Stick to Your Diet at Work with Easy, Portable Snacks
If you’re on a diet, the office can make staying healthy a challenge. From birthday cakes to breakfast muffins, you’ll want to avoid the usual food at work and pick healthier options.
You can stay on a weight loss plan while working. Try these delicious snacks at work:
#1 - Almonds.
Nuts are a quick snack that can be carried in your bag and eaten at your desk. Almonds are a good choice with fiber, protein, and healthy fats.
Almonds can help you feel full, so you’re not tempted to eat half of the birthday cake in the break room. These nuts also have an important nutrient -- vitamin E, which can support your immune system and help your cells to regenerate.
#2 - Roasted chickpeas.
They’re a quick snack that can keep you full for a long time. Chickpeas have fiber and protein, which work together to slow your digestion and help you feel full. So you’ll be able to avoid junk food and burn calories at the same time.
#3 - Popcorn.
Popcorn is a high-fiber, moderate protein and low-fat snack choice that often surprises people. It may look like a lightweight snacking option, but it actually filled with fiber and protein. It’s a low-fat option that doesn’t have many calories. One thing to be aware of -- how the popcorn made matters. It is an efficiently healthy snack if it’s lightly seasoned and air-popped.
#4 - Pears.
If you’re looking for something sweet, instead of a boring apple, try bringing pears as a snack to work. Pears have fiber, which is important for weight loss goals, and they have vitamins. If it’s hard for you to chew on an entire pear at work, then consider cutting it up into small pieces.
#5 - Yogurt.
Yogurt comes from milk, so it contains animal protein, plus several other nutrients found in dairy foods, like calcium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, potassium, and magnesium. If you avoid the sugary versions, then yogurt can help you lose weight. Yogurt has the protein you need to keep going for a long day at the office.
You might notice that fiber and protein are the most important two nutrition to make you feel full and prevent you from overeating. If you can find one of your favorite snacks that are rich in fiber and protein, try them out! And remember to avoid high in processed sugar and unhealthy fat. We will talk about more healthy snack options next week!