Does being stuck at the office working on another enthralling spreadsheet cause you to take a few too many snack breaks? This is a problem for me and I'm sure many people can relate! For about 2 weeks I have been logging my food and drink intake. It has made me mindful about my habits and I have cut back on my between meal snacking.
In those two weeks I have developed more willpower, yet not enough to keep me away from all unnecessary snacking. I am currently working at a conference registration desk where 90% of the people checked in yesterday, leaving 2 days of manning my post without a lot of activity happening :/ A short walk to the exhibition hall will lead me to tables full of pastries, chocolates, and more COFFEE! But I must resist. Here is how I am approaching this battle:
Drink water or green tea (avoid sugary or highly caffinated drinks)
Pack healthy snack options (Still can't eat every hour on the hour!)
Read, learn, engage (always have options ready to make downtime productive)
Eat high protein, nutritious meals (meat and veggies are easy to come by in Austria ;) )
That's all I've got folks...I will report back after the conference to deliver my results!
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