Smart snacking

HEALTH:

The office environment can present many triggers for bad eating habits. With many of us spending between 8 and 10 hours at our desk each working day, it is no great surprise that office workers can consume around 650 additional calories each day through snacking alone.

Try the following tips to help keep you on the straight and narrow:

EXERCISE:

If you do find yourself snacking throughout the morning, make sure there’s a trade off. So if you have a chocolate biscuit or several spoons of sugar with your 11am tea, commit to a brisk 15 minute walk at lunchtime or make an extra effort to get to the gym after work.184225440977270118_Q3kM8EPK_c1

Exercise not only burns calories but it also help encourage you to eat less and make healthier food choices, so it’s a great habit to get into.

NUTRITION:

One of the keys to maintaining good eating habits during the day is to start with a nutritious breakfast (and grabbing a croissant en route doesn’t count).

Cereal and porridge are popular choices; try topping them with natural yoghurt plus nuts and seeds to boost the protein content and it’ll help keep you going till lunchtime, temptation free.

© Sarah West Nutrition

 

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