over thinking about it.

If we don’t adopt healthy eating habits, we will fall sick eventually. Therefore, a health plan will be of great help. Health insurance policies in India are formulated to keep the individualistic needs of the insurance buyers in mind. Our advice is that you regard your Health insurance as a backup that you never have to use. After all, prevention is better than cure! The biggest input required from your side is changing old habits and cultivating some new ones. It’s that simple.

 Let’s get back to the topic of health. The mantra to be healthy is eating less and exercising more. Yes, we know that this is common knowledge, but it’s time for you to not just know but do! It’s not impossible. You can excel at your job and be healthy at the same time.  The hectic schedules are no excuse to not living a healthy lifestyle. If you eat healthy, it will give you the energy to be your best, energetic self.  

How to eat healthy at work

This article is your helpful guide and answer to one of the most search questions- how to eat healthy at work. Here are a few tips, have a look.

1. Breakfast- The healthiest meal of a day

Never ever make the mistake of skipping breakfast. It is the healthiest meal of the day. It gives you the energy to deal with the challenges thrown at you through the day. A healthy breakfast can options like porridge, oats, parantha, chilla, poha, idli, dosa etc.

Make sure you have your breakfast within 60 minutes after waking up. If you have to rush to work, have a fruit within 30 minutes of waking up. Don’t have time to peel and cut fruit? You can always have a banana.

2. Keep yourself hydrated

Enough has been said about the importance of having plenty of water. It keeps you hydrated and helps to flush out the toxins from your body. If your urine is clear, you are having enough water.

3. Resist the temptation of junk food

We know this is hard but possible. When you are working, it’s is a must to have healthy food and give junk food a miss. Junk food is made from the inferior quality of food products. It makes you lazy and hampers your productivity. You don’t want that, right?

4. Cut down on sugar-

Sugar isn’t good for your health. It’s super addictive that’s what makes it hard cut down on sugar. Sugar in its processed form is like a slow poison. However, sugar in its natural form good is for you. So if you’re craving something sweet, pick some fruits for a healthy glow on your skin.

5. Don’t give in to peer pressure

 It is totally recommended for your physical as well as mental health. Your colleagues want to order a pizza and they asked if you want to join them. You can’t say no because you don’t want to be the odd one out.

Well, being the odd one out isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially, when it leads to making better food decisions. Let them order those nasty carbs while you load up on some healthy food options.

6. Carry your food-

It will save you a lot of money and time. Carry your food so that you don’t end up ordering food online. Also, it will help you to follow your meal plan.

7. Plan your meals

 We tend to treat our bodies like garbage bins. We don’t think before consuming anything and everything, as long as it satisfies our taste buds, and then we complain that we don’t feel that energetic.

Start treating your body like a temple and plan your meals. Planning your meals won’t help until or unless you follow that meal plan. Say aye to good fats and say nay to bad fats.

8. Cut down on tea/coffee

 If you are a tea or coffee lover reduce your tea or coffee intake to 2-3 cups. Excess of these beverages will mess up your sleeping pattern which will make you cranky and tired the next day. Also, your sleeping cycle and your health share a direct relationship. Therefore, we suggest that you avoid any form of caffeine at least two hours before you sleep.

9. Keeps nuts handy

 Keep those hunger pangs at bay by munching dry fruits. A handful of nuts are a powerhouse of nutrition that will stop you from binge eating.  Nuts are a rich source of calcium, iron, protein and are brimming with good fats, so fill a bowl with walnuts, almonds, raisins, dried figs and apricots, and stay happy healthy.

The bottom line

All the tips mentioned above are bound to help you stay fit even when you’re at work. Apart from these tips, you must cultivate the habit of being involved in physical exercise. Take some time out for your overall fitness. If you think that a fitness club membership is unaffordable for you, you can always go for a run, walk or jog.

Also, yoga is good for your body and mind. You can subscribe to Youtube fitness channels to learn yoga. Ditch elevators and escalators and use staircase. Don’t remain seated for too long, It's unhealthy. Take frequent breaks so that your productivity is boosted.

When you go to washroom break, do a little bit of exercise. You can do a set of squats or you can stretch.

Cultivate the habit of walking; after you, lunch break makes sure you walk for 15-20 minutes so that your digestive system works properly.

Remember, fitness is not a destination, it’s a journey.

Source : http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/2017/dec/15/your-guide-to-eating-healthy-at-work-1727854.html

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