Snacks are a part of life. They keep things interesting and keep your stomach quiet between meals. When you’re working, a snack can be an exciting part of the day, but it shouldn’t be something you regret either. Here are some tips for smart snacking at work:
• Take a Serving With You
Don’t sit at your desk with the entire box of your snack. Instead, take a serving of it with you (whether your office is down the hall or down the street) because it’s easy to eat half the box while you’re distracted reading emails.
• No Fridge? No Problem!
Things like nuts, bananas, and oranges don’t require a fridge and you can easily keep them at your desk with no hassle.
If you eat fruits like apples and peaches with the skin on, you’ll get more fiber from them which will help your digestion but also leave you feeling full longer.
• Drink Your Snack
Consider going for drinks like tea or maybe a bottle of kombucha instead of eating a snack. You’ll get some hydration and it’ll bring more variety to your afternoons.
• Stick To A Schedule
You have to block out times for meetings, but you should also block out time for your lunch. If you delay your meal for too long or skip it altogether, you may make some not-so-great decisions at the vending machine later on. Try and stay within an hour of your normal meal break to keep your body happy and stay productive.
• Stay Hydrated
The brain’s signal for thirst can sometimes come across as hunger. Before you go for a snack, ask yourself if you’ve drank enough water today and make sure to take care of that first. Sometimes that’s all you need.