Offices are a breeding ground for unhealthy eating – at least I have found this to be the case in my experience. Perhaps it’s the joined collective spurring one another on with the mentality of ‘if we’re all eating badly it doesn’t matter so much…’ or the stress factor, leading to mindless consumption or looking for a quick fix, often high in sugar or salt.
Either way I have found the only way to resist temptation, especially when will power is weak, is to have a few items on hand which I keep in my desk drawer. This way I know I have something if I need a snack and I find my energy levels are more consistent throughout the day. Here are my personal ‘essentials’:1. Miso soup packets – good quality ones, particularly from a Japanese food store, so they have good flavour. These are great for breakfast if I’ve not eaten and / or a warm afternoon snack.