5 Tips for Eating Healthy While Working from Home
July 15, 2020
One of the biggest distractions when working from home is food. Whether you are eating out of stress, boredom, procrastination, or actual hunger, it surely doesn’t help that your fridge is accessible all the time.
Food doesn’t have to be an issue when working from your home-office. In fact, even snacking is recommended and included in all of our Z.E.N. Foods personalized menus.
As long as you opt for smart eating choices — that include moderated portions of healthy foods — you’ll find it easy to maintain a healthy lifestyle that fulfills all your cravings while working from home.
Here are our best 5 tips for eating healthy while working from home:
Plan your meals and snacks
Meal planning and prepping takes valuable time out of your day. It is the type of activity that you want to avoid squeezing into your 30-minute work break. Being pressed for time will leave you with limited and less healthy options.
We recommend cooking your protein of choice with fewer spices (try just salt & pepper) and freeze it to use it throughout the week to assemble different dishes. You can also pre-cut veggies, but don’t freeze them or they will become soggy.
Don’t forget about the snacks! These are just as important as any other meal on a healthy diet. Instead of wandering around the kitchen and randomly grabbing cookies, plan a snack menu to incorporate into your daily diet.
Don’t Skip Meals
It is easy to get caught up in work when you don’t need to clock out while working at home. If we are not careful, we could end up neglecting our meal schedule and skip meals.
When you skip meals and allow the hunger to build up, you are more likely to listen to your emotional cravings and choose unhealthy foods.
We advise you to treat your home as an actual office. Set an eating schedule for all meals, snacks included. Set time for yourself to eat and avoid eating while working. Being distracted may lead to overeating.
Avoid the Kitchen During Work Hours
Try to set up your work area away from the kitchen. The more you wander around the kitchen, the more you are likely to eat out of boredom or procrastination.
It is unlikely to make healthy eating choices when you grab the first thing you can have. There is nothing wrong with snacking, but eating just for the sake of it could lead to either overeating or diminish your appetite when it’s time to eat a proper healthy meal.
Focus on Nutrition
Working from home is a drastic change that takes time to adjust. You may have found that ever since working from home, your productivity or energy levels have been affected.
Committing to a healthy diet can help reduce fatigue and improve your overall health while aiding in weight management. Furthermore, nurturing your body will make it easy for you to focus throughout the entire day.
About 37% of people tend to mistake hunger for thirst. It is easy to mistake one from another because the signals are similar.
Make sure you stay hydrated throughout the day. If you don’t like water, flavor it with fresh fruits or make teas that are low in caffeine.
With Z.E.N. Foods, building healthy eating habits is easy and delicious. You can personalize your own menu with the help of our consultants and nutritionists. Reach out to us today. We are here for you!