Wednesday, March 27, 2013
I was always told to leave my desk for lunch and not to eat my desk - from all kinds of weight loss experts, behavioral psychologist and of course, bosses, too. I understand the principles of what they say but I find by eating at my desk, I don't go out on a food (or spending) bender after a stressful morning at work. By eating in and at my desk, I have had to fine tune food preparation and stocking up a large "picnic" carrier. I use freezer ice packs. I prepare my lunch and snacks in the evening at the same time I lay out my next day clothes and program my coffee maker. Yes, it takes effort. It is an effort to given me some stability. By the way, I work for a small business so there is almost no refrigerator access and there is certainly no place for me to eat privately. I remain open to the possiblity of changing this behavior should it become necessary but for now eating at my desk works for me. Real life example, this morning at 11am, despite the salad and chicken in my lunch pack, I was bound and determined that I was going to go get some parmigiani something. Now that would have been about 1000 calories more than what I did eat, not to mention nearly $15 in additional food expenses. Let me know your experiences.