Dining At the OfficePosted: Apr 17 in Healthy Eating Menu by Staff
When you make the commitment to a medical weight loss program in Fayetteville you are making that commitment with your whole mind and body. Your entire lifestyle will need to make adjustments to accommodate your new healthy goals, and this will include aspects of your personal life, interpersonal relations and yes, your work.
Most adults spend a minimum of 40 hours a week at the office—sometimes much more. The long work day generally starts somewhere between eight and nine a.m. and doesn’t wrap up until somewhere between four and six in the evening. This is a huge chunk of the day, repeated at least five days a week. To make it work, most people turn to quick meals that they can eat on the go or at their desk. Between breakfast, lunch and dinner, a large percentage of adults eat two if not three of their daily meals while at work. This is something that needs to be taken into consideration when you are focusing on your medical weight loss program.
There are several types of problems that people frequently encounter at work:
- The need to travel
- Long, unpredictable hours
- Break room snacks
- Frequently dining out
Each of these factors poses certain problems during a medical weight loss program, but they can all be addressed and worked around to enhance weight loss efforts.
Here are a few ways that you can improve your eating habits at work:
- Bring your food with you. This is especially important as you are following your meal replacement program with the OPTIFAST products. Keep meal replacements with you so that you are not stuck somewhere hungry and forced to turn to alternative meal options.
- Don’t skip meals. Meal replacement products make it easy not to skip meals, but even after your OPTIFAST program you should have simple meal ideas ready to go so that you can eat healthily on the go.
- Choose the restaurant. If you have to go out to eat, say for a business lunch or other work-related event, do your best to pick a healthy restaurant. Find a restaurant that has great lean meat entrees or plenty of salad choices.
Be open with your coworkers about your weight loss goals. You may find that you have a partner at your office who is trying to lose weight as well. Plus, a little bit of social accountability at work can help you stay on track with your weight loss plan!