i would say that soup is your friend. make up a big pot of vegetable soup. do something like the weight watchers free soup or the cabbage soup diet soup. the idea is a lot of water, a lot of seasoning, a lot of water heavy veggies and not a lot of calories per cup. so make that up for the week, and have a cup or two [or three for that matter if you can handle the volume] at around 9:30 or so, or it you want to head in to work and take a "break" right before you clock in at 10 and eat, then you should be hitting the full mark right about the time people start taking lunch at 10:30. it should be much easier to turn down food when you're full.
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34 10/18/12 1:02 A
I know that where I work there is always food and candy around. Sometimes yes I give in but I have been trying to have some tea or I did get the dessert gum and that helps me from wanting what they are all eating. I also agree that if I know that I have to be somewhere where there will be a lot of snacks, I tried to eat something healthy and yummy before, also planning on dinner after work or your lunch after I get excited and dont want to ruin that with whatever they are eating. Hope that helps. Sorry if I am all over the place. I am new to all of this and just typing as I am thinking lol :-)
I'd suggest a late breakfast just before you head to work, and aim for proteins and the healthier fats, rather than heavy carbs, so it will sustain you through this period there. Heavy carbs -- sugar crash. Depending on how far you have to drive to get there by ten, a good solid meal before you go should sustain you through the partial day. Keep on hand a variety of teas, if you like them.
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723 10/17/12 10:53 P
I agree to eat before work. I use big salads and fruit to fill up on. When You need to snack, try something that needs chewing like carrots.
10/17/12 6:15 P
I definitely think you should eat before you go to work, so that you know physically you aren't hungry. Then, plan a snack to eat while you're at work. Fruit, chopped up veggies, etc. Stuff that doesn't have to stay refridgerated.
Something that helps me when I feel like I'm going to be tempted, is I get a coffee to drink. I'm a nanny, so making the kids delicious lunch food can easily lead to one bite, two bite, three bite, binge lol. So what I do is stop and pick myself up a coffee after pre-school or the park or wherever, and I sip on that while I'm making their lunch and they are eating. Coffee feels/tastes indulgent to me, and it keeps my taste buds occupied so that I'm not tempted to taste their food.
You could eat a nice balanced breakfast, and then make yourself some coffee or tea to keep your taste buds and mind occupied. Then when you're feeling real hunger, go ahead and have your snack. After you have your snack, chew on some gum to get the food taste out of your mouth. (That helps me lol.) Good luck!
If you can eat breakfast as late as you possibly can, then a substantial snack early in your shift, that will help you fight off the munchies. Have your late "lunch" all planned out for when you get home--another substantial snack--and you should be good to go until dinner. Keep a few healthy things in your desk--small servings of nuts, granola bar, etc. for days when you need something to tide you over.
Just get a big bottle of febreze and spray it around at lunch time!!! J/k. I agree with Shakeuptampa! Fruit, veggies, anything high fiber (fills you up for longer). Special K chips are good for salty/savory snacks (low cal, low fat, lowish sodium). Dip them in low cal ranch salad dressing for a healthy dip. Dry cereal for something crunchy. and don't forget water! It fills you up surprisingly well, and really takes the edge of hunger/salt cravings. I keep a big nalgene bottle at my desk at all times.
Edited by: TANGO_MAUREEN at: 10/17/2012 (13:32)
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925 10/17/12 12:24 P
Grapes, apples, almonds, trail mix...anything you don't have to put in the fridge assuming you can't get up and go to one if there is one. Lots of fruits are great for eating at a desk (tangelos, bananas, the list goes on) or you can make a little ice pack lunchbox and do a small sandwich or yogurt and cheese snacks
10/17/12 12:22 P
Need some suggestions here, just started a new part time job after being a stay at home mom for 9 years, my dilemma is i work 10-2 i cover when everyone goes to lunch! so i sit and smell there food and get very hungry. i'm looking for healthy snacks i can eat at my desk. i find myself going for candy, chips and popcorn but i need healthier suggestion that wont ruin my diet and get me through til i can eat lunch or even carry me to dinner. thanks everyone!