Happy Friday!! Hope you are having an awesome day :)
For my last scheduled post of the week, I chose to deal with the main thing that messes up my food diary (aside from pre-dinner and post-dinner snacks, obvi): Fridays. Why is it that Fridays make it so much easier to slip up on food choices? I always feel like I do so well during the week, but come Friday – bring on the icecreampizzachipsdon’tcareitsdeliciousgetinmymouth.
Another thing that I constantly have to deal with is snacks at the printer. I know, poor me. Read on to see ways I have learned to 'deal' with it ;)
Focus On: Snacks at the Printer
Yes, we've all heard of the deadly printer/break room/kitchen/common room snacks. And, if you have ever worked an office job, you have no doubt come into contact with the best that I like to call the 'printer snacks'.
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My mouth watering just thinking about it.
All this to say, these extra little goodies, while delectable, do add up after a while. Actually, pretty dang fast with my constantly traveling coworkers haha.
How to Deal with Printer Snacks:
Acknowledge the snacks. Take a small piece back to your desk. Only a piece, to satisfy the instant cravings that seeing such delicious things tends to create. If you try to simply ignore the Printer Snacks, the cravings may accumulate into a full-blown sweet/salty desperate run down to the nearest depanneur to buy ALL THE CHIPS AND CHOCOLATE BARS. Trust me, this isn't pretty.
So, just take a bit and appreciate the wee little snack if you know that this will stop the urge. I usually have a piece of gum afterwards to flush my tastebuds of the addictive sugary yumminess du jour, or have a little piece of fruit (which I always have stashed in my office drawer for this exact reason) so I can satisfy the need for sweetness, but actually get some nutrients in the process :)
Snack drawer. Essential to my life.
Question of the Afternoon:
- Have you ever been exposed to Printer Snacks in the office? What did you do to conquer the cravings that these created? Were you able to *gasp* say NO or ignore the Printer Snacks?? What are your tactics?