Prevent Weight Gain At Work

April 11, 2014

Office workers, especially those with a desk job, spend most of the day sitting down working at a computer. It can be very easy to gain weight in an environment where you’re expected to sit still for anywhere from eight to nine hours a day. There are some steps you can take to avoid gaining weight while working a desk job, and perhaps lose some weight you’ve already gained.


Here are a few great tips to preventing weight gain at work: 

Keep your breath minty to prevent snacking
Something about a minty taste reminds you that you have already eaten. So make sure to brush your teeth or pop a mint after your meals. If you start feeling hungry when you know you’ve eaten enough, opt for some warm water or tea to help you feel full.

Work out at some point (at lunch, on a break, at your desk)
Get your body moving. Many people don’t understand that exercise wlll actually energize you. So don’t worry about feeling lethargic after your workout. It’s more likely to come from being stagnant and snacking all day.

Bring a huge salad for lunch.
Skip eating out to lunch and pack a massive salad instead. Loaded with nutrients and low in calories. Make sure to include a protein source so that you stay satisfied until the end of the day.

Hang motivation at your desk
Set yourself up for success. This doesn’t have to be a massive poster board with vibrant pictures, etc. (although it can be)! Post a quote that will motivate you to stay on track. Hang a picture of something that reminds you of your goals.


Remember, avoiding weight gain isn’t just just about what you do at the office — far from it. Maintaining a clean, healthy diet and regular physical activity after office hours will help mitigate the effects of a nine-to-five desk job and prevent weight gain.

I hope these help!

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