Stress-Free Lifestyle Tips
You’re sat at your desk and all of a sudden your inbox is full to the brim, that colleague of yours is constantly asking questions, your boss is putting pressure on you… not to mention all the washing, chores and other odds and sods waiting for you at home.
You thought this week would be the week you start eating healthy and ditching the crap. You’ve realised you skipped breakfast for the caramel latte and all of a sudden its 11 am and you’re stressed, hungry and about 10 seconds from hitting the vending machine!
Here are some top tips of how to stop emotional and mindless eating at work.
Say “No” and Supply Alternative
Pause and say to yourself – will this sugary sensation help?
Will it get me closer to getting my jeans to feel comfortable?
Will it make my day less stressful?
Saying no means sometimes eating what you know will make you happy later on even when you really want chocolate cake now.
Fill your bag and desk full of healthy alternatives. Pull out those carrot sticks and homemade hummus.
Go and get a glass of water or make a cup of tea. Get up and go for a walk. Distract that pang and focus on what will truly make you happy.
Chocolate Won’t Make Stress Go Away
The sweet sensation of sucking on a piece of chocolate may make you have a few minutes of taste but this will be followed by a sugar rush.
You will have a brief period of increased energy followed by a severe low.
You may even go through the guilt cycle of “I shouldn’t have had that” “I was supposed to have a healthy week” etc etc.
Sugar is never the answer to a stressful situation – in fact, it can make it a thousand times worse.
Find out what is triggering your stress at that moment. Pause. Take 5 minutes to deal with it. Acknowledge the want for the chocolate and then let it go.
Don’t want to eat like a rabbit? Then don’t!
Unless you love salad, in which case, crack on, however, if you’re like the majority of the human race, we associate eating lettuce leaves with “being on a diet” and that automatically makes you feel restricted.
Instead, fill your lunchbox with some delicious whole food recipes. Try new things. Find out what you like and try out something off the wall. Get some new recipe books in and have a research.
Love Your Body Its The Only One You’ve Got
Right now is your prime! This second is the youngest you will remember.
You will look back at photos and look at this time and wish you still had that youth. When mindlessly eating or feeling stressed out and grazing… think about the future.
You are what you eat and you will want your body to be full of the most nourishing foods out there.
Think skin: avocados
Think hair: coconut
Think body: lean protein and these triggers will guide you
Think Cellulite… yes vending machine I am looking at you!
Get Support From Your Friends
Making the right choices can sometimes be hard if people around you are not making the same choices. Share with a friend.
Make yourself accountable to someone at work… someone who can stop you mindlessly reaching for the 3 pm biscuit tin, or when you’re out for coffee saying the no-way to the Hazelnut Latte!
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