Stress Management at the workplace can not only help you keep productive but it can also help you lose weight. Like many people with desk jobs stress induced hunger can lead from 1 cup of coffee to 2 cups and 2 donuts or a large muffin. We are using food to fight the stress we are feeling. An article from Health.com by Tina Haupert suggests several stress management ways to avoid the stress eating trap.
Stress Management Techniques to avoid over eating at work.
A few years ago, I worked in a 9-5 desk job in an office where the kitchen was a ever-present buffet of donuts, muffins, cookies, and other larger-than-life pastries. I honestly can’t remember too many days when there wasn’t some sort of sweet treat tempting me to eat it. I often fell victim to those goodies when my stress levels rose, and instead of dealing with what was actually stressing me out, I temporarily masked my feelings with the treats. For a long time, I didn’t recognize this pattern was happening—until it led me to gain several pounds.
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By knowing your triggers, using will power, and keeping healthy alternatives around you, you can use these tips to beat stress eating and achieve stress management.
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