How to avoid ‘snaccidents’ at work
Snack breaks Instead of grazing all day as and when you feel like it, set yourself designated snack breaks. These breaks help manage how often you’re reaching for a snack and will keep you fuller for longer; ensure your breaks are set around times you know you’ll start to get hungry or be prepared for a long meeting and take your snack break beforehand. These breaks also offer a little headspace; if you’re struggling to finish a piece of work, use your breaks to take a breath and step away from your desk, allowing for a new perspective when you come back to the task. Communal snacks It can be difficult or even frustrating if you’re trying to keep your snacking to a minimum and there’s birthday cake, holiday goodies or even Friday treats every week in the staff kitchen. But denying yourself a communal snack will leave you dissatisfied and also, a little left out! So allow yourself to enjoy a snack from the communal table but then step away. Cut the size of the snack you would normally go for in half and remove yourself from the snacking area, ensuring you don’t unconsciously reach for more whilst distracted chatting with colleagues. “A busy office can be a hive of bad temptations and poor eating habits, but it doesn’t have to be that way…”
- Read ‘4 smart ways to eat healthier at work’ on Happiful.com.
- cashew, Brazil or almond nuts, unsalted
- Deliciously Ella protein balls (or the delicious Lidl equivalent too!)
- seed mixes
- dried fruits
- lentil crisps
- an apple, banana or orange
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