This happens to me at about 3PM. I need a mental break, and I eat sugary food. I've brought fruit, but it doesnt' feel "rewarding" enough. Sometimes I shop for something online, but clearly that isn't the answer! Does anyone have any suggestions?
Nuts are usually a good snack, really any kind you like. If you really want something sweet, the (Edit - Slim Fast) snack bars are good and around 120 calories. The crunchy peanut butter one tastes like a Butterfinger. They do have a little sugar alcohol so be careful. Another good option is keep some sweet ( or any) dry cereal at work. I have a small bowl of cereal as a 100-150 calorie snack. It tastes good and is usually decent to good for you.
I keep a drawer in my office fully stocked with nuts, cereal, granola bars, snack bars and other good snacks. I find that if I have them available I really crave other things much less, or actually not at all.
I work in a bar, and if i work from 5pm till 1am, i eat quickly before i go to work but then if the bar's quiet i just snack my way through the shift, on peanuts and chocolate and whatevers lying about!
What can i eat that is okay eating late at night and that i won't just Keep picking at?
I bring lots of food to work just so I don't get a craving and the only thing available is the boss' chocolate dish.
I suggest bringing a novel to work, and when you need a short break you can read a chapter! You'll be absorbed in the story so your mind won't focus on food.
I have almonds in my desk and a 0% Fage yogurt in the fridge at all times at work just for this. Works for me! Also taking a short walk around the block or to the news stand.
- Chew Orbit Gum
- Drink Decaf Coffee sweetened with Stevia
- Eat Cherry Tomatoes/Bell Pepper Strips/Celery
- Drink Sparkling Flavored Water
- Drink Hot Tea
before your 3 pm snack, go brush your teeth then eat what you want. After brushing my teeth, I don't really want to put anything into my mouth...
thank you everyone!!!
I have become an Orbitz gum addict. I actually go through half a pack a day at work. That's why I started tearing the pieces in half just to have something sweet to chew on.
A serving of reduced fat Nilla wafer cookes is only 110 calories (9 cookies) Not bad! :)
I also think I might start bringing my toothbrush and toothpaste to work so I don't feel the urge as much.