Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Working and Snacking: Not a Good Thing

Let’s face it. A lot of people these days are having problem with weight gain. And most of the time, this is very noticeable for people who are working in their homes. Primarily, since they are just in the house, food is just very accessible in their homes. They can just stand and grab any from their refrigerators. This leads to continuous snacking and thus gaining more weight in the process.

If you are among these homebased employees that notice continuous snacking, you have to do a number of things in order to help you prevent snacking and help you lose weight.

First, you have to make sure that food is not within the accessible area of your workstation. The accessibility of food in your computer area will only increase the instances of snacking on impulse. Also, make sure not to associate computer with food. Hence, it is better to eat on the dining area at an allotted time instead of eating in front of the computer.

Second, be a watchful eater. Once you are about to grab a snack from your refrigerator, check first whether you are really eating because you are hungry. Most of the time, eating can be one way to alleviate work-related stress. If you think that you are not really hungry, don’t eat that snack and look for other ways to divert your attention from food.

So if you want to prevent weight gain due to snacking at home, make sure to do these steps and you will surely be successful on your goal.

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