by Kris Pitcher
Pizza for a meeting, cupcakes because it was someones birthday, chocolate, and vanilla filled cookies by the microwave...and the always full tray of miniature chocolate bars in so-and-so's cubicle. That my friends is just another day at the office.
So, how do you navigate through what might be considered a land mine at work? You go "Girl Scout" and take the motto, "Be Prepared!"
I guess it comes down to eating like normal people. If you take a look around...that's "normal".
Most people are skirting obesity. The new normal. You can eat that stuff, but you'll be normal. You'll join the masses in the rising numbers of the medical journals.
Or, you can keep your goals fresh at mind and your plans well executed by...being prepared. That means taking all your food. You can't eat what you don't have. Getting the food right is the hardest part.
You've got to purchase what you need, prep it, pack it, take it, and eat it. Period. This is how you navigate the land mine that is eating at work. Working out is actually the easy part to making progress. It's getting the food down which is the biggest challenge.
Get it right and you will make gains, losses, whatever your goal is. You will get there once you get your food in order. And, since you spend the majority of your day at work, why not start there. Structure the 40 plus hours a week you spend working by eating the way you are supposed to eat. Let's start seeing some progress by eating right, at work.