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1/30/18 2:19 P

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I also have a high stress/demanding job and I've found that the only way I can fit in a workout is if I do it early, before my day starts. If I try to go at the end of the day, I might end up stuck at work or I might just be too exhausted. Pencil it in just like another commitment and one that is high priority. Your health is honestly more important than your job and if you make the time to take care of yourself, your performance at work will also probably be better than if you're anxious and wound tight. I find that cardio, for me at least, is also a huge stress reliever and can help me clear my head and focus better at work.

As for food, when I'm really busy, I rely on healthy takeout and frozen meals from Lean Cuisine or Amy's Organics, with the occasional simple meal that I can throw in my slow cooker or whip up really quickly, like an omelet. I know frozen meals have way too much sodium, but it at least lets me stay within my calorie range without thinking about it too much or spending time cooking - I'd rather spend that precious extra time at the gym.

I'm sometimes a stress eater so I also like to have fairly low calorie things I can munch on, like sliced cucumbers, celery, radishes and air popped popcorn.



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1/27/18 8:27 P



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Just a quick add, often people who take a bit of time out for a breather and proper meal find that they get more done during the day than those who sit at their desk/stay working to try and get everything done.

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* Make sure you have plenty of healthy, filling snacks on hand as well as a healthy meal. They should consist of healthy, lean protein; healthy fats and wholegrains plus fruit/vege.

* Ensure that you also have plenty of water with you or easily accessible. If you have a water cooler where you work, that is even better because it helps you to mobilize.

* If you sit while you work, think of
- seated walking on the spot.
- more frequent loo breaks whether you need them or not
- go for a quick walk on your lunch break
- do some wall press-ups

* Practice some relaxation techniques. Closing your eyes and taking a slow, deep breath and holding it then slowly letting it out, 2 or 3 times can help considerably.

* Shoulder rolls help with the physical aspect of de-stressing, as does clenching your fists and slowly relaxing them, and tensing muscles in other parts of your body and then relaxing them.

* Don't beat yourself up if you perceive that you have made a couple slip-ups.

Good luck,
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1/27/18 2:45 P

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I eat very low carb. So I avoid anything sweet, or high carb.

What do I eat when in a hurry? I take cheese sticks with me, sometimes cold cuts (slices of ham, or salami, or ...) So I open a cheese stick, roll a slice of meat around it and eat that.

I find the fat an protein digest slowly and keep me even, not a sugar rush, a high, then a crash, but really even for quite a while. That snack is easy to take with, and is eaten fairly quickly.

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Be prepared for a stressful day at work by bringing a healthy filling lunch and snacks. Don't skip lunch ! If you skip lunch because you're busy, you'll end up
over eating junk later.

Stay away from sugar ! If you eat chocolate when you're stressed out, you will crave more. Avoid chocolate when under stress. If you need a sweet treat, opt for some slices of fresh apple, pear, nectarines, etc. Eat fresh fruit for snacks. the natural sweetness of the fruit combined with the fiber will also help decrease any cravings for junk.

Eat lunch, bring a healthy meal so that you don't binge on cookies, brownies or whatever is at work. Bring healthy snacks like fresh fruit or nuts.

As far as exercise, you'll have to do that before or after work. That might mean getting up 30-60 minutes early to get in a 30 minute workout. What are you doing for exercise now ? What do you do each day to stay active ?



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1/27/18 6:31 A

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I have a lot of work to do in a very short time, how do I avoid overeating (I am def nervous/anxious) and how do I squeeze in exercise (I am in the "I have no time to waste on anything other than work" mode)?

Thanks in advance for the suggestions and support!

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