cookiescrpdWhen we start a new job, we have several adjustments to make.  One of them is our eating habits.  Some of us get fat while others of us get thin.  We want to fit in, but we don’t need to join some company trends of poor eating habits. Here are three tips on how not to gain weight when you start a new job.

  1. Avoid the company kitchen – You are likely to walk into the kitchen and find community food waiting for you.  Don’t go there.
  2. Free Food – When co-workers bring cookies or cakes to work, often times free food makes us want to eat simply because it’s free.  It’s still calories do don’t let the fact that it’s free get the best of you.  
  3. Company outings – You might not be in control of where you have your company luncheons, but you are in control of what you order from the menu.

Bottom line: Don’t put yourself in environments that will make you fail in your efforts to keep your regular weight. Don’t fall to pure pressure or bandwagon mentality when it comes to a company’s food habits. Always remind yourself: You are in control of what you eat!

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APA Reference
Loberg, E. (2013). Getting Fat At Work – 3 tips to avoid new job, new weight!. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 28, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/manic-depression/2013/02/14/getting-fat-at-work-3-tips-to-avoid-new-job-new-weight/

 

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