It's becoming a common trend for employers to treat their employees with food and snacks on special occasions. Birthday cakes, free coffee, and donuts on Fridays or catered lunches at meetings, these tasty treats can increase loyalty and make the workplace a friendlier, more relaxed environment. However, if you spend 8+ hours, 5 days a week in the office, these "special occasions" can add up and wreck your good eating habits if you are not careful. What can you do to avoid getting off track? Here are 5 tips to stay healthy at the office:
Create a Morning Ritual. Taking some time for yourself in the morning before you leave for work can leave you feeling energized, focused, grounded, clear-headed, and more ready to fight any temptations that may come your way during your workday. Stretching, meditating or journaling are some great ways to start your morning, or even just sitting quietly by the window while sipping on a cup of Dr. Sebi's Herbal Teas. If you like to eat breakfast, Dr. Sebi's 5-ingredient Alkaline Pancakes could be a brilliant start for your day, and if you're in a rush, you can take Dr. Sebi's Blueberry Smoothie in a mason jar and drink it on the go. All set!
Pack Your Lunch. Packing a lunch from home ensures you know exactly the ingredients that go in it so it doesn't derail you from your goals. Plus, it will also save you a ton of money! Dr. Sebi's "Green Goddess" Sandwich is filled with veggies and healthy fats which will keep you full and satisfied all day long.
Choose Healthy Snacks. It can be very tempting and convenient to run to the vending machine down the hall when you're hungry or grab a doughnut and a cup of joe at the conference room when you hit an energy slump at 5 o'clock. However, if you keep healthy snacks in your desk drawers or work fridge, you are less likely to be tempted by less than stellar options. A piece of fruit (like an apple or a burro banana) or one of these No-Bake Walnut Date Bars will do the trick.
Keep Hydrated. Drinking enough water during the day is a great way to avoid temptation and keep all your bodily systems working properly. Dr. Sebi always recommended to drink at least a gallon of spring water every day, and a good way to ensure you do that is by keeping a refillable water bottle at your desk at all times. If you're trying to resist the caffeine temptation, a pot of Dr. Sebi's Herbal Teas can help you kick your coffee cravings to the curb.
Stay Active. Being more active can increase energy levels, lower stress, and help manage your weight. Find small ways to add more movement into your day, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator or taking breaks every 20 minutes to stretch.