I can’t keep packages of granola bars, nuts, crackers, etc. at my desk at work. Regardless of whether or not I’m hungry, I will obsess about them. I think a lot of my overeating has taken place when I was bored and not necessarily hungry. Here are some tips to stop eating out of boredom.
- Drink water. I always have a bottle of water at my desk. Try drinking 10-12 ounces to see if that does the trick. You might be surprised.
- Call, e-mail, text or Tweet someone. Chances are, if you tell someone that you’re thinking about food but not really hungry, they’ll be able to knock some sense into you.
- Gum. I always try to keep gum in my purse or desk drawer, because 9 times out of 10, this satisfies my “hunger.” Especially if I’m craving something sweet.
- Move. Deliver something to another floor or on the opposite end of your building. Take a quick trip up and down the stairs. I always feel better when I can step away from my computer for awhile, plus you get a few more steps in for the day.
I woke up early yesterday, so I would have time to make some eggs for breakfast. I used 2 egg whites, onions, mushroom and spinach but only ended up eating half of that on a sandwich thin.
My mid morning snack was yogurt, 2 tbsp granola and strawberries.
Lunch was another yummy veggie bowl.
After lunch, I had an unpictured pack of peanut butter crackers for 180 calories. <—– Note to self – avoid vending machine.
I also had a banana a little later in the day.
I had a quick dinner before heading to Dane’s softball game. I made 2 fish tacos using 1 tilapia fillet and 2 Extreme Wellness tortillas. (74 calories each)
I also had some leftover quinoa and black beans.
The clouds were rolling in on the way to Dane’s game. When I was stopped at a light, I thought it was interesting that all of these birds were hanging out on the power lines. I’ve never seen them there before.
I ended up hanging out in the dugout for most of the game because the rain was on and off.
Dane was awesome and set up my treadmill yesterday, so I wanted to give it a try. It’s different than what I’m used to but I’m sure I will get more and more comfortable with it in time. I set my laptop up in front of it, but the treadmill was so loud that I couldn’t hear it. Does anyone else have this problem?
Maybe I will see if my earbud chord will reach next time. That’s the only solution I can come up with.
Goal – 1200 calories
Food – 1320 calories
Exercise – 129 calories
Total calories – 1191 calories
Do you have a treadmill at home? Do you watch TV or movies from your laptop or iPad?