We all know the importance of healthy eating – it combats illness, decreases fatigue, and improves work productivity. Eating is also one of life’s simple pleasures, and if it is done healthily, we should embrace it without guilt.
But we eat for reasons other than hunger – social reasons, emotional, or sometimes just for entertainment. And the pandemic has made it worse, with many of us saying that we feel intense stress and loneliness. Our bodies are designed to crave calories when we are experiencing more stress. Couple that with more of us working from home near a fridge that is stocked to our liking, and it is easy to see how eating can happen for reasons other than hunger.
With our bodies and our environment setting us up to make poor food choices, know that eating is one of the things that we can control in our lives to make us feel better – if we do it right.
Here are 11 tips for healthy eating when working from home, organized according to WHAT we eat, WHEN we eat, WHERE we eat, and HOW we eat.
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