4 Steps to Healthy Eating While at Work

The workplace can be demanding and busy. Many people have short lunch breaks, if they have one at all, and many more people head out to the deli or takeaway to buy their food. 

But you have decided to commit to a healthy lifestyle and you would like to eat a healthy lunch most days, if possible. The idea of making and bringing your own lunch might scare you when you consider what time you get home and what all needs to be done before going to bed. However, a few simple tips can get you eating a good lunch every day.

Enjoy a good breakfast

When you’re told in school that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, this is no lie. Having a good breakfast can give you all the energy you need to make it until break time. If you’re busy in the morning, a smoothie can be a sufficient breakfast. 

However, if you have the time, a sit-down breakfast with whole-grain carbohydrates, fruit, and protein will be sufficient to tide you over. It is important to take your time while eating and concentrate on your food. Reading your newsfeed might make breakfast more interesting, but you will feel hungry sooner because your body is distracted.

Try fasting

If you’re the center of our office’s dealings, you may find it difficult to find time to eat. In this case, it might be a great time to make your workday one of your intermittent fasting stages

Intermittent fasting can help regulate blood sugar and lead to weight loss. It is the perfect solution for you if you’re a busy bee at work and have no time to eat. The practice of intermittent fasting follows a set of steps, and by doing these things the right way, you can ensure you’re still staying healthy even without eating. 

It is important to choose a method of intermittent fasting that suits your personal situation with regards to time and food options. This will ensure you are making the healthiest choice, as well as ensuring you actually benefit from it.

Snack smart

It’s not time to read the dictionary while eating a cake. Smart snacking can keep your blood sugar balanced, helping you feel less hungry as well as letting you make healthier choices. A snack of fruit and protein is perfect for that 10 am and 4 pm slump. Eat an apple and yogurt, or a handful of nuts and some raisins. 

A healthy snack helps keep you focused on healthy eating all day, keeps blood sugar stable so you don’t get unnecessary cravings, and gives you a little burst of energy to make it to lunchtime or home time. 

These little snacks can also be a convenient reminder to take a little walk if you’re at a desk all day. Sitting still for too long can cause blood clots in your legs, leading to deep vein thrombosis. Here, you’re solving two problems in one.

Meal Prep

You knew it was coming. Meal prepping is a great way to ensure you have healthy food for each workday. Make some extra food for dinner the night before and pack it in, or prepare meals on a Sunday for the week. This will ensure consistent portions with a variety of healthy ingredients already included. 

There is no shortage of meal prep ideas and tips available online, so you can’t use the excuse that it is too difficult. Taking a little extra time each day if you choose to make extra dinner, or a little time on a Sunday evening can make a huge difference in your health. Your body will thank you for your sacrifice.

Adam Richards

About Adam Richards

Adam Richards is a semi-retired business professional originally from Bangor, Maine. He spent the majority of his career in sales and marketing where he rose to the marketing lead of a Fortune 1000 company. He then moved on to helping people as a career counselor that specifically helped bring families to self-sufficiency through finding them rewarding careers. He has now returned to Bangor for his retirement and spends his free time writing. This blog will be about everything he learned throughout his career. He'll write on career, workplace, education and technology issues as well as on trends, changes, and advice for the Maine job market and its employers.