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Eating well at work can give you the energy you need to stay alert and productive. It can also help boost your overall health. Sometimes challenges, such as coffee breaks, meetings and workplace celebrations, can get in the way of healthy eating. Here are some simple solutions to those challenges so you can fuel your workday the healthy way.
How often do you reach for a cup of coffee during work breaks? If you refill your mug a few times a day, you may be getting more caffeine than you think. Too much caffeine can lead to trouble sleeping, irritability, nervousness, rapid heart rate and headaches in some people.
Try these tips to help you sip less coffee:
Did you know? Added cream and sugar can quickly add extra calories. Add milk instead of cream to your coffee. Go easy on the sugar too.
Find out how much caffeine is in your favourite drink by reading Facts on Caffeine.
It can be tempting to eat food served at meetings even if the meeting is not during mealtime. Meetings with coffee, pastries and big buffet lunches can get in the way of healthy eating. Next time you head to a meeting, try these tips to keep healthy eating on track:
Eating with others can influence what and how much you eat. Create a healthy eating environment where you work! Take these suggestions to your employer to make your celebrations into healthier events:
Buying lunch at your workplace cafeteria
Packing healthy lunches and snacks for work
Keep active at work
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