Thank heavens it’s Friday! Yes something I hear quite often … the end of the working week for many and a chance to get into the safety of the kitchen at home and away from the temptations that lurk in just about every office. I know of so many WLS patients who cope well until the office tea trolley, vending machine or obligatory cookie plate makes an appearance. What to do? Here’s a tip or two ….
GUEST POST: Meetings are the bane of corporate life. They are time suckers and often useless, but there is no better alternative, so we are stuck with them. Besides the boredom and not getting any real work done, a major problem is the food and drinks often laid out for participants.
These seemingly harmless snacks encourage grazing and add needless calories to your daily tally. Often they are low in nutritional value, for example soft drinks, cookies, potato chips, or other sweets. Some offices offer water and fruit as well, but it’s hard to compete with a CD sized chocolate chip cookies.
Here are 4 survival tips:
- Ask your company’s HR department to provide healthy snacks for meetings – nuts, fruits, and non-sweetened beverages
- Bring your own snack and water bottle to the meeting
- Sit as far as possible from the food
- Go to less meetings – is this one essential?
Tips courtesy of Fooducate