Mindful eating while working from home!
Simple hacks and tricks to help you eat right while you work from home.
Working from home comes with its own set of challenges; screaming kids, constant distractions, uncomfortable work space, and more. One major source of distraction is the fact that we have all the yummy goodies within our easy reach. This can easily result in stress-eating and consumption of unhealthy snacks while you work. We have some hacks for you to ensure that you are mindful of what you are eating while you work from your home:
Control impulse buying: Well the first step in this endeavour is to cut it right at its source. Keep a check on how much time you spend on that junk isle full of chips, candies, biscuits, soda drinks, and more. The next time you buy groceries, consciously try to avoid buying those things in bulk. Keep a tab on the amount of unhealthy stuff you bring into your house. This will have a direct effect on how much of those go into your body.
Make yourself work for that snack: The easier it is for you to reach out for that snack, the more likely you are to eat it. Make sure none of those sugary or deep-fried munchies are in your easy reach. When you know you will have to walk across the hall and in to the kitchen to grab that one quick snack, it will make you think twice before consuming them.
Go for trail mixes: If you are one of us who cannot help satiate those oddly-timed hunger pangs, then try keeping a healthy option next to your workstation. You can keep a mix of seeds, grains, dry fruits, and nuts like cashew nuts, flaxseeds, almonds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, etc. to increase your protein and good fat intake. You can either dry roast them or just have them raw. However, make sure you keep your overall consumption in check.
Keep yourself hydrated: Did you know that your hypothalamus controls your feelings of hunger and thirst? It sends the same signals whether you are thirsty or hungry. So, you might be thinking you are hungry when all you need is a good amount of water. Always make sure you have a water bottle next to you when you start your day. This will largely reduce your trips to the snack cabinet.
Opt for natural sweets: If you have a sweet tooth, then it is way healthier to switch to natural sources of sugar like fresh fruits, dried fruits, honey, dark chocolates, sweet corn, fresh juices, and more. Take a moment to get creative and find recipes that allow you to replace artificial sweeteners with natural ones. This will go a long way in improving your health.
It is more important to worry about what you eat rather than worrying about how much you eat. So, eat right and see how it works wonders on your body, your mind, and your productivity.