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7/17/10 2:40 P

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I found this thread with ideas and thoughts about facing the free food at work challenge:

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11/1/08 10:55 A

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Be prepared for free food avalanches this coming week!

... as people unload unwanted goodies left over from Halloween.

Hang strong!
Pack a good lunch!
Bring a healthy snack!

...and be kind. If you have food/candy to unload try to pick people who could really use it. (Although I don't really know who could use candy this time of year. Maybe a little league team?)

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10/28/08 10:25 P

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It certainly helps if you don't go shopping on an empty stomach! Grocery shopping isn't usually a problem for me - particularly if I go after a good breakfast.

Food at work is more of a problem because I am going to get hungry at some point during the day.

I guess bringing healthy snacks from home should help.

Banding together with others and requesting some healthy alternatives sometimes works too. It depends on who is doing the buying.

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10/28/08 1:08 P

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hi well if i am hungry it is a large problem . most times i dont eat them but at times i eat some of the free samples at the grcoery store .

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10/23/08 8:34 A

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It's true we can't tell others what to do.

One thing that is annoying is when we are expected to chip in to a social committee that buys all the treats. In that case they aren't free any more and we can insist, beg, or suggest they include healthy food as choices.

Then there are the times when maybe we are the ones to bring the food and we can try and bring healthy choices... or at least healthier choices...

I'm lucky. I'm not facing a lot of free food at work this year.

I do have kids asking me for candy...


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10/23/08 7:20 A

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I have been battling the food table for 3 years now. It is in eye sight of my cubicle. I now the coworker means well but she puts out stuff that really isn't healthy. I would rather have hummus, fresh veggies and so on. But I can't tells them what to do. I really need will power on those days.

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10/20/08 8:28 P

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Stores are another source of free food that I hadn't thought of, but I know what you mean.

I agree eating beforehand really helps. I do that sometimes. If I eat supper before I go out it helps.

However, when there's free food at work and you are there all day, that's really tough. I'm lucky I don't have that where I'm working now. I've had it a lot in the past though.

Sometimes it helps me, if I just tell myself, "That food's no good." I can do that with chips and donuts. Some foods are harder to resist than others though. For me, homemade goodies are the hardest to resist.

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10/20/08 1:50 P

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I have "grazed" my way through SAM's or a grocery store many times!!!! It is REALLY hard not to!!!! I always try to eat before I go somewhere that,
where there will be free food, so I don't eat as much!!!! I think it just boils down to will power!!!! And i don't have much of that!!!! LOL LOL!!!!

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10/20/08 11:08 A

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I struggle with that too. Not necessarily the Halloween Candy, but the free foods. Especially at work. How do we cope? That is more than willpower. LOL.

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10/20/08 7:39 A

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Well, it's one thing not to go out and buy junk food. (And that's hard enough for some of us...)

But when free food is staring you in the face, how do you cope with that?

Sometimes there is free food all around.
... and leftovers... soon we will have to deal with leftover Halloween candy...

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