How to prevent overeating when working from home

How to prevent overeating when working from home

Temptations to overeat or eat unhealthy foods can be overwhelming When you’re working from home, it’s easy to overeat or be tempted to snack on unhealthy foods throughout the day. Being out of routine, having constant access to food the pantry and being stressed can all lead to overindulging.

Here are some tips from the home doctor experts at House Call Doctor on how to prevent overeating when working from home.

Develop an eating schedule 

Developing an eating schedule can take some self-discipline but can be really effective. Try to take your food breaks when you usually would on a regular working day in the office. With more time in the morning without your usual commute to the office, try to eat a sustainable breakfast that will keep you full till lunch time and stop you from snacking. 

Stay hydrated

Dehydration can make you fatigued and can be mistaken for hunger. Keep a full water bottle next to you at all times and sip on it throughout the day. 

Stock up on healthy foods

Avoid throwing unhealthy food items into your shopping trolley and try to stock up on heaps of fruits,  and vegetables and nuts. That way, when you go to reach for a snack, you are more likely to choose a healthy option. 

Take breaks to eat

Separate eating from working. Being distracted during a meal can lead to overeating and will reduce your satisfaction. Take a break from work to sit and enjoy your meal away from your deskcomputer. 

Portion control 

Eating out of the bag or container can make it hard to control your portions. It’s also important to recognise when you are snacking out of boredom. If this sounds like you, try to find an alternative activity to take your mind off food, such as reading or exercising. 

Maintain a balanced diet 

It’s important to make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need in a well-balanced diet. Meal prepping can be a great way to plan your meals for the week, and will help if you’re unmotivated to cook or fatigued during the working week. 

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