Thursday, September 22, 2011
Eating 9 to 5
For me it's critical to take, not only lunch, but something healthy to snack on through the day as well. Stuff like fruit, cottage cheese, yogurt, maybe nuts....anything but the calorie dense but nutritionally sparse fare I might find in a machine. Experience has shown me that when I don't have anything brought from home and I get that urge to munch....and I always do....those machines look mighty tempting. I can convince myself that a bag of pretzels is healthy, that a Reese's Cup has protein so it's not so bad, or just plain out say I'm hungry and screw the diet.
I avoid the temptation by carrying my own food. It means that I have to haul a cooler to work. It also means that I have to make time in the morning to pack all the food I want to eat during the day. Still....probably the best way I've learned to avoid using the machines is to make sure I don't have any money in my pockets which, considering my profession, is not all that hard to do.