Once upon a time, I worked in an office that loved cupcakes.
Cupcakes, as we all know, make people. Smile. Cupcakes.
We’d get them for free, I got them from the hubs.
But ultimately, if you’re trying to eat healthier, when do work treats become more of a nuissance?
I was inspired by this WSJ article entitled “Are your colleagues making you fat?” Which made me think, then feel bad and then get angry. What if it’s not your coworkers inspiring all this bad eating but rather your company?
THere were these (sent by the hubs the day after he left for basic)
Then there were these. ALL THE TIME. Every Friday at 5p or in some cases Thursdays at 5p. And Saturdays.
Some work environments definitely not conducive to healthy living but here’s the thing that I live by: moderation.
How do you work in an environment always treating its employees and not balloon up?
Moderation Say yes to the cupcake. But say yes to one cupcake. Not five.
Learn to say no. Don’t want a beer with your coworkers? Just say no. Don’t do it because everyone else is. Peer pressure is for 13 year olds not for 20 somethings in a work environment. Don’t feel the need to imbibe or stuff yourself with sweets just because they are there.
Find healthy options. I love me some Chipotle and California Tortilla. And I loved me some lunches out with coworkers enjoying them. A bean and cheese burrito bowl from California Tortilla, when I did the math (and looked it up) only has about 400 calories if you leave off the guac and lettuce. Which really isn’t that bad. You can go to Chipotle and get a Paleo friendly burrito bowl with meat, veggies, and salsa (leave out the rice, cheese and sour cream) for about the same. It’s all about finding healthy options at your favorite joints.
I’m pretty excited that I can finally kick my soda habit for good now that there aren’t two coolers of soda staring me at the face. It was definitely a weakness at the previous gig. Here? No soda. Anywhere. Thank sweet jebus and today? I noticed I hit the 135 mark. HUZZAH!!!!