Workplace Weight Loss Tips
That Can Benefit Anyone By Kat Carney - Former CNN
Headline News Health Anchor
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(NAPSI) Whether it's the tall vanilla latte you grab on your
way into work, the donuts served at your morning meeting, or the pizza that
your boss orders because there is no time to take a lunch, working can be a
very fattening proposition. As CNN Headline News health anchor for more
than three years, my work routine certainly helped me put on the pounds. I
spent my days doing research at a computer, writing and broadcasting on-air in
a busy studio environment.
The irony was that as a health reporter, I was covering every
weight loss method in the book. I tried countless programs but just couldn't
find one that fit into my busy lifestyle. Finally, after struggling with my
weight for years, I have taken off 41 pounds [and gone from a size 16 to a size
8] and feel great. Here are some workplace tips that I learned along the way
that can benefit anyone who wants to lose weight and feel great:
Eat a balanced breakfast. Like mom said,
breakfast is the most important meal of the day. To make things easier, write
out several easy-to-prepare meals so you don't have to think about what to eat.
I like prepackaged, "grab and go" options. Using prepackaged foods, like
NutriSystem, made this really easy for me to do.
Plan your lunches ahead of time. When
you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Whether you plan your lunches the night
before, or even over the weekend, having a plan will help you avoid diet
disasters at work.
Keep healthy, single-serving snacks in
your office. Don't starve yourself during the workday. Make it easy to have
a healthy "pick me up."
Find ways to sneak in extra physical
activity. Park farther from the building. Walk to your coworker's office
rather than sending an email. Don't keep a trashcan near your desk (so you have
to get up each time you need to throw something away). Take a walk around the
building during your lunch hour. Use the stairs.
hydrated throughout the day. Keep a large bottle of water at your desk and
sip throughout the day. Maybe add a slice of lemon or lime.