Copyright © 2009 - 2017 Niche Offices
We are all guilty of it but we still insist to eat badly at the office when working. Whether you are working in a busy office in London or a quieter office in the United Kingdom, high fat food can be extremely tempting when we are having a busy day or even a bad day. We will rush out to get our lunch and just buy anything that we fancy, which in most cases is high fat and sugar food. However, do we stop and think whether the food we eat is actually good for us especially when we are in the office all day with no general exercise at all? The answer is probably not!
We all know how we feel when we eat too much of the wrong foods at lunch such as sandwiches with mayonnaise, crisps, and fizzy drinks and perhaps even the odd sausage roll but why on earth do we still do it when it increases weight and makes us feel bloated or tired? Simple really, the answer is we just do not think when we are busy or in a rush. It is nice to feel good when we are working so here are a few suggestions into combating those extremely guilty pleasures at the office.
To get started and this may sound extreme but it is worth planning the weeks lunches and making a weekly schedule. This way we can have a guide to follow as it is virtually impossible to remember from your head especially when you are busy. First off, grab a notepad or open up an excel spreadsheet and write the days of the week down on it. Next, you can make a list on a separate sheet of all the healthy foods that would be good for you to eat including the foods that you enjoy. For example pasta, chicken breast, tuna, prawns etc. It is always good to remember to check the fat content when you actually buy these products too as you may be surprised of the amount of calories in them. Also, do not forget the vegetables and fruit to go with your sandwich and with your lunch, as it is always important to have a well-balanced meal. These for example can consist of tomato, cucumber, lettuce, onion, avocado, apples, pears, grapes, nectarines, bananas etc. Try to think hard for all the various foods you can eat as they all have different vitamins inside.
Once your healthy food list is complete then it is time to build a schedule on your note pad or excel spreadsheet. We would recommend taking your time over this part, as the schedule might need updating as you do it. A good tip for the schedule is to spread the foods over different days, this way you can balance the different foods over the week. For example, you can have a chicken breast sandwich on one day and perhaps tuna the next. This is quite important, as you do not want to have the same foods one day after another as it can lead to lunches being boring or unappetizing and perhaps a craving for those delicious delicatessen sandwiches down the road from your office in London. You know the one I mean!
Anyway, after the schedule is complete and you are happy with what you are eating over the week or two weeks, you are good to go. It is now simply a case of buying the food and storing it for the week ahead. Another tip that we would suggest is not over eat, just because you are eating well does not mean you can eat more. A good rule of thumb for the average person is to have a sandwich/pasta, a fruit, and a drink for lunch. Another thing to bear in mind is that many shops do actually sell these foods as a lunch but it is still worth making a schedule so you can have a balanced diet throughout the week.
So now you have all what you need it is a case of trying it. It may sound a bit harsh especially if you have high fat content foods for your lunch but you will find that after a week you will actually feel and look better as a result. Another thing to remember is that we are actually more productive and concentrate better at the office when we are fit and healthy too.
Copyright © 2009 - 2017 Niche Offices