Firstly let me begin this blog with an apology. I must say that this blog would have been useful about 2 weeks ago (prior to Melbourne Cup). But it was Melbourne Cup that really prompted me to write this blog – most clients I saw the day after Melbourne Cup either put on weight or stayed the same as the previous week. EEK! Of course, the common problem was the work Melbourne Cup office lunch. If your workplace is sabotaging your weight loss efforts (come on, how many morning teas and birthday cakes happen in your office every week?) then read on to find out how you can keep yourself on track during work celebrations:
Don’t Be Vulnerable: It’s never a good idea to skip a meal, especially not on the day of an office feast, so eat a healthy breakfast and lunch. A balanced and satisfying breakfast particularly will keep your blood sugar levels much more balanced throughout the day which will help you to avoid a binge on sweet foods at morning tea time. Take fruit to work to snack on at morning and afternoon tea (and take this to eat with you if you are having a special celebration at work during these times).
Be the Change you Want to see at Work: If it’s your birthday coming up, request an alternative to the usual cake. Why not ask for a fruit platter instead? After all, who really needs the cake anyway. If there is a work place event where all of you have to bring a plate, prepare some healthy snacks so at least you know you will have something to eat. You will be pleasantly surprised at how many of your colleagues will also enjoy what you have made.
After-work Drinks: If your office enjoys going out to drinks on Friday afternoon, you don’t have to miss out in order to keep up your weight loss efforts. Be sure to order a low-calorie / carb drink like a wine spritzer or even a half-nip of spirit (like scotch or vodka) with soda water or diet soft-drink. If there are bar snacks there to tempt you, just look for protein option such as nuts or chicken skewers, as these will fill you quicker than a packet of chips. Be sure to drink some water after each alcoholic drink in order to rehydrate and slow down your drinking rate. Two drinks maximum should be enough to be sociable and let you leave with a clear head so you can make a sensible & healthy choice for dinner.
At The Natural Way, we pride ourselves on teaching our clients’ lifelong healthy habits. Eating REAL food and being educated on the choices to make when confronted with temptations in the workplace, means that you are well-equipped to maintain your weight once you reach your goal. Call 1300 SLIMMER (1300 754663) TODAY to make a FREE appointment to find out more about our fantastic program – we know we can help you to get back the body you want.
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