We all know that the office has several temptations to keep you from being healthy. Your colleague that always offers you chocolate, the coffee machine where sugar is ever so available and of course the fact that you are sitting at your desk from 9 am to 9 pm.
I’m here to give you a few healthy tips to follow that will help you lose weight and stay healthy.
As you know breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Most of us skip it as we are in a hurry to get to the office. Breakfast helps in increasing your metabolism and keeps your sugar cravings away. Always start the day with a high protein breakfast such as eggs with wholegrain bread. Skipping breakfast can increase your chance of obesity by four times.
Cut the sugar
Sugar is available everywhere in the office and it is very tempting to have it especially when you’re hungry but did you know that one teaspoon of sugar has 16 calories. Imagine that you consume 4 teaspoons of sugar a day that’s 62 calories that you can do without.
You can substitute sugar with stevia or Algarve syrup.
Sodas are available everywhere but one can of soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugar in it. Drinking water not only keeps you hydrated and flushes out your toxins, it also helps increase your metabolism and stops you from feeling fatigued.
Remember to have a glass as soon as you wake up in the morning and have two glasses before each meal.
Forget your colleague that offers you chocolate, pack healthy snacks from home such as cucumbers, carrots, whole grain sandwiches with turkey breast, tuna or feta cheese.
Also, don’t forget to get your fruit intake, so add an apple or some freshly cut cantaloupe.
Even if you don’t have time to move after office hours, try to give yourself 10 min every hour and a half to move around the office. Instead of using the elevators take the stairs as much as you can.
By DR. SHERINE ELSHIMI
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