We fall victim to eating junk food at work, almost no one is immune. In my practice as a nurse practitioner, my office constantly bombarded with cookies, cakes and candy every day of the week. I can imagine is too. So if you want to get off junk food merry-go-round and improve your health I have a few suggestions that may be useful
do you need:
Junk food notebook
. A great sense of humor.
Manage junk food intake, or let it ruin your health. The choice is really yours! Completely avoid eating junk food is for those of us with Superman-like strength and willpower. Unfortunately, if we completely refrain we may end up overeating and consuming far more junk food then we would have had in the first place. So at the beginning of the day, allocate a predetermined amount of junk food you allow yourself. (Some days you may not feel like having some and cheer yourself on!).
Do not make a big or announce your plan to avoid / limit junk food. You will be setting yourself up to peer pressure, office jokes and endless monitoring of your colleagues about what you eat. You do this for you.
Look at your body in the mirror completely naked (I know this is hard for some of us, but is really important). First list what you like about your body and then what you feel needs to be improved. Do not be shy-this list is for your eyes only. Write down the truth.
There are many eHow articles about nutrition, muscle building and exercising. Read them if you need to update the knowledge base. Decide what your goals and nutritional needs and fits in a “junk food allowance.” Remember, just because you give yourself permission to have a little junk food, it’s simply going to be days you do not want or need anything. Rejoice private!
Keep a stash of healthy snacks in your office. Before you go get that cup of coffee or take a bathroom break, eat some raisins or other healthy snack before you find junk food glaring up at you.
Write down your junk food intake every day, and why you felt compelled to eat it. Sometimes it is as simple as the one who brought the cake is an excellent baker, and you knew it would be amazing! Other times, and often there will be stress, boredom or peer pressure. Now you need to figure out how to handle these different
Most importantly :. . Do not beat yourself up if you had a bad day and ate more junk food you expected. It is “progress, not perfection” that should be your goal.
Tips and Warnings
If junk food pile up, suggests that instead of it being thrown, it may be better to take it to a homeless shelter or similar social services
less “crap” you eat, the better you will feel during the day -. less tired, happier and more productive. Enjoy not being “junk food hell” after lunch!