Eating healthy while working isn’t so tough, all what you need is planning, a little bit of preparation and the will to eat clean. That doesn’t sound too hard right? Wrong! It’s not so simple, we know that. But fear not! We got you covered. These are few tips to help you eat clean while at work.
Don’t skip breakfast
Starting your day with a healthy balanced breakfast is a wise idea for few reasons. First, if you skip breakfast and let yourself get too hungry, saying no to junk food from burger places when your stomach rumble becomes next to impossible. So how can you make your breakfast healthy and simple? Prep freezer smoothie packs the night before and simply bled it up and drink for breakfast. Keep a stock of muesli or granola bars. Whatever your breakfast plan is, having it before you leave to work or taking it with you is the first step to eating clean while working.
Watch your water intake
Keep a bottle of water near your work station and drink enough water throughout the day. If plain water bore you, shift to fruit infused water or detox water. Avoid soda or any type of carbonated drinks as much as possible. If possible set a reminder in your phone and try to drink at least one glass of water every hour. Reduce the consumption of high-calorie beverages such as coffee as this can obstruct your efforts at staying hydrated. Have a glass of water before every meal to avoid overeating.
Make your lunch smart
Eating a clean lunch is essential to keep you going through the rest of your busy day and to avoid feeling pitched by afternoon. Try to load as much as nutrients possible into your lunch. Add healthy fat, fiber, protein and many veggies and fruits as possible. Cut down on simple carbs such as bread and pasta. Make your own salad dressing. If possible, avoid having lunch from reliable restaurants. Pack your lunch from home.
Have a clean snack
Avoid the temptation to dive into a packed of chips or nibble a donut by making your own clean snacks. Snacks are an important way to avoid getting super hungry between meals, and a simple alternative way to pump some additional nutrients to your system. Having said that, try not to overdo snacks. Swap a bag of Doritos with dried nuts or fruits, fresh fruits, smoothies or chia pudding. Make your own snacks and avoid processed fast food.