By mid-afternoon, boredom, or having too much work leads to unplanned snack attacks.
When we ponder about the factors that contribute to our overall performance at work, we do not give much consideration to food.
Life at office can be hectic, with no signs of stopping or slowing down, This leads to an increase in stress levels, development of unhealthy lifestyle habits and irregular eating patters. Most days, our work starts on a healthy note and we have a balanced lunch. But by mid-afternoon, boredom, or having too much work leads to unplanned snack attacks.
Tight deadlines, overlapping meetings and other work commitments make us skip or delay our snack or meal time which is not helpful either.
“Stress eating is a big point of concern amongst office-goers. Stress and anxiety-induced hunger can have long-term consequences for your waistline. Making simple and smart food choices throughout your workday can help boost your creativity and productivity, while reducing fatigue and minimizing stress,” said Dr Rajeshwari Shetty, Head of Dietetics, SL Raheja Hospital.
Stress eating could be avoided if you have certain foods and understand somethings about eating excess in stress. Here’s what you need to know:
Here are 13 healthy snack ideas that will keep you satiated before and after lunch; these homemade snack boxes can also be taken into meetings, so you don’t starve yourself till lunch time.
So, if you do get stressed-out at work and reach for the snack box, these healthy and nutritious snacking options will fuel you up for the rest of the day.