• 10 days ago

    Stress at work

    It's only at work that I eat sweets and junk! I never see anyone talking about this! I really like my job but it's a grind commuting by train 5 days a week. My husband and I practice yoga stretches every single morning 5 days a week at 4:30 am, yes 4:30 AM!! The weekends are relaxing and easy going. I feel like a baby whining about how I can't stop eating sweets and no one is helping me! lol

Responses

  • 1 day ago

    RE: Stress at work

    I recommend: Make yourself a variety veggie and low fat ranch tray beginning of each week setup in daily small trays so you can grab and go. Keep your carrots minimal as they are high in sugar. I recommend a variety of celery, broccoli, sugar snap peas, radishes, cucumbers, zucchini, jicama and cauliflower. Throw in a couple Tablespoons of almonds and 2 dried apricots (potassium). And be sure to keep a tall water bottle full next to you at all times. If you set your cell phone to remind you to drink 12 oz of water every hour - to 2 hours at the latest it will help curb. I do this myself. :) For ranch dressing - mix a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch with a large tub of fat free yogurt. (I make my own yogurt with whole milk but no sugar as what you buy in the store isn't that great and most DO NOT have probiotics anymore due to their heating process.) Yogurt is unbelievably easy to make. The same time your cell phone goes off, also take a few deep slow breaths - in through the nose, out through the mouth - feeling your abdomen expand. For some reason, we often forget to "breathe" and this helps relieve stress.
  • 1 day ago

    RE: Stress at work

    Additionally, take some stevia with you - fix yourself a cup of tea with a packet of stevia...I like Constant Comment - helps with sugar cravings and is "soothing." If all those suggestions don't help and you still have a deep craving....find yourself some high percentage dark chocolate at a Health Store - something made with Stevia or agave but no other sugars. Allow yourself one square (not a bar) every day. Dark chocolate for me, helps curb those awful sugar cravings.
  • 11 hours ago

    RE: Stress at work

    i'd suggest you dig into what the core problem is. obviously, if you oink-out only at work, there is something about work that aggitates you. this does not sound like the typical "i need to lose weight" post, i am sorry to say. what's buggin' ya at work? hate the boss/co-worker? too tired because you are up too early and need the sugar rush (if you get one; i don't). stress? talk to us!