Is Your Work Stress Adding Up In Calories?

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Mindless eating and emotional eating are among the main causes of weight gain and weight loss failure. Stress is an emotion many people try to cope with using food. Research has found that those who have an increased desire to eat when stressed most often reach for sugary and high fat comfort foods.

CHALLENGE: STRESS EATING

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Put Healthy Eating On Your Meeting Agenda

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Meetings can be long and training sessions are often at unfamiliar locations, often making meal planning difficult. However, anticipating this problem makes it easier to prevent.

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CHALLENGE: LONG WORK MEETINGS

Those who organize meetings may not always be cognizant of employees’ varying lunch times or nutritional needs. Often to avoid having to cut a meeting short or a lunch may be provided to keep everyone satiated. Though the intentions may be good, the nutritional value of these nourishments may be lacking.

SOLUTION: ANTICIPATE AND AVOID PITFALLS

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How Much Cake Does Your Office Feed You?

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In a company of 100 staff, celebrating each birthday adds eight slices of cake a month!

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CHALLENGE: TOO MUCH CAKE

Work events focused on food may be causing you to overeat. That’s because eating with others can influence what and how much you eat. you might feel pressure to eat to fit in with your peers or find it tough to resist treats.

SOLUTION: SUGGEST A HEALTHIER WAY TO CELEBRATE

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Start Your Workday Off Right

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So you’ve survived the hectic morning rush and arrived safely at work. After catching up with your colleagues, e-mails, and phone calls you’re starting to feel a bit peckish. Lunch is still a few hours away, but you need to eat something way before that. It’s time for a morning snack. 

What are you going to eat?

Leftover cake from the breakroom, go out to grab a coffee and snack with a colleague, or did you bring something from home?

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CHALLENGE: MORNING SNACKING

The time between breakfast and lunch can be an especially tricky one. Once at work, people often use food or a coffee break to put off getting started on things. Others feel a legitimate hunger, perhaps because they skipped breakfast or had something that wasn’t filing enough to hold them over until lunch.

Hunger between breakfast and lunch may be legitimate, conditioned, or hydration related. These are important distinctions to make in order to find the proper solution for the problem at hand.

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