Tips to maintain healthy food habits at work:1 Snack healthy: Stash packaged foods such as wheat biscuits, low calorie namkeens, masala wheatflakes or rice cakes in your desk drawer. This way you won’t act as a glutton at lunch, nor will you fall for heavy snacks.
2 Eat in-between: Don’t fast for long when at work. Have small meals such as fruits or high-fibre foods such as whole-wheat bread sandwich or crackers. This will help keep your tummy full and also keep at bay junk and unhealthy snacks. Drink lots of water.
3 Cut down on tea and coffee: It’s important to restrict the intake of caffeine while you are working. Do not take more than two cups of coffee or tea during office hours.
4 Control at parties: Staff parties are loaded with cholesterol-rich food and vast volumes of alcohol which can be fatal for anyone if not taken in control. Be strong and stick to smaller portions. Always limit your alcohol consumption.
5 Don’t order food at desk: Restrict ordering food at your desk as then you tend to eat more. It’s always better to take a break and walk up to the
cafeteria and buy your snack.
(With inputs from Dr. Simran Saini)