How to Eat Healthy at the Office

Sitting in your office all day long with no much opportunity of making a sweat-shedding physical movement is one sure way of gaining unwanted weight. Especially if your workstation is a cramped up cubicle where you cannot even stretch your legs, you would most probably be buying a larger mirror in some few months. This is what office environment does to people. But don’t give up yet. Controlling your health is entirely in your hands regardless of what situation you find yourself in. The idea is to know what causes weight gain, and how to control it. One way of keeping fit while at the office is by adopting a healthy eating habit.

Office life plays havoc on your eating habit. And losing control of your eating habit is another route to weight gain. Your office environment will push you to overeat without you knowing it. How can we ignore staff parties and group take-out orders? Such fun! Yes, they are fun, but must we simply forget our health? If you are concerned about your health, you need to have a check on your appetite. Consider making a timetable in your head. Eating at right intervals is important. It is advisable to eat three to four square meals a day. Do not skip breakfast. If you skip breakfast, you are bound to be hungry at a wrong time and place, and you would end up eating extra at a wrong food joint with a wrong dish. This will affect the following meals of the day, and your timetable is bound to go haywire.

It is important to know what to eat and what to avoid. Get the help of your doctor or a nutritionist in charting your diet program. Do not forget to drink enough water. This will help in checking weight gain. Do not allow your body to dehydrate. Thirst is often mistaken for hunger. You would sometimes end up eating when what your body actually needed was water.

It is also important to avoid unhealthy habits, especially those that cause weight gain. Smoking, drinking and taking illegal drugs trigger artificial hunger signal to your brain and you end up eating more than your body can take. Controlling your appetite and following healthy eating habit becomes impossible. Studies show that 45% of smokers eat within ten minutes after smoking. The same applies to both drinking alcohol and taking illegal drugs. Do stay away from these for the love of your health.

Above all the most important tool in checking your health is yourself. Do away with laziness and make a conscious effort in keeping fit and healthy.