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Eating Healthier at the Office

10 Ways to Make Your Workplace Work for Your Diet

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5/14/2017 3:14:40 AM

JANIEWWJD's SparkPage
Great ideas!!!
4/14/2017 8:24:30 AM

RO2BENT's SparkPage
Great tips for practicing portion control
ELRIDDICK
4/13/2017 5:51:48 AM

Thanks for sharing
4/9/2017 10:58:51 AM

BEEBOP711's SparkPage
Great ideas
HYGGESEEKER101
4/2/2017 8:46:05 AM

When I can, I eat lunch outside. Not only is it a stress reliever, but it gets me away from the lunch room goodies.
PLCHAPPELL
3/23/2017 7:13:05 AM

I have my emergency snack stash. Good idea about the water reminder.
LILYOFVALEE
3/18/2016 12:06:00 PM

I actually eat better on work days because it's more structured. I have to eat breakfast before I leave, bring my lunch and snacks, and usually have a planned dinner. On weekends, I may not eat breakfast until 10 unless I completely forget about it, lunch is several hours after that and snacks are crazy. I need to find more discipline when I'm NOT at work.
3/5/2016 10:07:54 AM

AALLEY2's SparkPage
Practicing visualization works for me. Keep my menu where I can see it. Out of sight out of mind works the other way too. Keeping my DH's chips behind closed doors defiantly keeps them out of my mind, Although, sometimes when he eats them I usually grab a couple.
1/26/2016 1:04:47 PM

PUPPYBUG's SparkPage
While I appreciate that a number of people work in offices, I'd love to see an article about eating with an erratic work schedule, especially one where you don't work at a desk and don't take breaks, even for meals. There are days when I work from 6 am to midnight, but left to my own devices, I'll go to bed at 8. So some days I'm cramming a day's worth of food into 14 hours, and other days I'm making a day's worth of food stretch 20 hours. When I work, I don't take breaks, so I'm shoveling food in my mouth as quickly as possible while still working.
1/7/2016 3:32:01 PM

PMORENA's SparkPage
that tip about keeping a "work day stash" has been a real saving for me - saving both money and calories for those days when I haven't planned to be here through lunch but wind up not being able to leave -
9/12/2014 5:54:52 PM

99JEEPNUT's SparkPage
I have been taking my lunch for years and now I am on Spark, I make it to meet my needs and in the long run, saves money. For break, a group of us skip the break room munchies and go for a walk (1.2 miles in 15 minutes). I have a lady who works for me who has a candy bowl sitting in front of her all day long and looking at her, you can tell. But, I just pass it by!

But, I do eat my lunch in front of the computer - usually searching Spark for interesting ideas and articles.
2/17/2014 10:16:01 AM

KEEPITSIMPLE_'s SparkPage
All of these are great tips, and essential too. I am blessed with a regular schedule so I can plan snacks and lunches. I prefer to bring my own. What helped me the most on this journey, at work, was a buddy. We were even Sparkfriends as well. We kept each other accountable, shared our good times and bad, shared recipes, brought each other experiments, etc. It was wonderful to have someone that REALLY understood. Our office now has moved toward a more healthy atmosphere which helps alot.Great article.
1/17/2014 9:23:14 PM

FANCYQTR's SparkPage
The last place I worked there is no way you could do some of these things. You had very little time for meals, most places (I worked for an inventory company) you didn't even get breaks. A lot of them they didn't allow you to have any water with you and you couldn't take breaks to go get water. If you took your meal someone would throw it away. They threw away my entire cooler and food plus a couple other things. It is nice when you have a company that actually cares about their employees.
1/16/2014 4:02:50 PM

SKYVALLEYGAL's SparkPage
Being self employed with DH is both a blessing and a challenge. He is my worst nemesis. I keep healthy lunch makings in our office refrig, I have a toaster and microwave and do my best to keep us out of fast food and restaurants at lunch. However, he gets tired of healthy foods and encourages me to go out to eat. I'm always relieved when he has a lunch meeting I'm not going to or one of his buddies takes him to lunch. However, exercise is almost nil at this office, There's only about 900 sq ft in the whole office. When the weather permits I try to go out and walk. As with lunch when he goes to a meeting without me, I jump at the chance to go for a walk at lunch since we are right dowtown and are in a really small community.
1/16/2014 3:05:24 PM

FUNSPIRIT11's SparkPage
Good advice! I pack my lunch and snacks each day. I don't get into any trouble with bad eating habits until I walk in my front door very hungry! HELP!!

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