- 1 part good cheer.
- 1 part stress from holiday planning.
- 1 part temptation from all the fattening goodies appearing suddenly in the office kitchen.
Not necessarily, though. Use these four methods for cutting down on the holiday calories at work:
1. Buy a golf-stroke counter ($1.49 at www.golfstuffcheaper.com). Put it in your pocket and count each time you eat something between meals and planned snacks. Keep count daily until you’ve reached a “par” you feel good about. Then, stick with it.
2. Control hunger with 100-calorie snacks. Unless you’re sprinting up and down stairs all day, a 100-calorie snack should sustain you. Check the calories in your favorite snacks online at www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/cgibin/ nut_search.pl. Or keep this list of 100-calorie snacks handy:
- 2 to 3 cups of popcorn.
- 1 apple, orange, pear, banana or bunch of grapes.
- 1/2 ounce of nuts.
- 6 to 8 oz. of fat-free yogurt.
- 1 hard-boiled egg.
- 1 piece of string cheese.
- 1 ounce of soy nuts.
4. Take “foot” breaks rather than “food” breaks. Replace a visit to the vending machine with a walk around the building, a walk to the farthest copy machine to make copies or a walk to a nearby post office to drop off the mail.
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