Have you considered that maybe your work is what is keeping you from losing weight? For a lot of people, what happens during the working hours lives in a separate world to their personal goals. However, it’s time to fully explore the relationship between work and weight gain, and more importantly work and real weight loss plans (click the link to check out meal planning made easy for AIP, Paleo, Primal, Keto, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, GAPS, Whole30 and more).
Work and weight gain
When you’re trying to lose weight, one of the first lessons you need to implement is to change your lifestyle. A sedentary and passive lifestyle can encourage weight gain, even when you’re trying to limit your portions. It’s easy not to pay attention to what you consume when it’s part of an ingrained habit – such as eating a bag of chips or enjoying a cookie after a hard day and somehow failing to notice.
But your lifestyle doesn’t only refer to what you do at home. When you work in an office, your working environment can significantly influence your lifestyle and, consequently, your eating habits.
Don’t eat while you work.
You’re too stressed to notice what you eat
The workplace has become so stressful that health specialists reckon stress is now a primary cause of illness in the office. There’s something else that stress does to your body before it leads to severe consequences: It messes with your appetite. Indeed, most employees who struggle with a problematic project admit that they try to ease their nerves with a sweet treat – the favorites are a pastry and whipped cream coffee from the local shop.
Don’t drink your stress
You can’t establish a regular routine
It doesn’t matter how many articles you read that promote active behaviors. When your work is too hectic, you can’t find the time to get up early to exercise or to prepare a high protein breakfast. Heavy workloads make it challenging for dedicated individuals on a weight loss journey to stick to their programs.
There practical solution is to discuss your work issues with your direct manager and try to allocate your projects to co-workers. If nobody is ready to make changes, you might want to consider new work arrangements.
Don’t skip lunch.
You don’t have proper lunch
How do you feel about eating your lunch at work? For modern workers, the lunch break has become synonymous with isolation. Too many workers prefer to spend their lunch breaks at their desks working, unsure whether they should eat or not. This is especially common in busy workplaces or in offices where new employees have not yet managed to integrate into the team. It’s fair to say that skipping lunch can lead to weight gain issues as you’ll be likely to overeat after work.
Too stressed, too overworked, too busy to eat properly? Your workplace might be the cause of your weight gain! If you are having trouble planning a healthy menu day after day, week after week, accommodating your specific dietary needs as well as the needs of everyone else in your family, then this issue of Your Daily Success is a MUST-READ!
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