They say old habits die hard, and there’s nothing harder than going back to the workplace after the festive period and realising it’s no longer socially acceptable to eat Advent Calendar chocolate for breakfast.
So, once January 1st comes around, it always seems like a good opportunity to do away with the high calorie, high sugar foods and instead trade in for celery sticks, cucumber & hummus. Not as delicious, but at least you’re sticking to your New Year’s Resolution, right?
But then in the first week back the workplace biscuits, cakes & sandwich platters come out to play… with disastrous consequences. How could you possibly resist a bountiful slab of carrot cake when all you have in your desk drawer to snack on are just plain old raw carrots?
It’s not easy – we definitely struggle in the Exante office – but have no fear, there ARE ways for you to kick the bad habits to the kerb without losing your marbles.
Take a look at our top 5 healthy habits for the workplace…
Top 5 Habits for a Healthy Workplace
1 | Keep snacking, but snack sensibly
Once your desk neighbour pops open a bag of crisps or munches on a cookie, you’re probably already halfway to craving the bad stuff. It’s the domino effect that has caused many a great man’s downfall, but there is a way to stop the cravings coming on.
Keeping healthy raw vegetable snacks around is great for fighting off the urge to eat, even when you know you’re not hungry. If your desk neighbour is making you starving because they’re ploughing through a crunchy biscuit, tuck into a carrot or a stick of celery to send the ‘crunch’ signals to your brain that will tell you that you don’t need the crisps to satisfy your cravings any longer.
Take a look at some of our healthy Balance Range Snacks…