When I wrote the other day about starting my random series on losing and maintaining weight (based only on my own experience doing so), one of the questions I got a few times was: how do you stay healthy at the office with so many temptations?
The simple answer: I pretend they’re not there.
While that theory is called delusion when applied on a larger level,Â it works for me on this micro level. I can’t eat something that’s not there, right?
This is not to say that I never mindlessly grab a bite of something as I walk past the kitchen, but most of the time I don’t, because I know it’s a slippery slope for me to grabbing a bite of whatever’s out every time I walk past the kitchen.
I like Leah’s Here and Now idea–is this something that is a special treat? (Or is my fave thing that I never otherwise have?) Is this something I can haveÂ tomorrow? Is this something I actually care about eating? Or am I just eating it because it’s there?
I have these crazy little conversations with myself as I walk by that work food–and most of the time it works.
Not always, because I’m not some crazy willpower robot, and I really like food, but learning that principle has definitely helped me. That and having my own snacks on hand. Â (Not as in having my own snacks on hand when there’s an office party and being that girl, but having my own snacks on hand so that I don’t eat some stale cookies out of desperation.)
How do you deal with junk food at the office?