Is Your Desk Job Wrecking Your Waistline?

August 9, 2012

Nutrition, Thoughts by Allison

If you’re reading this, you’re probably among the many Americans who sit in front of a computer screen for the majority of the day. And you probably spend quite a bit of time eating at your desk. Snacking at work can be one of two things: A mindless eating binge or a healthful addition to your overall diet. To prevent consuming large amounts of calories while focusing on your work and not your mindless munching, try a few of these tricks to make your desk a safe space for eating:

Keep healthy snacks on hand. The best way to eat healthy snack foods at work is to always have them on hand. A snack with an adequate amount of carbohydrates, protein, and a little bit of fat is ideal. If your office has a refrigerator, keep low-fat Greek yogurt, fresh fruit and veggies, single servings of cheese, or single-serve packets of hummus. If you don’t have an office refrigerator, don’t stress! There are plenty of snacks you can keep in your desk drawer. I like granola bars, nuts/seeds, dried edamame, or individual packets of peanut butter. Another favorite food find is roasted chickpeas from Biena. They are super crunchy and high in protein and fiber.

Read More on Boston Magazine’s Hub Health

Eat Well.Feel Well,
Allison

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