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Working From Home Making You Have Bad Eating Habits?

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As workplaces become more flexible and working from home is becoming ever more prevalent, do you find that you are eating more especially those naughty foods? 

It can be hard to ensure we fuel our body with the right foods when we are constantly on the go or have deadlines to meet. 

If you find yourself in these tricky situations, here are 5 simple ways to make the change to eat better and healthier more simple with big differences. 

Working from home can be tricky when it comes to getting enough exercise and especially eating the right foods. Often many people would fall into bad eating habits. However this does not need to be the case with a little bit of discipline whilst choosing to change the type of food that you consume = better eating habits. 

If you find yourself regularly snacking on or eating unhealthy food then reviewing the quality of the food that you consume should be at the forefront of changing habits as this is one of the quickest results. Here are 5 key recommendations to consider to make when chainging habits. 

#1 - Cut out the rubbish - Cut down on eating processed food

You know exactly which foods i am talking about, those that are boxed or come as a ready meal you need to stop buying. You want to rely on whole foods, namely lean meats, poultry, fish, fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, “healthy” fats (such as avocado, olive oil, coconut oil), root vegetables (such as sweet potatoes) and a small amount of grain-type carbs (oatmeal, barley, quinoa, etc.).

#2 - Nutrition Timing 

Eating protein or by increasing your protein intake especially for breakfast is important to provide a hit of calories for you to tackle the day and improve body composition by increasing muscle mass. By eating protein often this will help regulate your appetite and keeping you fuller. Make sure before prepping foods that your table tops are wiped down and sanitised effectively to avoid any bacteria. 

#3 - Fluids 

When you are feeling hungry sometimes it is down to being bored or food is placed around you,. One habit to help tell your brain and stomach that you are not hungry is having fluids such as water or protein shakes. 

#4 - Eating those Fruit and Veg

It's recommended that you eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and veg every day. They can be fresh, frozen, canned, dried or juiced.

Getting these down you is easier than it sounds. Why not chop a banana over your breakfast cereal, or swap your usual mid-morning snack for a piece of fresh fruit? Alternatively you can drink some freshly squeezed fruit juice, vegetable juice or smoothie. Don't forget to the clean up the mess and the best way to do this is dispose of food as you go. 

#5 - Cut out the Saturated Fats & Sugars

Some fats are required, but eating foods with saturated fats (sausages, biscuits, cakes etc) can increase your risk of developing heart disease.

Many packaged foods (sugary breakfast cereals, biscuits, pastries, chocolate etc) and drinks (sugary fizzy drinks, alcohol etc) contain surprisingly high amounts of free sugars and if consumed too often can contribute to weight gain. 

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